- a Christian organization for children and youth in Denmark.
FDF is one of the
largest Christian organizations for children and youth in Denmark. The
aim of FDF is to share the Gospel with children and youth. Since 1902
FDF has been an independent and voluntary part of the youth work of the
Danish national church.
FDF was founded in 1902 by the young Copenhagen architect Holger Tornøe. In the beginning only boys could be members of FDF. The activities were first and foremost marching exercises (drills) accompanied by music, talks and Bible studies.
Soon FDF started arranging summer camps where
boys were introduced to outdoor and camp life. In 1952 FPF, an
organization similar to FDF but for girls, was founded, and in 1974 the
two organizations merged as FDF/FPF. The name was in 1994 changed to
Activities in FDF
Activities in FDF give children and youth unsurpassed experiences with nature, music, new modes of celebrating divine services etc. New technology is sometimes employed, introducing members to new and amusing ways of using e.g. SMS, GPS for orienteering and camp activities. Drama, local bands and song groups also form part of FDFs many activities. In recent years adventure sports like sailing, kayaking, wall and tree climbing have also become part of the typical acitivities.
In fact, FDF employs anything that can arouse interest, give members a good time and at the same time support our objective and fundamental values in the widest sense.