Pfadfinder und Pfadfinderinnen Liechtensteins

The Scouts and Guides of Liechtenstein ( PPL also scout Liechtenstein ) are the largest Scout Association in Liechtenstein. The association of approximately 850 members in ten departments ( local groups ) is a member of the two major international umbrella organizations of the Scout Movement, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and the World Organization of the Scout Movement.

Its objectives defined in Article 2 of the Association Statutes adopted in 1992:


After the cleanup involved 1927 Scouts from Austria, Switzerland and England to a Rhine flood and this selfless use left a good impression in 1931 by Alexander Frick at the suggestion of Prince Franz I of Liechtenstein, a first scout group for boys in Schaan founded. It formed together with the group, founded in Vaduz 1932 the foundation for the Liechtenstein Scouts Corps St. George ( FLPK ), which united the male scouts. Already on the 4th World Scout Jamboree, held in Hungary in 1933, the Boy Scouts Corps was inducted into the World Organization of the Scout Movement.

In parallel to the scout groups for boys emerged from 1932, the first Girl Scouts departments who banded together in the Liechtenstein Girl Scouts Corps Santa Maria. The Girl Scouts Corps was inducted into the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 1948.

After the Second World War, the Scouting in Liechtenstein was twice hit by larger exit waves of the older members, so the rover and group leader. Occasion of the first outlet movement in 1945 was the inclusion of Liechtenstein Nazis who had previously touted the connection to the German Empire, which in the scout corps the Princely House closely related met with strong resistance. At a second massive loss occurred in the years from 1968 through the student movement and the emergence of subcultural milieus like the hippies, which migrated older members. This second strong membership loss was offset by the increased cooperation with first the Vorarlberg State Association of Scouts of Austria and later the Scout Movement Switzerland.

Since the early 1980s, the Scouts Corps and the Scouts Corps cooperated getting stronger. 1983, a joint Scout House in Schaan was inaugurated. The cooperation was concluded with the merger to the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of Liechtenstein.

The Liechtenstein Scouts were multiple hosts international conferences Scouts. For 1953 conducted 14 World Scout Conference of the World Organization of the Scout Movement with 175 delegates from 31 nations was a special stamp with a portrait of Robert Baden - Powell, the founder of the Scout Movement, published. The German-speaking Conference of Scout associations met in 1973 and 2007 in Liechtenstein.

The Liechtenstein Scouting is the Princely House of Liechtenstein closely linked. Until 1989, both the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts Corps Corps of members of the royal house were out. Charles Emmanuel of Liechtenstein led the Scouts Corps from 1935 to 1971, his successor until 1989, Nikolaus von Liechtenstein. The Girl Scouts Corps was headed until 1973 by Louis Anne von Galen, followed her until 1989 Nora of Liechtenstein. Since 1989, the PPL are led by an elected board of directors, Nicholas and Nora Elisabeth of Liechtenstein are honorary members of the association. The patronage of the Association have taken Prince Hans Adam II and Princess Marie of Liechtenstein.



The PPL consist of ten local departments, which are each divided into squads of four ages. The teams consist in the larger departments again from small groups of six to eight children or young people who have different names depending on the level.

Are led PPL from a four -member board, which is elected for three years. Responsible mainly for organizational issues Managing Board is supported by the state line currently consists of six individuals whose work focuses on the content of the work in stages that are " spiritual animation " and the maintenance of international contacts.

The society journal " node " appears four times a year. The Association operates with the " Scout Shop" in Schaan a business for the Scouts needed.


Model of work in the individual stages is the stage profile, in which the different forms of work and contents of the successive evolutionary steps are presented. The focus of the first stage, whose members are called Bienle or Wölfle, the playful experience is based on the Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. The second and third stages, the scouts and pioneers, focus on the "classic" boy scout life with a tent camp in the center, where the program of the pioneers is characterized by the increased acceptance of responsibility in the community. The groups of the Rover Scout organize largely self; Core of the work in this step is the service inside and outside of the Scout community. From the Rover 1973 work was a scout Samaritans, who looks after the first-aid training for scout leaders, does at events of the PPL medical service and is connected through the Association of the Swiss clubs Liechtenstein Samaritan Samaritan.

Members over 25 years, working either as leaders in youth work or join the Boy Scouts Guild of Liechtenstein, one belonging to the International Scout and Guide Fellowship merger of former Scouts. The circuit training is carried out in collaboration with Youth and Sports.