Kari Aas

Karen Marta Inanda "Kari" Aas (6 October 1886 in Farsund-2 January 1978) was a Norwegian teacher and Scout leader, and served as the Chief Scout of the Norsk Speiderpikeforbund from 1927 to 1935.[1]

Kari Aas
OfficeChief Scout of the Norsk Speiderpikeforbund
Term1927 - 1935
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Aas graduated from teacher's college in Tromsø and found work as a teacher there in 1909. In 1910 she moved to Trondheim.[citation needed] Aas was a member of the Trondheim school board and executive board Trondhjems konsertforening, the Trondheim concert association.[1]

Aas attended the 1928 World Scout Conference in Budapest as one of the Norwegian delegates, and was a witness to the first casting of B-P's footprint, documented in her memoirs. She designed the World Trefoil emblem of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts that was adopted at the World Conference in 1930, a gold trefoil on a blue background.[2]

Aas wrote several books about Scouting and was the recipient of the Silver Fish Award.[1]

Further readingEdit

  • Arne Espeland, ed. (1934). Norske skulefolk. Dreyer.
  • Hvem er hvem?. Oslo: Hj. Steenstrup, Aschehoug. 1934.


  1. ^ a b c "Kari Aas – Speiderhistorisk leksikon". Leksikon.speidermuseet.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2016-11-19.
  2. ^ "World Association of Girl Guide and Girl Scouts". Vintagegirlscout.com. 2000-11-18. Retrieved 2016-11-19.