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Worldwide movement

We are more than 40 million!

Scouting and Guiding is an international community with more than 100 years of tradition. In 1907, Robert Baden-Powell started the Scout movement by inviting some 20 British boys of all social levels to a camp. Despite the traditional educational concepts of the time, the lieutenant-general had discovered during his military service that youngsters are very capable of solving tasks on their own and like to assume responsibility. Today more than 40 million young people in about 160 countries share and live B.P.’s – as he is known as in Scouting circles – concept of a peaceful global co-existence. National Guide and Scout organizations are united in two world organizations; these being the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). VCP through its membership in the “Pool of German Guide and Scout Associations” is a registered member of both world organizations.