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Scouts de France

[Scouts de France flag]

Flag of Scouts de France - Image by Armando Azua & António Martins, 6 April 2006

Scouts de France use three different flags (all similar, different shapes), but I do not know when they use each one. The variants are square (1:1), rectangular (2:3) and triangular.

The cross and shape of the flag comes from the old French army flags from the 18th century that would always be square and have a white cross in the middle.
The red Jerusalem Cross with the fleur-de-lis is the symbol of Scouts de France designed by Father Jacques Sevin, co-founder of scouting in France.
The green colour is the colour of the scout branch. There used to be the same in red for the rovers.

Jean de Vannoise, 19 March 2009