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Federation of European Scouting

Fédération du Scoutisme Européen (FSE)

(Federation of European Scouting)

full, official name is:

l'Union internationale des Guides et Scouts d'Europe - Fédération du Scoutisme Européen (UIGSE-FSE)
(International Union of Guides and Scouts of Europe - Federation of European Scouting)

(23 member associations in 21 countries, about 65 000 members, founded 1956)

Headquartered in France, UIGSE-FSE was founded in 1956 by a group of German and French Catholic youth leaders. Although open to Christians in general, the organization is strongly Roman Catholic in philosophy and policy (the UIGSE-FSE Promise requires Scouts to pledge to serve both God and the Church). Catholics and protestants are not allowed to be members of the same unit. Male and female youth must be in separate units.

Member Associations listed alphbetically by country:


  1. Austria—Katholische Pfadfinderschaft Europas - Österreich, 1989
  2. Belarus—Katalickija Skautki i Skauty FSE - Belarus (FSE 'candidate' association)
  3. Belgium—Guides et Scouts d'Europe - Belgique, 1963
  4. Canada (Québec)—Association Evangélique du Scoutisme au Québec (FSE 'associated' member)
  5. Canada (Ontario)—Federation of North American Explorers (FSE 'candidate' association)
  6. Czech Republic—Asociace Skautek a Skautu Evropy (FSE 'candidate' association)
  7. France—Association des Guides et Scouts d'Europe/AGSE, 1958
  8. Germany—Evangelische Pfadfinderschaft Europas/EPE, 1977 (FSE 'associated' member)
  9. Germany—Katholische Pfadfinderschaft Europas/KPE, 1980
  10. Italy—Associazione Italiana Guide e Scouts d'Europa Cattolici (AIGSEC), 1976
  11. Lithuania—Lietuvos Nacionaline Europos Skautu Asociacija, 1990 (FSE 'candidate' association)
  12. Luxembourg—Europa Scouten vu Lëtzebuerg (FSE 'candidate' association)
  13. Mexico—Movimiento Scout Católico Mexicano (FSE 'observer' association)
  14. Netherlands—Europascouts en Gidsen Nederland (FSE 'candidate' association)
  15. Poland—Stowarzyszenie Harcerstwa Katolickiego "Zawisza"/SHK, 1995
  16. Portugal—Associação das Guias e Escuteiros da Europa/AGEE, 1979
  17. Romania—Cercetasii Crestini Români, 1991
  18. Russia—Interregion Association of Russian Orthodox Scouts/ORUR (FSE 'associated' member)
  19. Slovakia—Združenie Katolíckych Vodkýn a Skautov Európy na Slovensku (ZKVSES), 2004 (FSE 'candidate' association)
  20. Spain—Guias y Scouts de Europa, 1977
  21. Switzerland—Schweizerische Pfadfinderschaft Europas [German]/Scoutisme Européen Suisse/SES [French]/Scautismo Europeo Svizzero [Italian]
  22. Ukraine—Katolickije Skautsvo Evropi (FSE 'candidate' association)
  23. United Kingdom—Guides and Scouts of Europe (FSE 'observer' association)
See our 'All Scout Countries' pages for more details on each organization listed above.
Evangelische Pfadfinderschaft Europas
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