Re: WAGGGS and WOSM
David D. Miller +49 6221 404405 (DDM@DHDIBM1.BITNET)
Fri, 8 Nov 1991 16:38:15 CET
> Ches Martin
> Scoutmaster, Boy Scout Troop 84
As a Scoutmaster in BSA, you are already a member of a WOSM associaton!
WOSM is comprised of all the official Scout Associations around the
world - one from each country. The official symbol of WOSM is the
white on purple arrowhead surrounded by a rope. I take it you have
one of these patches on your uniform: above the left pocket, three
inches below the shoulder seam. (You should have, or have I got
the instructions wrong?)
WAGGGS is the sister organisation, within which Girl Scouts USA
is the member for the US.
In countries with multiple Scout/Guide Associations, only one
is allowed in WOSM (and probably only one in WAGGGS). In Germany,
the four main Associations clubbed together into Ring Deutscher
Pfadfinder so as to get round the limitation. The Ring is the
official body for German Scouts at international level.
David D. Miller
Scouting in the world!
PS. Since this is an international conversation, don't be too
surprised that I'm ready to go home from work now. (mid-morning
EST). I might come back in the evening (about two hours' time),
but Troop 1, TAC, is going on a 15km hike tomorrow and I've got some
shopping and packing to do!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City