Scouting for boys was started in the Netherlands in the summer of 1910 when the first Scout troops were formed in a few cities. Scouting started about a year later for girls. Dutch Scouts were among the founding members of World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 1928 and also among the charter members of the World Organisation of the Scout Movement in 1920. The Netherlands has hosted the World Scout Jamboree twice!
The Heads of Contingent are Sander Hurkmans and Carolien Knoop-van Campen.
The Netherlands, a country in northwestern Europe, is known for a flat landscape of canals, tulip fields, windmills and cycling routes. With a population of 17.34 million people, all living within a total area of roughly 41,500 km²—of which the land area is 33,700 km²—the Netherlands is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, with 417.9 people per square kilometre.