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Portuguese souting organizations

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Last modified: 2007-06-09 by antónio martins
Keywords: cne | aep | catholic | scouts | escuteiros | escoteiros | fleur-de-lis (yellow) | cross: christ knights | alerta! |
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CNE, Catholic scouts
Corpo Nacional de Escutas — Escutismo Católico Português

The flag of the Agrupamento 522 Coz Oeste seems almost like a defaced Norwegian flag.
Francisco Santos, 24 Mar 2003

I think this is a standard design for the flags of portuguese boy scouts. I’ve seen something very similar in a parade in the Algarve, of some local group.
Jorge Candeias, 24 Mar 2003

I’m sure it is — from the top of my head, not only all Lisbon boy scout group flags I ever seen, but also in Moscavide (Loures) and Vizela. Note though that this applies only to the catholic scouts (Corpo Nacional de Escutas); I’m almost sure that the other sorts (Associação dos Escoteiros de Portugal, plus Girl Guides and soviet-style Young Pioneers) use quite different flags.

The portuguese catholic boy scout emblem consists on a golden fleur de lis on which is placed a Christ Knight’s cross, all above a golden scroll with the motto "Alerta!".

António Martins, 25 Mar 2003

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