The Guide and Scout movement is known and respected throughout the country, and is active both in the countryside and the towns. Scouting and Guiding can be found in about 1400 places throughout the country. That nature and environmental questions are important is obvious.
Here in Sweden you are never far from the woods and lakes. Outdoor life is part of the Swedish lifestyle, both summer and winter. But scouts are also aware of the threat of environmental pollution. That is why an important part of our program is learning to care for the environment. We are engaged in public life both within the country and internationally.
Through the Swedish Guide and Scout Council the five associations will co-operate to support a common objective. Some associations have strong ties with different groups in society, for example the evangelical churches and temperance movements. Personal opinions can vary but the seven points in the scout law sum up a lifestyle that everyone supports.