The Guides and Scouts of Sweden prepares young people for life! Being a Scout means experiencing adventure with others in a large international community while at the same time growing as a person. There are 40 million Scouts worldwide, with about 68,000 in Sweden.
Scouting activities take place in small groups called patrols, where everyone can be seen and get involved on their own terms. In the Scouts, you learn by doing and you grow through challenges. You are given the opportunity to develop and to lead, both yourself and others. Nature is our living room and we challenge ourselves by doing things in new environments in new ways.
The Scouts are fighting for a better world where everyone is equal. Our members are encouraged to influence what happens in society, both where they live and in the rest of the world.
The Scouts are for and led by young people, with the support of adults.
Our activities are based on values that ultimately are about being a good friend and a good person. All children and young people are welcome in the Scouts. We don’t have a substitutes’ bench.
For international scouts visiting Sweden
You can find much more information in English about the Guides and Scouts of Sweden on our international scouting page here.