Speidernes Fellesorganisasjon (SF)
Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting introduced: 1912 - Founder Member of WAGGGS
Number of Girl Guides/Girl Scouts: 14273 (01/01/2003)
Status: Full Member
Admits boys: No
International Commissioner Wagggs
P.O. Box 6810
St Olavs Plass
1 En speider er åpen for Gud og hans ord.
2 En speider kjenner ansvar for seg selv og andre.
3 En speider er hjelpsom og hensynsfull.
4 En speider er en god venn.
5 En speider er ærlig og pålitelig.
6 En speider kjenner naturen og verner om den.
7 En speider tenker og handler selvstendig og prøver å forstå andre.
8 En speider gjør sitt beste i motgang og vansker.
9 En speider er nøysom og prøver å klare seg selv.
10 En speider arbeider for fred og forståelse mellom mennesker.
1 A Guide is open to God and His word.
2 A Guide accepts responsibility for herself and others.
3 A Guide is helpful and considerate.
4 A Guide is a good friend.
5 A Guide is honest and trustworthy.
6 A Guide understands nature and protects it.
7 A Guide thinks and acts independently.
8 A Guide does her best in adversities and difficulties.
9 A Guide is thrifty and tries to manage on her own.
10 A Guide works for peace and understanding (between men/peoples).
Vaer beredt - Be Prepared
Development of the movement:
Guides were active in Norway before the First World War and the oldest companies have records dating from 1912, although it was not until 1920 that the first national organization was formed, Norges KFUK-Speidere (YWCA Guides of Norway). A year later Norsk speiderpikeforbund (Norwegian Girl Guides Association) was formed.
In 1978 Norsk speiderpikeforbund merged with Norsk Speiderguttforbund for boys to become Norges speiderforbund (the Norwegian Guide and Scout Association).
Members of Norges KFUK-Speidere, and all female members of Norges speiderforbund, are represented in WAGGGS by Fellesrådet for Speiderpiker i Norge (the Joint Committee of Girl Guides in Norway).
The programme for each Association contains the same basic elements, activities and methods of work. Each year members are expected to participate in the main elements of the programme: community service, active outdoor life, handicrafts and the ideals of Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting.
A feature of the Movement in Norway is the concept of the Group, which works at a local level. The Group usually consists of one unit from each age group, and may thus choose to have up to five units. The activities inspired by the programme are designed both for patrol participation, encouraging Guides to learn to take responsibility, and for individual action, allowing members to learn to work alone and thereby develop personal skills. Both Associations integrate members with special needs and displaced persons. Norges speiderforbund has revised the training programme and the leadership programme to fit with the needs of today.
Relationship to society:
Members help in service projects in their communities. Both Associations are engaged in projects in developing countries.
Communication and Co-operation
The Associations are well known through their activities within the community. Norges speiderforbund and Norges KFUK-Speidere recognize the importance of involvement in international activities. They encourage members to participate in seminars and conferences organized by the Europe Region and other bodies with mutual interests. They also take part in exchange projects.
There are several periodicals published in Norway: Speideren and Speiderbladet, for Guides and Scouts; K-lederen for leaders. The Internet is becoming an important communication tool as well.
Both Associations participate in the National Council of Norwegian Youth Organizations, and encourage members to be involved in international events organized by the Council.
Both Associations organise leadership training for members at all levels and the training programme has been accredited by WAGGGS.
Outdoor and Environmental Activities
Both Associations organize camps at local, regional and national levels and invite Girl Guides/Girl Scouts from other countries to participate. Every four years each Association holds a national camp with thousands of members, including visitors from abroad. The camping programme includes overnight hikes without tents. During the winter season, members participate in camps and overnight hikes in the snow.
The environment is a subject included in all national level training