This article is from the Scouting FAQ, by Bill Nelson email@example.com, Soaring Golden Eagle firstname.lastname@example.org and Alan Houser email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
The YMCA-Scout Association was founded 1911 and the YWCA-Guide Association in
1921. In 1960 they merged to form The Swedish YWCA-YMCA Guide And Scout
Association. 18000 members in 430 groups.
Some of the scout groups originate from local YWCA-YMCA groups. But many have
other parents organizations. There are Baptist scouts, Adventist scouts,
Blue-band scouts, Methodist scouts, Swedish Salvation Army scouts, although
most groups are independent and not in any way associated with the local YWCA-
YMCA group or with any church.
The aim of all activities is to give the members various experiences,
understanding and knowledge of outdoor life, with consciousness of the
environment, questions of faith and moral issues, a sense of international
responsibility and involvement in public affairs.
There are five sections of scouting, both boys and girls take part in all
five. The shirt is medium blue with a white (or the group's colour) scarf
that is worn underneath the collar.
Beaver scouts (5-7 yrs)
Minior scouts (8-9 yrs)
Junior scouts (10-11 yrs)
Patrol scouts (12-15 yrs)
Rover scouts (16- yrs)