Re: IOFSAG, Scouts in Exile
Rodger Morris (rlm@SUNED1.NSWSES.NAVY.MIL)
Tue, 29 Nov 1994 10:16:53 PST
> Unfortunately, the
> WOSM/WAGGGS (and their respective organizations -- BSA, GSUSA, CSA,
> etc.) never talk about the "Exiled Scout/Guide organizations).
> Legally, they cannot. Scouting/Guiding must have the government's
> permission in order to officially exist in any nation. Does anyone
> else have knowledge about the "Scouts in Exile" groups?
> Dr. Al Fant (I used to be a Bear ...and now am a Tiger Leader!)
In the early 1970s, I had a boy in my Troop who was also a member of the
Hungarian Scouts in exile. They met every Saturday at Griffith Park in Los
Angeles, California. Also, last summer I came in contact with an official of
the Russian Scouts in exile. These Scouts lease a BSA summer camp in
Colorado each year. Reportedly, they have about 150 Scouts who attend camp
Yours in Scouting,
Rodger Morris, email@example.com
Scoutmaster, Troop 852, Ventura County Council, BSA
National Woodbadge 416, Philmont, 1973
"I used to be a Beaver..."
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City