[Tagging] club=scout for similar organisations

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 22:02:19 UTC 2019

On 31/01/19 08:41, s8evq wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> I'm a relative new contributor and have a question about tagging "club=scout" and "club=youth".
> What about similar organisations than Scouts? This might not exists as much in other countries, but here in Belgium we have KSA, KLJ, Chiro and Scouts (and a whole bunch more). These organisations are very similar to how Scouts operate and what they stand for (perhaps a smaller emphasis on the outdoors).  If we look at the amount of members in Vlaanderen, they are equal, if not bigger than Scouts:
> Chiro: 112.000 members
> Scouts: 82.000 members
> KSA: 32.000 members
> KLJ: 22.000 members
> So my question are:
> 1) Why does Scouts have it's own value in the club tag? If club=scout exists, why couldn't then club=chiro also exist?

The scouts have a very long history and world wide recognition/organisation.

I have never heard of 'chiro'.
However club=scouts only has 57 uses in the data base.
club=scout is >600 so that it the one to use for them.

club=youth is >100

> Something doesn't seem right with that idea.
> 2) According to the wiki there's also club=youth, but it's not used and amenity=community_centre should be used instead.
> Reading the wiki on amenity=community_centre (https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dcommunity_centre#Differentiation): "When the centre is open to general audiences (...) gathering for particular activities, it should be tagged amenity=community_centre. When it addresses an audience with specific problems, and/or is staffed with professional helpers (social workers, nurses), amenity=social_facility would be preferred. "
> Both don't fit the case here, as these places (just like scouts) are only open for members.
> Help is appreciated.

There is nothing stopping you from using club=chiro and others. But do document it on the OSMwiki.
They are unlikely to be rendered as anything other than a 'club' at this stage.

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