The first scout troop of the Republic of China was founded in China in 1912. The General Association was formally established in 1934 and became a member of the WOSM in 1937.
However, all Scouting activities were interrupted when the Chinese Communists took over China in 1949. The Association was reorganized in Taiwan in 1950 and resumed its membership of WOSM.
Since then, Scouting in Taiwan has regained its momentum and participated in more international events ever before.
The Association hosted the 12th World Scout Moot in Taiwan in 2004. This is the first ever World event since its establishment in 1912.
Our National Council passed a mid-term strategy for 2017-2023, objectives include: improving youth program, implementing more specialized and structural adult training, raising publicity, increasing financial self-sufficiency and more.
Through it, we seek to increase membership, provide quality programs and become the leading educational movement for the youth in Taiwan by 2023.
We are also proud to receive GSAT certification in 2018 as a recognition to our efforts and guidance for future improvements.
Sections for Youth Program
There are six scout section for youth program. Pre-Cub (age 5-8), Cub Scout(age8-12), Scout(age 11-15), Senior Scout(age 14 to 18) and Rover Scout(age 17 to 26). Young people at the age of 18 or above can register as Scout Leader.
Our Scout Association has established the Sea Scout Branch to promote Sea Scouting and related activities. The National Flagship is in charge of Sea Scouting and registration for sailors and leaders.
There are two sections for Sea Scouting, Sailor (age 12 to 20) and Leader(age 20 and above). The unit for Sea Scouting is called “Ship” at local level, while the National Flagship is in charge of Sea Scout program and training at national level.
Program and Activities
The national events include National Jamboree, Wood Badge Training, Seminar and Workshop for Leaders, Rover Moot, National Rover Conference and participation to international events, such as World Scout Jamboree or APR Conference, Workshop, etc.
National Training Team is responsible for the training course for leaders. These courses include Wood Badge Basic Training Courese, Wood Badge Advanced Courses, and Course for Leader Trainers (CLT) and Course for Assistant Leader Trainers (CALT).