Ásatrú Scouting and Guiding

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Ásatrúar Scouting and Guiding is composed of multiple small non-aligned Scouting associations, open to both boys and girls at various ages of Ásatrú/Odinist groupings.

Scout Forn Siðr rover badge
Scout Forn Siðr rover badge

Several organizations exist, among them “Scout Forn Siðr” in Stavanger, Norway and Malmö, Sweden, as well as a few prospective members in the United Kingdom and Poland, named for Forn Siðr (“Old Northern Tradition” in Old Norse) and the Young Vikings Club in the United States, a separate organization despite the Boy Scouts of America accepting Ásatrú units, e.g. Troop 1239, accepted into the BSA Great Salt Lake Council.

Knights of Odin is the highest award in a Rover & Ranger crew. 'Sleipnir' (Odin's horse) is shown, the image belongs to the famous Tjangvide runestone. Rover and Rangers must participate in the build of a schniggen, a traditional norse small ship with oars and sail, and work an expeditionary project.
Knights of Odin is the highest award in a Rover & Ranger crew. ‘Sleipnir’ (Odin’s horse) is shown, the image belongs to the famous Tjangvide runestone. Rover and Rangers must participate in the build of a schniggen, a traditional norse small ship with oars and sail, and work an expeditionary project.

Scout Forn Siðr

Levels and ideals:

  • Wolf Cubs
  • Boy Scouts, whose emblem incorporates the Mjöllnir (Thor’s hammer) as well as runic letters
  • Girl Scouts (Valkyries)
  • Rovers, whose emblem incorporates the Mjöllnir. The highest Rover crew award is the Knights of Odin, whose emblem incorporates Sleipnir of the Tjängvide image stone. Rover applicants must participate in the build of a schniggen (a small ship with oars and sail, faering style) and proceed with an expeditionary project.
  • The Valknut Scout is the highest troop award
  • Scouter (Scout/Guide adult leadership), whose emblem is the raven. The Gylfaginning Award is the highest recognition for outstanding service and contribution to the organization.
The Gylfaginning Award.
The Gylfaginning Award.

Ásatrú Scout Law:

  • A Scout’s honor is to be trusted
  • A Scout is loyal
  • A Scout is brave
  • A Scout’s duty is to be useful and to help others
  • A Scout tells the truth always
  • A Scout is responsible
  • A Scout does nothing by half
  • A Scout is disciplined
  • A Scout is persevering

 

Young Vikings Club 

Ranks of the Young Vikings:

  1. Bandit
  2. Sentry
  3. Scout
  4. Warrior
  5. Voyager
  6. Raider
  7. Forecastleman
  8. Standard Bearer
  9. Hero

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If you cannot find a local group, it is HIGHLY advisable to take the initiative and form a group with your kids and their friends.  You can be their Scout Guide and teach them survival skills, camping, and the ways of our ancestors. The Boy Scouts of America WILL now recognize heathen groups and accept them into their chapters as well.


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