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Federation of European Scouting

Fédération du Scoutisme Européen (FSE)

(Federation of European Scouting)

full, official name is:

l'Union internationale des Guides et Scouts d'Europe - Fédération du Scoutisme Européen (UIGSE-FSE)
(International Union of Guides and Scouts of Europe - Federation of European Scouting)

(20 member associations in 17 countries, about 55 000 members, founded 1956)

Headquartered in France, the coed UIGSE-FSE was founded in 1956 by a group of German and French Catholic youth leaders. Although open to Christians in general, the organization is strongly Roman Catholic in philosophy and policy (the UIGSE-FSE Promise requires Scouts to pledge to serve both God and the Church). Catholics and protestants are not allowed to be members of the same unit.

Member Associations listed alphbetically by country:


  1. Austria—Katholische Pfadfinderschaft Europas - Österreich, 1989
  2. Belarus—Katalickija Skautki i Skauty FSE - Belarus (FSE 'auditor association')
  3. Belgium—Guides et Scouts d'Europe - Belgique, 1963
  4. Belgium—Udhëhequset dhe Skautistet e Europes (Albanian exile group, headquarters in Belgium; FSE 'contact')
  5. Canada (Québec)—Association Evangélique du Scoutisme au Québec (FSE candidate association)
  6. Canada (Ontario)—Federation of North-American Explorers (FSE 'auditor association' & a single group)
  7. Czech Republic—Asociace Skautek a Skautu Evropy (FSE 'contact')
  8. France—Guides et Scouts d'Europe de la Fédération du Scoutisme Européen/GSE, 1958
  9. Germany—Evangelische Pfadfinderschaft Europas/EPE, 1977
  10. Germany—Katholische Pfadfinderschaft Europas/KPE, 1980
  11. Hungary—Magyarorszagi Europai Cserkeszek, 1990 (FSE candidate association)
  12. Italy—Associazione Italiana Guide e Scouts d'Europa Cattolici della FSE (AIGSEC-FSE), 1976
  13. Lithuania—Lietuvos Nacionaline Europos Skautu Asociacija, 1990 (FSE candidate association)
  14. Poland—Stowarzyszenie Harcerstwa Katolickiego "Zawisza", 1995
  15. Portugal—Associação das Guias e Escuteiros da Europa - Portugal/AGEEP, 1979
  16. Romania—Cercetasii Crestini Români din FSE, 1991
  17. Slovakia—Združenie Katolíckych Vodkýn a Skautov Európy na Slovensku (ZKVSES), 2004 (FSE 'auditor association')
  18. Spain—Guias y Scouts de Europa, 1977
  19. Switzerland—Schweizerische Pfadfinderschaft Europas [German]/Scoutisme Européen Suisse [French]/Scautismo Europeo Svizzero [Italian]
  20. Ukraine—Katolickije Skautsvo Evropi (FSE 'auditor association')
See our 'All Scout Countries' pages for more details on each organization listed above.
Evangelische Pfadfinderschaft Europas
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