Scouting in Sweden

The first Scout Association in Sweden was founded in 1911 for boys and in 1913 was the equivalent for girls. Between 1959 and 1961 were most of the unions in Sweden together with the results five gender-integrated union that today make up the Swedish Guide and Scout Council.

Svenska scouter (Johanna Mårtensson)

The various unions in Sweden are as follows: Swedish Guide and Scout Association (SSF), Swedish Mission Church Youth (SMU), YWCA-YMCA Scouts and Guides, the temperance movement Scout Association and the Salvation Army Guide and Scout Association.

In late 2006, these associations together approximately 121 000 scouts and leaders, spread over 1400 categories.
Unions is then divided into troops, which in turn are divided into sections by age and patrols.