Association of Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts

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Association of Boy Scouts
Word and figurative mark of the Association of Scouts and Scouts
purpose interdenominational scout association
Chair: Sebastian Köngeter
Maria Venus
Ann-Katrin Rückel
Marcus Lauter
Establishment date: 1976
Number of members: 30,000
Seat : Immenhausen

The Association of Scouts and Scouts (BdP) is the largest interdenominational association for scouts in Germany with around 30,000 members.


In 1971, after the election of the board of directors, the "Association of Boy Scouts eV" was founded from a working group of the Federation of German Scouts (BDP). From this "alliance within the union" the independent association of scouts (BdP) developed . The cause were irreconcilable differences over the politicization of the BDP, which was perceived as a socialist infiltration. The World Association of the Scout Movement WOSM had indicated that it would no longer tolerate this violation of the principle of the international scout movement to be apolitical. As a result, the ring of German scout associations dissolved in May 1971 . With the German Scout Association Saint George , which split from the BDP Federation of Scouts (BdP) and the resulting from the merger of three evangelical Guide and Scout Associations Association of Christian Scouts (VCP), the umbrella organization founded on January 1, 1973 as the Ring German Scout associations New. This umbrella organization was and is necessary for membership in the World Association of Scouting Movement WOSM. This complicated process was necessary for the exclusion of the BDP from the international scout movement, as the required unanimity of the associations was not achieved.

In 1976, the Association of Scouts (BdP) and the Association of German Scouts (BDP) merged to form the Association of Scouts and Scouts (BdP) .


Badge of the ranger and rover level of the BdP

The work of the BdP is shaped by the principles of the boy scout movement (scout promise, scout rules, progressive programs) and the Bündische Jugend . In three age groups or levels ( wolves from about 7 to 11, girl and boy scouts from about 11 to 15 and rangers and rovers from about 16 to 25 years), girls and boys meet regularly for group lessons, which are also called home evenings (in the case of wolves, pack hour , in the boy scouts and boy scouts level called clan hour and with rangers and rovers round meetings), trips , tent camps , workshops, hikes and many other leisure activities.

The BdP is politically and ideologically independent. The work is non-profit, publicly recognized and is carried out on a voluntary basis. As an independent agency for youth work, expenses are financed from membership fees, donations and public subsidies.

The co-educational work of the BdP is also reflected in its federal symbol, which unites the clover leaf of the girl scout movement and the lily of the scout movement. The BdP is a member of both the Ring of German Scout Associations (RDP) and the Ring of German Scout Associations (RdP) and thus also belongs to the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM).

Regional associations

Tent of the Flensburg tribe of the BdP at the Solitüdefest (2014)

The BdP is divided into various regional associations, which are usually based on the borders of the federal states .

  • Baden-Württemberg
  • Bavaria
  • Berlin / Brandenburg
  • Bremen
  • Hesse
  • Lower Saxony
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Rhineland-Palatinate / Saar
  • Saxony
  • Saxony-Anhalt
  • Schleswig-Holstein / Hamburg (also Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania) is
    connected to the Dansk Spejderkorps Sydslesvig
  • Thuringia

The regional associations are integrated in the BdP in different ways. Some of them are just a dependent subdivision of the BdP. In this case they are not legally independent, the elected state chairman is only the vicarious agent of the federal chairman. Other regional associations are registered associations. In this case, all rights and obligations lie with the chairman of the registered state association.


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Matching scarf

The federal center of the BdP is in Immenhausen . It offers overnight accommodation in group houses as well as a large campground with several wash houses. It is supported by the Freundeskreis Immenhausen. The office of the BdP, called the Federal Office, is also located there.

Some of the individual regional associations have training centers or youth training centers.

Until October 2016, the BdP had an independent supplier, the Federal Treasury. The task was given to an external company.

The Scout Foundation was established in 1998 to support and safeguard the work .


Web links

Commons : Association of Scouts and Scouts  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Association of Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Stadtjugendring Augsburg, accessed on November 20, 2007 .
  2. ^ Association of Scouts and Scouts - press release. (PDF; 131 kB) Association of Scouts and Scouts eV, July 12, 2010, accessed on May 31, 2011 .
  3. Reinhard Schmoeckel: Strategy of an infiltration. From scout association to revolutionary cell . Günter Olzog Verlag, Munich 1979, p. 70
  4. ^ Federal regulation. (PDF; 178 KB) Association of Scouts and Scouts eV (BdP), 2015, pp. 36, 45 , accessed on February 1, 2018 .
  5. ^ Fritz Emmel House. Retrieved December 12, 2018 .
  6. ^ Scout Center Raumünzach - leisure and educational center. Accessed December 12, 2018 (German).
  7. BdP Bundeskammerei relies on "Der Ausrüster" - scouting . In: scouting . September 23, 2016 ( [accessed October 12, 2016]).