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The Icelandic Boy and Girl Scout Association

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International Commissioner WAGGGS
Hraunbaer 123
REYKJAVÍK
IS-110, Iceland

Website: www.skatamal.is | Email: international@scout.is
Tel: +3545509800 | Fax: +3545509801

Founder member

  • Number of Girls Icon

    1,511

    Number of Girl Guides in 2018

  • Full/Associate Member Icon

    Member

    Associate Member

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    Girls & Boys

    Yes

Promise Ég lofa að gera pað sem í mínu valdi stendur til pess: Að gera skyldu mína við guð og ættjörðina, Að hjálpa öðrum og að halda skátalögin

Icelandic Guide Scout Promise: On my honour I will do my best: To do my duty to God and my country, To help others, and obey the Girl Scout Law.

Icelandic Guide Law

  1. Skátí segir ávallt satt og stendur við orð sín.
  2. Skáti er traustur félagi og vinur
  3. Skáti er hæverskur í hugsunum, orðum og verkun
  4. Stáki er hlyðinn
  5. Skáti er glaðvær
  6. Skáti er öllum hjálpsamur
  7. Stáki er tillitssamur
  8. Stáki er nýtinn
  9. Stáki er snyrtilegur í umgengni og ber virðingu fyrir eigum annarra
  10. Allir skátar eru náttứruvinir

Girl Scout Law (English)

  1. A Girl Scout tells the truth and keeps her word.
  2. A Girl Scout is a loyal companion and friend.
  3. A Girl Scout is modest in thought, word and deed.
  4. A Girl Scout is obedient.
  5. A Girl Scout is cheerful.
  6. A Girl Scout is helpful to others.
  7. A Girl Scout is considerate.
  8. A Girl Scout is thrifty.
  9. A Girl Scout is well mannered and respects the possessions of others.
  10. All Girl Scouts are friends of nature.

Development of the Movement

The first troop for girls in Iceland was formed in the capital, Reykjavík, in July 1922 under the direction of the YWCA. The connection between the YWCA and Girl Scouting only lasted a short while, but the Movement spread independently throughout most of the country. Within a few years many new troops for girls started.

Icelandic Girl Scouts became a member of WAGGGS in 1928, and in 1939 the Icelandic Girl Scout Association was formed. In 1944 the two national Girl and Boy Scout Associations merged and became Bandalag Íslenskra Skáta (the Icelandic Boy and Girl Scout Association). The Association is believed to be the first merged Association in the world.


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