Scout Association of Macau

Associação de Escoteiros de Macau
Associação de Escoteiros de Macau.svg
澳門童軍總會
The Scout Association of Macau
Country Macau, China
Founded December 12, 1983
Affiliation Asia-Pacific Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement
Website
scout.org.mo
Scouting portal

The Associação de Escoteiros de Macau (Scout Association of Macau, Chinese: 澳門童軍總會) is the national Scouting association in Macau. It is an associate Member of the Asia-Pacific Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.

Scouting in Macau began in 1911 with Chinese and Portuguese Scout troops. The Associação de Escoteiros de Macau was founded on December 12, 1983. When Macau was transferred from Portuguese administration to China in December, 1999, the future of Scouting in Macau seemed uncertain, but as a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, Macanese institutions are allowed to continue as before.

The Grupo Escuteiro Lusófono de Macau (Lusophone Scout Group of Macau) participates in the activities of the Comunidade do Escutismo Lusófono.

Program sections and ideals

Memorial plate on the foundation of Scouting in Macau in Jardim Camoes

The Scout Motto is 隨時準備 in Chinese and Sempre Pronto in Portuguese

Leaders

Each Group is headed by a Group Scout Leader and assisted by an Assistant Group Scout Leader.

Emblem

The Emblem of the Scouting Association of Macau is based on Macau colonial past. A gold fleur-de-lis shared with the symbol of world scouting movement Within the fleur-de-lis is an escutcheon based on Macau's colonial coat of arms before 1999 (elements consisting of the five blue escutcheons from the coat of arms of Afonso I of Portugal, five green and white waves and gold Chinese dragon on blue background holding a blue escutcheon from Afonso I of Portugal) The lower portions of the emblem is the scouting motto: Sempre Pronto (Portuguese) and "隨時準備" (Chinese) meaning Always Ready in English.

Headquarters

The Scouts' headquarters is The Fortress at Jardim Camoes, a 150-year old building dating from colonial Macau.

Organization

The organisation is protected under Macau Basic Law Article 127 under Chapter VI Culture and Social Affairs.

Chief Commissioner

Scouting Association of Macau is headed by Chief Commissioner and currently is Leong Sio Pui.

Ranks

Groups

Group Type Association
Group No.1 - Cub Scout, Scout, Venture Scout Open Group Pui Ching Middle School
Group No.2 - Cub Scout, Scout, Venture Scout Open Group Pui Va Middle School
Group No.3 - Cub Scout, Scout, Venture Scout Open Group Escola Luso-Chinesa Tecnico-Professional
Group No.4 - Cub Scout, Scout, Venture Scout Open Group Escola Luso-Chinesa Tecnico-Professional
Group No.5 - Cub Scout, Scout Open Group
Group No.6 - Cub Scout School Group - Santa Rosa de Lima Santa Rosa de Lima (English Session)
Group No.8 - Cub Scout, Scout School Group - Chan Sui Ki Perpetual Help College Chan Sui Ki Perpetual Help College
Group No.12 - Scout, Venture Scout School Group - Yuet Wah College Yuet Wah College
Group No.14 Scout School Group - Escola Choi Nong Chi Tai Escola Choi Nong Chi Tai
Group No.15 - Cub Scout, Scout School Group - Instituto Salesiano Instituto Salesiano
Group No.16 - Cub Scout, Scout, Venture Scout School Group - Sheng Kung Hui Choi Kou School Macau Sheng Kung Hui Choi Kou School Macau
Group No.17 - Scout School Group - Colegio Mateus Ricci Colegio Mateus Ricci
Group No.18 - Cub Scout, Scout Sponsored Open Group - Universal Buddhist Merciful Society (Macau) Universal Buddhist Merciful Society of Macau
Group No.19 - Cub Scout School Group - Escola Santa Maria Mazzarello Escola Santa Maria Mazzarello
Group No.20 - Scout Open Group - Orchestra (樂團 )
Group No.21 - Cub Scout Sponsored Open Group - YMCA Macau YMCA Macau
Group No.22 - Cub Scout, Scout, Venture Scout Sponsored Open Group - C.Z.N.A. Macau Pui Va Middle School
Group No.23 - Scout School Group - Colegio Catolico Estrela do Mar Colegio Catolico Estrela do Mar
Group No.24 - Cub Scout, Scout Open Group Escola Luso-Chinesa Tecnico-Professional
Group No.25 - Scout School Group - Escola Sac Joao de Brito Escola Sac Joao de Brito
Group No.28 - Cub Scout School Group - D. Bosco Yuet Wah Primary School D. Bosco Yuet Wah Primary School
Group No.29 - Scout School Group - Pooi To Middle School (Macau) Pooi To Middle School (Macau)
Group No.30 - Cub Scout School Group - Escola da Sagrada Familia Escola da Sagrada Familia
Group No.31 - Scout School Group - Escola Tong Nam Escola Tong Nam
Group No.32 - Cub Scout School Group - The Affiliated School of the University of Macau The Affiliated School of the University of Macau
Group No.33 - Cub Scout, Scout School Group - Hou Kong Middle School Hou Kong Middle School
Group No.34 - Cub Scout, Scout Sponsored Open Group - Macao Jiangmen Communal Society Macao Jiangmen Communal Society
Group No.35 - Cub Scout School Group - Our Lady Fatima Girl's School (化地瑪聖母女子學校 ) Our Lady Fatima Girl's School, Macau
Group No.36 - Cub Scout School Group - Sacred Heart Canissian College (聖心英文中學) Sacred Heart Canissian College

Scout Oath

Chinese:
我謹以至誠宣誓:
 對國家,對澳門,對信仰要負責;
 對別人,要幫助;
 對規律,要遵行。

Portuguese:
Prometo pela minha honra por amar e servir fielmente à minha religião e à minha terra, auxiliar o próximo, obedecer à Lei do Escoteiro.

English translation:
On my honour, I promise that I will do my best to my Country, to Macau, and to my religion, to help other people and to keep the Scout Law.

See also

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