What Are Girl Scouts Called in Switzerland?

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The Swiss Guide and Scout Movement is the name for the Swiss counterpart to the Girl Scouts. Since 1987, both boys and girls have been permitted to join the organization. Because Switzerland has four official languages, the Swiss Guide and Scout Movement has four other translations besides its English name.

The official languages of Switzerland are German, French, Italian and Romansh, a language native to southeastern Switzerland. The German name for the group is Pfadibewegung Schweiz. It is called Mouvement Scout de Suisse in French and Movimento Scaut Svizzero in Italian. The organization is known as Moviment Battasendas Svizra in Romansch. The Swiss Guide and Scout Movement website provides information in these four languages as well as in English.