Claudia Carroll (Claud15000@AOL.COM)
Thu, 9 Feb 1995 22:22:17 -0500
I had put a request for correspondence with French scouts on the list and
asked how come there weren't more Scouts from France. In today's email, I
received a response from Laurent VUILLEMIN. I will translate and quote part
of it here since she wrote me in French.
The reason that there are not many French Scouts on line is because in
France, although home computers are common, there is only one online carrier
(France Telecom) and so online service is very expensive, and is usually only
available at work or at the university.
Scouting in France -- There are a number of Scouting Associations. The
largest one is Scouts de France a co-ed Catholic Scouting Orgainization.
There is also Catholic Girl Scouting called Les Guides de France. The FEEUF
are protestant and the EEDF have no religious affiliation. There are also
Israeli and Muslim Scouting groups.
For Scouts of France there are 4 age levels, Louveteaux Louvettes (8 - 12
years old (corresponds to Brownie/Junior in GSUSA); Scout/Scoutes (12 - 15)
(Cadettes in GSUSA), Pionniers / Pionnieres (15 - 17) (Seniors in GSUSA) and
Campagnons 17 - 20 and we don't really have a comparable except to enter
adult leadership in GSUSA (unless I am mistaken). They also have a different
Promise for each age level, and she particularly likes the adult promise
which starts out"We want to develop the whole person and all the people."
As I learn more I will share more.
Junior Girl Scout Leader
Tierra del Oro Council
Rio Encina Service Unit
I only speak for myself, 'cuz no one will let me speak for them.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City