Skills for Life: a holistic solution


What is the impact of Scouting and Guiding on youth development, society and the economy? Is there any link between employability and volunteering in a Scout or Guide association? Several studies on the impact of Scouting and Guiding in Europe show that we have a very positive influence on youth employability, on society and on the economy – that is to say that if we think about education as a form of investment of society and individuals, Scout and Guide associations offer a high return on investment. Nonetheless one of the biggest challenges that Guide and Scout Associations face in Europe is access to sufficient funding and the right funding to cover the costs incurred to deliver life‐changing non‐formal education and volunteering opportunities for young people.

Free Being Me Festival@Sangam


Open to all Europe Region WAGGGS members

The Free Being Me – Festival@Sangam Camp 17-21 August 2015 is open to all, boys and girls 16+, whether you’ve been involved with Free Being Me before or not.

Joint Event Communication: 15th European Guide and Scout Conference 2016


“Vellkommen til Oslofjorden” – this is how you will probably be greeted by the hosting Speidernes Fellesorganisasjon (the Guides and Scouts of Norway) in June 2016 when representatives of some 2 million Guides and Scouts in the European Regions of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scout (WAGGGS) will gather for the 15th European Guide and Scout Conference.

Call for partners – Network Meeting 2015


The Europe Region WAGGGS and the European Scout Region of WOSM are launching a Call for Partners for an Erasmus+ Project for the Network Meeting scheduled to take place in Porto (Portugal) from 26 to 29 October 2015.

The Network Meeting is a yearly appointment for Guides and Scouts that are representing their NSOs/NSAs, MOs/CAs in various platforms/organizations including their National Youth Councils.

New deadline to receive bids to host the European Scout Symposium 2015

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Following the recent holiday period and based on a desire to increase the number of bidding proposals to choose from, we have decided to extend the deadline for submitting the relevant documents for bidding to host the European Scout Symposium 2015 by one week: the new deadline is 30 January 2015.

Regional Circular 35 2014 – Call to Host the European Scout Symposium 2015 (in English and French)
Details about the European Scout Symposium.


Joint Event Communication Update: Scouts & Guides I/O 2015


The ICT Network in the European Regions of WOSM and WAGGGS, together with the hosting Junák – svaz skautů a skautek ČR (the Scout and Guide Movement in the Czech Republic), and on behalf of the Europe Region WAGGGS and the European Scout Region of WOSM, is pleased to provide you with additional details about next month’s “Scouts & Guides I/O 2015” (the annual event organised by the ICT Network previously known as “ICT Network Event”).

This time, the event will focus on growing the network and encouraging and supporting communication and technology partnerships between organisations and individuals.

Joint Circular 01 2015 – Skills for Life: Scouting & Guiding – a cost effective answer


Skills for Life: Scouting and Guiding – a cost effective answer. This is the title of a public debate organised by the European Regions of WAGGGS and WOSM, which will take place in Brussels, Belgium, on 25 February. So, don’t forget to pencil down this date and make sure to attend an interesting event adressing the impact of Scouting and Guiding on society in general and on the economy in particular.

Regional Circular 01 2015 – Invitation: 8th European Scout Agora 2015

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The European Scout Agora is an educational tool that uses the Scout Method to reach the educational objectives for the Rover age section and that has a special emphasis on youth empowerment. What makes the European Scout Agora so special is that it is an event run “for Rovers by Rovers”. As a result, the event looks at issues that are of importance and relevance to young people in our society today.

The theme of the 8th European Scout Agora 2015, which will take place at Château Jambville (France) from 8-12 April 2015, is “Skills for life”, because we want to help the participants to become prepared and committed to be actively in their communities. We also hope to give them tools and new ideas that will help to empower participants, thus being more aware of the changes they are able to do in their associations and the entire European Scout Region.

So, if you are a Rover in Europe and if you want to share and exchange with other Rovers from Scout Associations in the European Scout Region matters of concern to this age section, then don’t forget to pencil down the dates 8-12 April 2015 and attend the 2015 edition of the European Scout Agora! (And please note, that the deadline for registration is 10 March 2015).

=> Further details in the event’s section of this website
=> Event website (include an on-line registration tool)
=> Full text of Regional Circular 01 2015 (available in English only)