Guiding and Scouting in Norway
The YWCA-YMCA Guides and Scouts of Norway focus on experiences in nature, friendship and fellowship, Christian faith and development of the entire human being.
Experiences in nature
YWCA-YMCA Guides and Scouts spend much time in the outdoors all year round, in all types of weather. We explore the Norwegian wilderness on foot, on skis and in canoes, and get to know both plants and animals. Guides and Scouts learn how to use a map and compass and how to cook on an open fire. The challenges grow with our members, from simple outdoor activities to mountain climbing and glacier walking.
Friendship and fellowship
As a Guide or Scout, you will certainly make lots of new friends, both in Norway and abroad. Our organization has more than 350 local groups spread throughout the country, and through our membership in four international organizations (WAGGGS, WOSM, YMCA and YWCA) we are closely connected to the international Scouting movement.
The YWCA-YMCA Guides and Scouts of Norway strive to create a warm and inclusive Christian environment, and to provide activities where children and young men and women can meet God in the company of Christian leaders and friends. At the local level, we cooperate closely with congregations of the Church of Norway.
Wholeness of the person
The YWCA-YMCA Guides and Scouts of Norway aim to help young people develop both physically, mentally and spiritually. The Guiding and Scouting activities provide leadership training with gradually increasing responsibilities in close relation to both nature and other human beings.