Scouting and Guiding in Sweden is represented by several national organizations; five of them form the Svenska Scoutrådet (The Swedish Guide and Scout Council, SSR) which is the national member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.
Scouting in Sweden was founded in 1910 by Ebbe Liberath. Guiding followed in 1910. The Swedish Boy Scouts were among the charter members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1922. The Girl Guides were among the founders of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 1928.
Swedish Scouting has close relations to the Swedish Royal Family: King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden is the most prominent member of the Svenska Scoutrådet, and his children are members of the movement as well.
The Swedish Scout motto is: "Var redo!" - "Alltid redo!" (Be Prepared! - Always prepared!)
Famous quotes containing the word guiding:
“Parents must not only have certain ways of guiding by prohibition and permission; they must also be able to represent to the child a deep, an almost somatic conviction that there is a meaning to what they are doing. Ultimately, children become neurotic not from frustrations, but from the lack or loss of societal meaning in these frustrations.”
—Erik H. Erikson (20th century)