DPSG : numbers and facts
goede schueler (g.schueler@PROLINE.GUN.DE)
Sat, 12 Nov 1994 19:52:00 +0100
I`d like to introduce my scouting organisation to you. It`s the DPSG,
which means German Scouting Assoziation St. Georg and is as you can see
from the name a catholic organisation.
The DPSG constitutes with the VCP (evangelic) and the BdP
(undenominational) the "Ring deutscher Pfadfinder", who is accepted by the
WOSM in Cern.
The DPSG is the union of all catholic scout "tribes" in Germany. It is
divided in 24 dioceses, which have 140 councils. In all there`re are 1358
"Tribe" We don`t have troops like the BSA. Our troop gathers a group of
boy and/or girls of about one age. There are four steps of age in an
scoutlife: Woelfling (8-11), Jungpfadfinder (11-14), Pfadfinder (14-16)
and Rover (16-20). Each troop can be just boys or girls or mixed. All
these troops of a community form a tribe. Which is the most important cell
Most leaders start when they are about 18-20. Leaders older that 30 are
not very usual. DON`T BE SHOCKED NOW! When I`ve been in the U.S.A. this
summer, I discussed this point a lot with BSA-Scoutmasters. For them this
wasn`t easy to understand.
The DPSG has about 112000 members (37% are female).
It was founded at 1929. The Nazi regime dissolved the DPSG 1938 and all
youth organisations - except the HJ - were forbitten. The rebuilding after
the war was founded at first on the subjects and methods of 1938. In the
late 50`s the DPSG revised their basis. The pedagical disscusions in the
Germany of the 60`s leaded the to another revision which was finished at
1971. Till that day girls and women came become members of the DPSG.
That`s all for now. Any questions?
DPSG - Bezirk Duesseldorf email: email@example.com
Stamm Loerick firstname.lastname@example.org
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