The Norwegian Guide and Scout Association is an ideal organization based on teaching children, youth and adults the fundamentals of responsibility taking, accepting challenges, new experiences and personal development.
‘Learning by doing’ and leader training are important elements of the movement. Other important elements are outdoor activities, friendship, practical knowledge and improved quality of life.
In Norway there are 30,000 members of the Scout and Guide Movement. 19,000 are organised in the Norwegian Guide and Scout Association, in 450 local groups spread over 29 districts. The Guides and Scouts are divided into the following age groups: Beavers: pre-school children, Cubs/Brownies: 7–10 years of age, Scouts/Guides in troops: 10–16 years of age, Rovers: 16–25 years.