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Brownie Guides Zurich Canton?

Hi,

Does anyone know if there is a Brownies unit in the Zurich Canton and where it is?
My family and i are moving over in April and i am trying to see if my elder daughter can continue some of her hobbies once we have moved.

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Re: Brownie Guides Zurich Canton?

I don't think they have Brownies as such unless there is a 'foreign' one (did see something about that last year sometime but don't know what came of it). The Swiss system of Pfadi (scouts) is mixed at all ages - the youngest are Biber (beavers) for 4-6 year olds, then Wolf cubs (7-11) and so on. It's very outdoorsy - certainly ours are out in the woods virtually all the time - and once they get to Wolf cubs and onwards they go camping on a regular basis with long hikes etc. So it might not be quite the same as she's used to but it is great!

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Re: Brownie Guides Zurich Canton?

Here's the link to the pfadi.
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Re: Brownie Guides Zurich Canton?

Maybe take a look at Jungwacht Blauring (Jubla)?
http://www.jubla.ch/ (the website is all in german though...)
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Re: Brownie Guides Zurich Canton?

We have brownies and guides at our (international) school
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Re: Brownie Guides Zurich Canton?

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We have brownies and guides at our (international) school
This is good to hear but it would be a lot more useful if we knew a little more about it. Where is 'our international school'? Are the groups open to outsiders? Who is the contact person?
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Re: Brownie Guides Zurich Canton?

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We have brownies and guides at our (international) school
I have sent you a PM :-)
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Re: Brownie Guides Zurich Canton?

It is not true that the scout troupes are always mixed (regardless of the age of the children). As far as I know the youngest ones (beavers) are usually mixed but after that many / most places run two separate groups for boys and girls. The camps are however often mixed.

But the organisation depends on the scouting group active in your area. In Zurich there is even a Seepfadi ("lake scouts" would be the literal translation).

I used to be an active scout for ages (brownie, scout, leader, camp leader, international camps I did it all ) so PM me if you need specific information.

Word of advice: the system is different. Scouting is a youth organisation which means its run by young people, therefore the leader of the brownies can be as young as 14 to 15 but will then be paired with more experienced (but nevertheless young) leaders. its not better or worse than the UK system but different. But you will soon realise that this will not be only thing which will be "different"
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Re: Brownie Guides Zurich Canton?

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I have sent you a PM :-)
do you have the details of this group?
if so please can you forward it to me, as no one yet managed to answer my enquirey! lol many thanks
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Re: Brownie Guides Zurich Canton?

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..., as no one yet managed to answer my enquirey! lol many thanks
I answered it. I gave you the link to the Scout and Guide movement in Switzerland.

On the home page it says:

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Welcome to the Swiss Guide and Scout Movement
The Scout movement of Switzerland, counting about 45'000 members is the largest youth organisation within Switzerland. Scouting offers a meaningful balance besides school for the youth. With 23 regionally organized federations with more than 700 local Scouting Groups they are a member of the WOSM (World Organization of the Scout Movement) and the WAGGGS (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts).
Brownies does not exist as such (apart from in packs linked to Schools etc).

It's mixed, as Scouts is in the U.K. and for younger members as it is in the rest of Europe.

I guess Switzerland is a bit more progressive than the U.K. in that respect.

You did not say where in Canton Zurich you were going to live so it is almost impossible to give you the details of a particular group in that area but suffice to say, most towns and villages have some Scouting presence.
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Re: Brownie Guides Zurich Canton?

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I have sent you a PM :-)
Would you be able to guide me too as my daughter was a part of the brownies and she misses it terribly. Would love to join too
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I answered it. I gave you the link to the Scout and Guide movement in Switzerland.

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Brownies does not exist as such (apart from in packs linked to Schools etc).

It's mixed, as Scouts is in the U.K. and for younger members as it is in the rest of Europe.

I guess Switzerland is a bit more progressive than the U.K. in that respect.

You did not say where in Canton Zurich you were going to live so it is almost impossible to give you the details of a particular group in that area but suffice to say, most towns and villages have some Scouting presence.
Are you talking about Jubla in villages or are there any other groups that I am not aware of as we went to the Jubla camp in our village and it was not like the brownies pack at all. The brownies were much more organized. do guide me if there is a better organized group that we can attend.
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Re: Brownie Guides Zurich Canton?

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Are you talking about Jubla in villages or are there any other groups that I am not aware of as we went to the Jubla camp in our village and it was not like the brownies pack at all. The brownies were much more organized. do guide me if there is a better organized group that we can attend.
I really think you need to read my post again (post 10).

Pfadi is the Swiss organisation under the global Scout Movement. It's mixed, as most groups in the U.K. are now too.

Jubla is something different.
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Re: Brownie Guides Zurich Canton?

There are three main youth groups in Switzerland.

The scouts (WOSM/WAGGGS) are known as Pfadi

The YMCA/YWCA people known as Cevi. There activities may have biblical themes.

The Jungwacht/Blauring people associated with the catholic church. Jungwacht is for the boys, Blauring is for the Girls, and smaller communities it may be just a mixed JuBla. Although, it is from the catholic church, all confession may join the groups w/o fear of conversion.

Also other churches (Methodist, Evangelical etc.) have their youth groups known as Jungschar/Jungschi (this term is also be used for Cevi, JuBla).

Despite there regular weekend activities, they will organize camps for their groups during school holidays and especially Pentecost aka Pfingslager, in houses/tents etc.

You may also find other youth activity organisation on this list from the Swiss National Youth Council.
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Re: Brownie Guides Zurich Canton?

There is a Brownie pack at ZIS which I am guessing is the international school being referred to. As far as I know this is the only pack in the Zurich area and is only for children who attend the school.
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