Girl Scouts in France and Themed Activities for All Scouts

Explore and Connect to French Culture Through Girl Scouts

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Scouting for girls is an international affair and young women in many countries enjoy the activities of the Girl Scouts. The French organization of Fédération du Scoutisme Français is a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).

Girl Scouts in France

The Fédération du Scoutisme Français (roughly translated: Federation of French Scouting) was one of the founding members of WAGGGS.

The organization began in 1921 and had over 41,000 members in 2012. It is also a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM).

The French scouting organization is actually comprised of five different associations and each has units throughout France.

  • Girl Scouts and Scouts of France - "The Lay Association of French Scouting"
  • Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of France Israelites - "...an open Jewish education, respectful of individual choice of each member."
  • Girl Scouts and Scouts Unionists of France - "A protestant scouting movement open to all."
  • Scouts & Guides of France - "educational movement of the Catholic Church..."
  • Muslim Scouts of France - Girl and boy scouts of the Muslim faith.

Visit the French Scouting website (in French).

World Thinking Day and France

World Thinking Day happens every February 22. The Girls Scouts organization celebrates this day by encouraging their members to take part in activities around a central theme.

Each year a new theme is chosen.

  • 2016: the theme was "Connect"
  • 2015: the theme was "we can create peace through partnerships"
  • 2014: the theme was "Education opens doors for all boys and girls"

As part of World Thinking Day, scouts are encouraged to explore and find connections with others throughout the world.

That may include learning about other cultures or actually connecting with scouts in other countries via a penpal relationship or social media events.

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