Foreign Guides and Scouts are most welcome to attend our national jamborees, along with thousands of Norwegian participants. International guests from many countries take part in a week of fun adventures, expeditions and new experiences. Interested? Please contact the two organisations for more information on the next national jamboree in Norway.
All campsites offer beautiful scenery and serve as great «bases» for different activities in the regions concerned. Please contact the organisations for more information on their campsites.
Or perhaps your group would like to have its own camp in Norway? Both organisations have great campsites with good facilities for hire:
Information about Norway
The Nordtangen National Scout Centre is an inland campsite at Gran, Hadeland. It is perfect for larger groups, as it houses 50 people indoors and has a total capacity of 600 people living in tents. Nordtangen is situated on the Jarenvannet lake, which is suitable for swimming and canoeing. Nordtangen has canoes for hire.
Havbraatt is a beautiful scout ship. It has no permanent port, but instead the ship circulates between troops. Havbraatt can be hired for day and weekend trips, as well as for longer journeys. Havbraatt is 45 feet long, and comes «equipped» with a skipper who is familiar with the ship.
Both organisations emphasise leadership training and basic, but diverse, outdoor activities. Basic knowledge and skills, from first aid to environmental awareness, are shared by all Norwegian Guides and Scouts. The Norwegian Guide and Scout Association: • The Norwegian Guide and Scout Association was founded in 1978 by the merging of The Norwegian Scout Association (founded in 1910) and The Norwegian Girl Guide Association (founded in 1921). • The Norwegian name is Norges speiderforbund. • The Norwegian Guide and Scout Association serves about 18,000 members in 450 local units. • Mission: The Norwegian Guide and Scout Association aims to develop its members to become independent and responsible citizens through outdoor life, community involvement, international understanding and personal experience of the ideals of Scouting.
Norges speiderforbund Postbox 6910 St. Olavs plass NO-0130 Oslo Phone: +47 22 99 22 30 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.scout.no/english
Solstølen is situated on the beautiful Hardangervidda mountain plateau, 1000 meters above sea level. The terrain is as fascinating in summer as in winter, and the lodge is an ideal starting point for trips further into the mountains. The terrain is well suited for educational purposes, there are a lot of lovely spots for camping or bivouacking and there are great fishing opportunities. Solstølen can house up to 17 persons. It is heated by electricity and kerosene, and therefore suitable for use throughout the year.
Tredalen is an idyllic campsite by the sea at Hvaler, in the south east of Norway. It consists of several buildings, is ideal for seaside activities like sailing and swimming, and has its own quay. It houses up to 30 people indoors and has a total capacity of 400 people living in tents. Tredalen has canoes for hire.
The YWCA-YMCA Guides and Scouts of Norway: • The YWCA-YMCA Guides and Scouts of Norway was founded in 2003 by the merging of the YWCA-Guides (founded in 1920) and the YMCA-Scouts (founded in 1945). • The Norwegian name is Norges KFUK-KFUM-speidere. • The YWCA-YMCA Guides and Scouts of Norway serves about 12,000 members in 300 local units. • Mission: The YWCA-YMCA Guides and Scouts of Norway promotes and operates Guiding and Scouting to help young people develop a Christian faith, and teaches them to think responsibly, to develop independence, to be socially involved, to have international awareness and to respect the values of nature.
KFUK-KFUM-speiderne Postbox 6810 St. Olavs plass NO-0130 Oslo Phone: +47 22 99 15 50 E-mail: email@example.com www.yscout.no
Photo: Espen Willersrud, Birgitte Heneide, Bjørn Torkel Dahl, Carl-Frederic Salicath, Even Ellingsen, Henrik Vagle Dalsgaard, Audun Berdal, Magne Langåker, Bjørn Lohmann Madsen, Steinar Fagerli, Venusia Vinciguerra • Design: Løwehjerte • Print: Wera AS
Both The Norwegian Guide and Scout Association and The YWCA-YMCA Guides and Scouts of Norway offer traditional Scouting activities to girls and boys. The two organisations share the same Scouting methods, the Guide and Scout Law, the motto “Be prepared”, and the same Guide and Scout prayer. A lot of the principles and programme activities are identical, or similar. The YWCA-YMCA Guides and Scouts of Norway are also part of the global YWCA and YMCA movements.
Scouting in Norway The Norwegian Guide and Scout Association //The YWCA-YMCA Guides and Scouts of Norway
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There are about 30,000 Guides and Scouts in Norway, equal numbers of girls and boys, organised in hundreds of local groups from the south to the far north. Outdoor life in all kinds of weather is an important part of the programme. The fun and exciting activities vary with the seasons, as well as with the climate and the scenery. In 2011 we celebrate 100 years of Scouting in Norway. There are two Guide and Scout organisations in Norway, the YWCA-YMCA
Guides and Scouts of Norway (green shirts) and the Norwegian Guide and Scout Association (grey shirts). Norwegian Guides and Scouts participate internationally through the global Guide and Scout organisations WAGGGS and WOSM. The YWCAYMCA Guides and Scouts of Norway are also members of the YWCA and the YMCA. The two organisations do several projects together.