Girl Scouting St. Georg

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Girl Scouting Union St. Georg
purpose Catholic Girl Scout Association
Chair: Susanne Schunck, Janina Bauke
Establishment date: 1947
Number of members: 10,000
Seat : Youth center Düsseldorf

The St. Georg Girl Scout Association (PSG) is a German Catholic Girl Scout Association with around 10,000 members. The nationwide girls' association is a member of the Ring of German Girl Scout Associations and through this in the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).


The forerunners of the PSG were the Association of Catholic Scouts founded in Saarbrücken in 1931 and the Aachner Hildegardis scouts created in 1932 . Both organizations were dissolved by the Nazi regime in 1935/36 as part of the policy of harmonization .

Girl scouts of the PSG during the Corpus Christi procession in 1960 on Ludwigstrasse in Munich.

After the Second World War , Catholic girl scout groups were founded again in 1946, including in Aachen, Trier , Cologne and Munich . The groups from the American and British zones of occupation joined forces in Munich in 1947 to form the Sankt Georg Scouts, and in the same year the PSG became a member of the Federation of German Catholic Youth (BDKJ). When the PSG, together with the Association of Girl Scouts and Evangelical Girl Scout Association, founded the Ring of German Girl Scout Associations (RDP) as an umbrella organization in 1949 , it already had 87 tribes throughout Germany. The RDP was accepted into the WAGGGS as an associate member as early as 1950, and full membership followed four years later.

In 1982 the Federal Assembly of the PSG and the German Scout Association Saint Georg (DPSG) met together on questions of co-education . As a result, the PSG decided to remain a pure women and girls association and not to merge with the DPSG, which has been co-educational since 1971. With a few regional exceptions, this is still the case today. In this context, the diocese of Aachen deserves special mention, in which boys and men have also been welcome as members since 1970. This special role, initially intended as a pilot project , was retained because of its success. Boys and men, however, are not allowed to occupy a majority in the PSG (with the exception of the boys' and men's work teams).

The orientation as a partisan, emancipatory women and girls' association was laid down in 1990 in the policy paper “We have a weakness for female strength”.

see also: Pathfinder history in German-speaking countries


The PSG is divided into 19 diocesan associations , each of which brings together all the tribes of a diocese. Some diocesan associations (for example Speyer ) are administered directly by the federal level because of their small size.

The members of the local tribes are divided into five levels according to age and function:

  • Wichtel (7-10 year old girls)
  • Scouts (10 to 13 year old girls)
  • Caravelles (13 to 16 year old girls)
  • Ranger (young women over 16)
  • Leaders

Depending on the size of the trunk, there are one or more small groups per age group. Tribes, diocesan associations and federal associations are each headed by a three-person executive committee consisting of two chairmen and a curator . The board members are elected by members or delegate assemblies of the respective level.

Pedagogical profile

The PSG pedagogy is based on three so-called "pillars":

“We are girl scouts.
We are girls and women.
We are Catholic. "

In doing so, the PSG invokes the scout method and the Catholic faith as the starting point for its emancipatory work with women and girls.


The PSG is a member of the Federation of German Catholic Youth . Via the Ring of German Scout Associations , she is a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts ; At the same time it is a direct member of the International Conference of Catholic Girl Scouts Associations , recognized as a Catholic lay organization , which has consultative status with the WAGGGS.

Symbol and boy scout costume

The symbol of the PSG is a stylized clover leaf with a cross in the center. Like the traditional shirts , the basic color is light blue. Dark blue trousers or skirts are worn with the light blue shirts. The scarf is also dark blue with a colored border depending on the age group. The age group of the elves has a yellow border, the age group of the scouts has a blue border. Caravelles are marked with a green border and rangers are marked with a red border.


  • Boy Scouting Union St. Georg (Ed.): Boy Scouts - Girls' Work in Transition: Biographies of a 50-year (Association) History . Votum, Münster 1999. ISBN 3-933158-11-7

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. 100 years of scouting (press release). Girl Scouts of St. Georg, Diocesan Association Mainz, archived from the original on January 31, 2008 ; Retrieved May 29, 2008 .
  2. ^ Pedagogy. St. George Scouting Society, accessed May 29, 2008 .