Guidisme et Scoutisme En Belgique (GSB)
Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting introduced: 1915 - Founder Member of WAGGGS
Number of Girl Guides/Girl Scouts: 57966 (01/01/2003)
Status: Full Member
Admits boys: Yes
C/O President Gsb
Lange Kievitstraat 74
- Scouts en Gidsen Vlaanderen (SGV)
- Scouts et Guides Pluralistes De Belgique (SGP)
- FOS Open Scouting
- Guides Catholique De Belgique (GCB)
Development of the movement:
Guiding in Belgium was officially registered in Brussels in 1915, although there were active groups before that date. In 1919, Belgium became a member of the International Council, and in 1928 a Founder Member of WAGGGS.
Belgian Guiding reflects the nature of the country. There are two linguistic communities – Flemish in the north and French in the south.
In 1979, its three merged Associations, together with the Guides Catholiques de Belgique and the Fédération des Scouts Catholiques de Belgique (five Associations in all) created a new co-ordinating committee to facilitate the exchange of ideas and promote the fundamental principles of Guiding and Scouting, while at the same time respecting the individual characteristics of each Association.
Guiding in Belgium is linked together by Guidisme et Scoutisme en Belgique, Gidsen en Scoutsbeweging in Belgie. GSB presents a united image to the public through the press.