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Welcome to the Swiss Scout and Guide Movement

The Swiss Scout and Guide Movement (MSdS) consists of 45’000 members, which are organized in 22 cantonal (regional) associations with 600 local groups. Most Scouting and Guiding activities are done in the local groups. Each group consists of 5 age sections: Beavers, Cub Scouts and Brownies, Scouts and Guides, Venture Scouts and Rovers/Leaders. The Swiss Scout and Guide Movement is a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) and of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).

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Visit Our Sections to learn more about the different age groups and sections in the Swiss Scout and Guide Movement, how Scouting and Guiding is organized in Switzerland and to see some facts and figures. In the Our Core Values section you can learn about the educational methods on which our activities are based, Scouting and Guiding traditions in Switzerland, training structures and the Scout and Guide Law and Promises of the different age groups.

If you would like to learn more about Switzerland itself, local culture, history and traditions, head to the Our Country section. Maybe you want to try out some Swiss culinary specialities at your next activity? Or plan a visit to one of the two international Scout and Guide centres located in Switzerland - Kandersteg International Scout Centre (KISC) or Our Chalet?

 Would you like to connect with us? Find out more about how you can become a Scout or Guide in Switzerland or how to find a campsite in Switzerland!


 Do you have any open questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us at


Swiss Guide and Scout Movement

Speichergasse 31
3011 Bern

Tel. +41 31 328 05 45

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Pfadibewegung Schweiz (PBS)
Speichergasse 31
CH-3011 Bern

Tel.: +41 31 328 05 45  (phone numbers of the staff at the general secretariat)
Fax: +41 31 328 05 49

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