|International Union of the Guides and Scouts of Europe|
|Headquarters|| Château-Landon, Seine-et-Marne, |
|Federal Commissioner||Bruno Bordes|
|Federal President||Nicoletta Orzes|
The International Union of the Guides and Scouts of Europe - Federation of Scouts of Europe (Union Internationale des Guides et Scouts d’Europe, UIGSE; also known as Union Internationale des Guides et Scouts d'Europe – Fédération du Scoutisme Européen, UISGE-FSE, or simply as Fédération du Scoutisme Européen, FSE) is a traditional faith-based Scouting organization with 20 member associations in 17 European countries and also in North America (Canada and the United States), serving roughly 65,000 members. The organization, headquartered in France, was founded in 1956 by a group of German and French Roman Catholic Scoutmasters as a faith-based Scouting movement, in order to reconcile the European peoples in the aftermath of the Second World War.
In the Member organizations both boys and girls can be members, but are strictly separated in all age groups, except sometimes in the otters. Member organizations are preferably single faith, local groups must be single faith, most are Roman Catholic.
The Confederation of European Scouts (CES) is a split off of the UIGSE, it left after controversies about the importance of religious elements in the single associations' programs and co-education.
The Catholic Scouting tradition was started by Father Jacques Sevin, Count Mario di Carpegna, professor Jean Corbisier and others.The Federation of Scouts of Europe (FSE) was founded in Europe in 1956 as a Catholic Scouting European organization in Cologne, Germany. From 1962 to 1968 under the direction of Perig and Lizig Géraud-Keraod, the FSE revised the association's constitution, drafted the Charter of the Natural and Christian Principles of European Scouting and drafted a new federal statute. The statute adopted its current name and acknowledged its "belonging to the Catholic Church". In 2003, the Holy See's Pontifical Council for the Laity granted the organization five year recognition status as a Private International Association of Faithful of Pontifical Right, and, in 2008, it granted the organization a Decree of recognition.
The UIGSE governing organization include a federal council, a federal bureau and a federal commission. The federal council is made up of member associations representatives and meets yearly to make changes in the programs and the guidelines, determining addition or expulsion of member associations, adopt the organization budget and appointment of federal bureau members and other committees or working groups.
The federal bureau consists of the president, the vice president, and the secretary of the federal council plus the federal commissioner. Consultative voting members of the bureau are the spiritual advisor (ecclesiastical assistant) and the deputy commissioners. General management is handled by the bureau.
The Commission is the day-to-day management of the organization headed by the federal commissioner. The organization publishes Nouvelles de notre Fraternité, a quarterly newsletter and Lettre aux Commissaires généraux, a quarterly liaison newsletter.
Associations of other churches or ecclesial communities may be accepted by the UIGSE-FSE council as associate members.
|Austria||Katholische Pfadfinderschaft Europas - Österreich (KPE-Ö)||1981||100||full member|
|Belarus||Katalickija Skautki i Skauty FSE – Belarus||2000||300||full member|
|Belgium|| Guides et Scouts d'Europe - Belgique (GSE-B) / |
Europascouts en Gidsen - België (ESG-B)
|Canada||Association Evangelique du Scoutisme au Quebec (AESQ) (Protestant)||associated|
|Canada||Federation of North-American Explorers (FNE) (Catholic)||1999||1100||candidate|
|Czech Republic||Asociace skautek a skautů Evropy (ASSE)||50||candidate|
|France||Association des Guides et Scouts d'Europe (AGSE)||1958||32,000||full member|
|Germany||Evangelische Pfadfinderschaft Europas (EPE, Protestant)||1977||300||associated|
|Germany||Katholische Pfadfinderschaft Europas (KPE)||1976||2,500||full member|
|Republic of Ireland||Guides and Scouts of Europe – Ireland||2019||62||observer|
|Italy||Associazione Italiana Guide e Scouts d'Europa Cattolici (AIGSEC-FSE)||1976||20,000||full member|
|Lithuania||Lietuvos Nacionalinė Europos Skautų Asociacija (LNESA)||1992||200||candidate|
|Luxembourg||Europa Scouten vu Lëtzebuerg||2016||candidate|
|Mexico||Movimiento Scout Católico Mexicano||2011||100||observer|
|Netherlands||Europascouts en Gidsen Nederland||2014||candidate|
|Poland||Stowarzyszenie Harcerstwa Katolickiego - "Zawisza" FSE (SHK Zawisza FSE)||1982/1990||5029||full member|
|Portugal||Associação das Guias e Escuteiros da Europa - Portugal (AGEEP)||1979||200||full member|
|Romania||Cercetaşii Creştini Români din Federaţia Scoutismu-lui European (ACCR-FSE)||1991||500||full member|
|Russia||ORYuR/Организации Российских Юных Разведчиков – The Organization of Russian Young Pathfinders||1990||2,500||associated|
|Slovakia||Združenie Katolíckych Vodkýň a Skautov Európy na Slovensku (ZKVSES)||2003||candidate|
|Spain||Asociación Española Guías y Scouts de Europa (AEGSE)||1978||500||full member|
|Switzerland|| Schweizerische Pfadfinderschaft Europas (SPE, German)|
Scoutisme Européen Suisse (SES, French)
Scautismo Europeo Svizzero (SES, Italian)
|Ukraine||Katolickije Skautsvo Evropi||1997/2011||candidate|
|United Kingdom||Guides and Scouts of Europe - U.K.||2014||observer|
(Source: UIGSE-FSE, 24 November 2018)
Organizations need at least 200 members to become a full member of the UIGSE.
Beyond these organisations, the UIGSE-FSE maintains good relations with several other scout organisations or small scout realities in different countries on an informal basis.UIGSE units also operate in the Republic of Ireland, United States, Argentina.
The Scout movement in France consists of about 80 different associations and federations with about 180,000 Scouts and Girl Guides. Next to Germany, France is the country with the most fragmented Scout movement.
Scouting in Quebec has a long history, from the 1900s to the present day, serving thousands of youth in programs that suit the environment in which they live.
The Fédération Ivoirienne du Scoutisme is the national federation of three Scouting organizations of the Côte d'Ivoire. The coeducational Fédération Ivoirienne du Scoutisme has 23,213 members as of 2011.
The Association des Scouts de Djibouti is the national Scouting organization of Djibouti.
The Confederation of European Scouts, called in French Confédération Européenne de Scoutisme and abbreviated as CES, was formed in Brussels, Belgium, on 12 November 1978 and is still based in Belgium. CES stresses the European dimension of the Scouting programme and claims to provide the "authentic Scouting of Baden-Powell". The CES is a confederation of national federations. The CES is a split-off from the Fédération du Scoutisme Européen (FSE) later renamed to the Union Internationale des Guides et Scouts d'Europe; it left after controversies about the importance of religious elements in the single associations' programs and co-education. The exact number of members of the CES is unknown.
The Scout Movement of Romania consists of several associations with slightly different aims. Among them are:
The Directory of International Associations of the Faithful, published by the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, lists the international associations of the faithful in the Catholic Church that have been granted official recognition. It gives the official name, acronym, date of establishment, history, identity, organization, membership, works, publications, and website of the communities and movements.
The Scouting and Guiding movement in Belgium consists of 15 to 20 separate organizations serving about 160,000 members. Nearly all organizations are grouped by languages and confessions. The Crown Scout rank is the highest a Boy Scout can achieve.
The Conférence Française de Scoutisme is a French Scouting federation, founded in 2000 and serving about 35,000 members of both genders. The CFS is not a member of either the World Organization of the Scout Movement or the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.
National Scouting and Guiding organisations are divided into different age groups in order to deliver the Scouting and Guiding programmes for a full range of youth.
The Katholische Pfadfinderschaft Europas is a German Catholic Scouting organization with 2,500 members. It is part of the International Union of Guides and Scouts of Europe. Katholische Pfadfinderschaft Europas - Österreich (KPE-Ö) is an Austrian sister organization which works closely with its German counterpart.
The Association des Guides et Scouts d'Europe is a Roman Catholic Scouting and Guiding organization in France. It was founded in 1958 and serves about 26,600 members. The organization was a founding member of the Union Internationale des Guides et Scouts d'Europe and the Conférence Française de Scoutisme.
The International Catholic Conference of Scouting (ICCS) is an autonomous, international body committed to promoting and supporting Catholic Scout associations and to be a link between the Scout movement and the Catholic Church. Its headquarters is located in Rome, Italy.
The European Scout Federation is a Traditional Scouting youth organisation. It is a part of the other Scouting in the United Kingdom. Original test work set out by Robert Baden-Powell is still used. The original uniform is still evident today, broad brimmed hats, khaki shirts and shorts, making the wearer instantly recognisable as a Scout.
The Éclaireuses et Éclaireurs israélites de France is a Jewish Scouting and Guiding organization in France. It was founded in 1923 and serves about 4,000 members. The EEIF is a member of the Fédération du Scoutisme Français and of the International Forum of Jewish Scouts.
Federation of European Scouting or Fédération du Scoutisme Européen may refer to:
The Council of Protestants in Guiding and Scouting (CPGS) is an autonomous, international body committed to promoting and supporting Protestant Scout and Guide associations and to be a link between the Scout movement and Protestant churches based on the definition of the World Council of Churches (WCC).
The Associazione Italiana Guide e Scouts d'Europa Cattolici, better known in Italy as Federazione dello Scautismo Europeo (FSE) or Scouts d'Europa, is a Catholic Guiding and Scouting association in Italy.
The Federation of North-American Explorers (FNE) is a Roman Catholic faith-based, outdoor youth movement in Canada and the United States of America based on the methods of Lord Robert Baden-Powell and Venerable Jacques Sevin, SJ. It was founded in 1999 and serves more than 1100 members in 31 active groups throughout North America. The association is a member of the International Union of Guides and Scouts of Europe. However, due to fundamental differences in the values and ideals of the FNE and those of scouting as it has developed in North America, the FNE program stresses that they are Explorers and not scouts.
On 26 August 2003 the Pontifical Council for the Laity decreed recognition of the Union Internationale des Guides et Scouts d’Europe - Fédération du Scoutisme Européen as an international association of the faithful of Pontifical Right.
In answer to your letter dated January 12th 2008, and at the end of the period of approval ad experimentum of the Union Internationale des Guides et Scouts d’Europe – Fédération du Scoutisme Européen (UIGSE-FSE), the Pontifical Council for the Laity, noticing the precious contribution brought by the Union in the field of youth pastoral, is happy to send you, attached, the Decree of recognition of the UIGSE-FSE and a copy of this decree, duly certified by this Dicastery.