Scouting began in Sweden in 1911 with Girl Guiding following in 1913. Initially there were separate religious and non religious organisations, which joined together in the 1930s. In the 1960s, the organisations became co-educational and movement began to further merge these individual organisations into one. In 2007 a common scout uniform for all organisations was introduced. In 2010 and 2011 all organisations voted to become one and so Scouterna, the joint scout and guide organisation in Sweden, was formed in 2012 and has around 70,000 members today!
The Heads of Contingent are Anna Johansson and Marcus Olsson.
Sweden is a country in Northern Europe, bordered by Norway to the west and north and Finland to the East. Sweden has giving the world many amazing things, from ABBA to Spotify to Ikea! One of the most prominent Swedes today is young climate activist Greta Thunberg, who in 2018, began her school strikes for the climate. This quickly became a global movement with young people across the globe organising their own school strikes and encouraging their communities to act green for the planets future.