in france, guides and scouts are actually a religious group, so there are different sections for different believers.
i know you're going to be disappointed, but i haven't been able to join a unit here, but i live in a miniscule village way out of town, and i just don't always have the energy in the evenings. but i have had contact!!
when i went to versailles, met these guides. they were selling cakes. the chocolate one was so good, but they said i must try the cheese one too. that one is a bit of a ... errr... specialty... umm... acquired taste, i think. and also i went to this massive expo run by the local scouts and guides. wasn't too bad at all.
must admit though, didn't spot their world badge!!! but the guides' uniform is really cute, normally they have a beret!!!!