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French Scouting brings together more than 125,000 young people and leaders around an educational proposal bearing civic, solidarity and spiritual values.

6 Scouting Associations


French Scouting is constituted as a federation, bringing together six associations: scouts of France, scouts of France, scouts of France, scouts of France Unionists and scouts of France, Scouts and Guides of France, Muslim Scouts of France and scouts of Nature. As associations of Youth and Popular Education, these movements are accredited by the Ministry of Education.


Some numbers


Scouting in France is:


  • 100,000 young people

  • 25,000 volunteers

  • 1,300 local groups

  • 4,000 volunteers trained at BAFA every year

  • 60 million Scouts and Guides around the world

Member associations


Eclaireuses et Eclaireurs de France


Eclaireuses et Eclaireurs Israélites de France



Éclaireuses et Eclaireurs de la Nature



Eclaireuses et Eclaireurs Unionistes de France

  • Founded in 1911, Protestant, 6 000 members, 109 local groups.

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Scouts et Guides de France


  • Established in 2004. Grouping of Scouts de France (founded in 1920) and Guides de France (founded in 1923), Catholic, 85 000 members 810 local groups

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Scouts Musulmans de France