Who are scouts?
1st rank: Bienle/Wölfle (age 7-11)
Kids that attend primary school belong to the Bienle/Wölfle (engl. Bees/wolves). The program takes place outside most of the time and invites to have a fling. Activities like handcraft and group games encourage creativity. Their summer camps are usually held in scout homes not too far away from Liechtenstein.
Bienle/Wölfle have lots of fun.
Some units also offer a rank called Mormile for kids in kindergarten and preschool (age 4-7). Younger kids can participate in meetings of the Bienle/Wölfle, if such a group does not exist and the leaders approve it beforehand.
2nd rank: Pfadfinder/Pfadfinderinnen (age 12-16)
Teenagers visiting secondary school are part of the Pfadfinder/Pfadfinderinnen (engl. boy scouts/girl scouts). In this rank you go on adventures and start to take responsibility. The central aspect of this age group is working together in patrols. Meetings often consist of scouting games, survival training to prepare for camp and amusing excursions.
The Pfadfinder/Pfadfinderinnen aquire self-dependence trough adventures in the woods.
Their summer camps lead a bit further away from home. The participants sleep in tents and from the kitchen to the toilets everything is build up from scratch. One of the highlights is the hike, where the patrols go on a tour without supervision that lasts several days.
3rd rank: Pioniere (age 17-20)
As Pioniere (engl. pioneers) you start to shape the national and local scout movement as leader or in a different function. Therefore, it is very important to become a role model for the younger members. Alongside their honorary duties the Pionier occasionally organise amusing trips and gatherings.
In the third rank your horizon expands from the local unit to the national organization with events like the Pfadi Beizle and the Sägässa, where all Pioniere come together for an annual competition.
4th rank Stufe: Rover/Ranger
All active members above 20 years are summed up as Rover/Ranger. Compared to the other ranks the meetings are organised more casually and take place less often, because the members of this age group focus on their duties as leaders or in other functions. So they often integrate with the Pioniere for various meetings.
Pioniere and Rover/Ranger spend a lot of their time for social engagement. Nonetheless, they often take part in convivial activities.