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The Swiss Scout an Guide Philatelic Society (SPPhV) is a nonprofit organization of members collecting philatelic material and specializing in thematics and postal history related to the Boy and Girl Scout (Guide) movements.

The Swiss Scout an Guide Philatelic Society (SPPhV) is Member of the Union of Swiss Philatelic Societies (VSPhV) an the international Federation of Scout & Guide Stamp Collecting Organization (IFSCO).

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Mail Auctions

Over the course of the year 2 to 3 mail auctions are held....

Commemoration Day - Sir Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell

January 8, 2018 - 77 years ago today, on January 8, 1941, the founder of the worldwide scouting movement died at the age...

SPPhV also on YouTube

Some of you may have noticed: Switzerland. For some time now, the Scout Philatelic Society (SPPhV) has also had a YouTub...

Pfadi EXPO / Exhibition

The Pfadi EXPO/exhibition during the 2022 national camp traces the development of the movement. Using treasures from scout archives, pictures, badges, stamps and postcards on the subject of scouting as well as the past nine national camps from 1925 to 2022, it documents over a hundred years of history.

Pfadi EXPO / Exhibition

Scout & Guide postmarks of Switzerland

Scout & Guide postmarks of Switzerland

BuLa Story - 6th Swiss Scout National Camp, Domleschg, 1966

27th July – 3rd August 1966, approximatively 15 000 participants

The BuLa Express, a colourfully painted special train of the Rhaetian Railway, connected all sub-camps between Ems and Thusis several times a day as a special attraction. Each of the twelve sub-camp post offices used its own box postmark as an additional postmark with the permission of the post office.

BuLa Story - 6th Swiss Scout National Camp, Domleschg, 1966

EuroScout 2022 - New Ort

EuroScout 2022 - New Ort

MICHEL the catalogue "Scouts- Whole World" - Edition 2017

Finally it's done. In the first quarter of 2018 (January) Michel publishes the catalogue "Scouts- Whole World".

MICHEL the catalogue "Scouts- Whole World" - Edition 2017