Guides and Scouts Movement – new stamp from Costa Rica

The Correos de Costa Rica has issued two stamps to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Guides and Scouts organization of Costa Rica.

Scouting was founded in Costa Rica in 1915 and became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1925. Guiding started in 1922 and became a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 1981. The association has more than 10,000 youth members of both genders and about 2,000 adult volunteers (according to its homepage).

An interesting aspect of Scouting in Costa Rica is a University course on Scouting. This course is mandatory for all future teachers. The course highlights the educational value of Scouting.

Scouting in Costa Rica has an emphasis on community service, rural Scouting and nature conservation projects. The Association has a National Office and 8 regional offices throughout 9 regions of Costa Rica Each regional office has a regional executive that links the region to the National Office.

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