Guidisme et Scoutisme en Belgique (GSB)

Guiding and Scouting in Belgium
Rue de Dublin 21
1050 Brussels

Tel: +32 (0) 2 508 12 00

Founder member

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    Number of Girl Guides/Girl Scouts in 2020

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    Full Member

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    Girls & Boys


Component Associations

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Scouts en Gidsen Vlaanderen (SGV)
Wilrijkstraat 45
2140 Antwerpen

Tel: +32 3 231 16 20

Scouts et Guides Pluralistes De Belgique (SGP)

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Scouts et Guides Pluralistes de Belgique (SGP)
39 Avenue de la Porte de Hal
1060 Bruxelles

Tel: +32 2 539 23 19

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FOS Open Scouting
Zwijnaardsesteenweg 93
9000 Gent

Tel: +32 9 245 45 86

Guides Catholique De Belgique (GCB) Logo

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Les Guides (GCB)
Rue Paul-Emile Janson 35
1050 Bruxelles

Tel: +32 2 538 40 70

Development of the Movement

Guiding in Belgium was officially registered in Brussels in 1915, although there were active groups before that date.

In 1919, Belgium became a member of the International Council, and in 1928 a Founder Member of WAGGGS.

Belgian Guiding reflects the nature of the country. There are two linguistic communities – Flemish in the north and French in the south.

In 1979, its three merged Associations, together with the Guides Catholiques de Belgique and the Fédération des Scouts Catholiques de Belgique (five Associations in all) created a new co-ordinating committee to facilitate the exchange of ideas and promote the fundamental principles of Guiding and Scouting, while at the same time respecting the individual characteristics of each Association.

Guiding in Belgium is linked together by Guidisme et Scoutisme en Belgique, (GSB) that presents a united image to the public through the press.

The Movement dates back to 1910 when the first group of Scouts on the continent was established in Brussels. In that same year, the organisation ‘Boys Scouts of Belgium’ was founded.

The year 1964 brought the split into different language regions which in 1966 led to the foundation of the French speaking ‘Scouts et Guides Pluralistes (SPG) and the Dutch-speaking ‘Federatie voor Open Scoutisme (FOS).

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