22nd European Scout Conference – Conference Circular 7: Call for video clip contributions

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The 22nd European Scout Conference (held in the framework of the 15th European Guide and Scout Conference this coming June) is almost here and we are working hard to ensure that all participants will have a memorable event.

22nd European Scout Conference – Proposed Regional Scout Plan 2016-2019 released

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Earlier today, Conference Document 8 of the upcoming 22nd European Scout Conference in Norway was released:

In English:
– 22ESC – Conference Document 8 – Cover Note and Proposed Regional Scout Plan 2016-2019

In French:
– 22ESC – Document de conférence 8 – Lettre d’introduction et Proposition du Plan Regional Scout 2016-2019

All Conference Documents are available in the relevant section of the Conference Website (http://15egsc.europak-online.net/) as well as on the regular Europak website.

Refugees join the guides and scouts for activities and fun outdoor

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Scouts and Guides contributing to refugee support activities in their local communities in Europe (46): a story from the Scouts and guides in the area Bergen, Norway.

The guides and scouts of Ulriken , Bergen in Norway invited refugee children from the Refugee Centre in their local area to participate in guide and scout activities. A day in the Refugee Centre can be both boring and long but together with the guides and scouts, the refugee children got a chance to experience days with activities that for them were new and in many ways strange and having not experienced them before. The children went sliding on a tarpaulin, made bread with the dough twisted on a stick and baked it over an open fire and, with headlamps, on a dark winter night, they went on a hike, and sat by the camp fire and drank hot chocolate. The refuges were taught “joggi, joggi, joggi” (the guide/scout shout) at the first meeting and in the corridors of the Refugee Centre would be heard “joggi, joggi”. The meetings were a great success for both the guides and scouts as well as the refugee children and you could hear they were counting down to the next time they many more events have been planned.

A tarpaulin makes a good sleigh on the snow.

If you are involved in a similar refugee support activity in your local community, let us know and we will share it, too: just complete this form!

22nd European Scout Conference – Four new Conference Documents released

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Two months prior to the 22nd European Scout Conference in Norway, four new Conference Documents have been released:

“What are pancakes?” – “Come, let’s cook them together!”

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Scouts and Guides contributing to refugee support activities in their local communities in Europe (45): a story from Vienna in Austria.

“What are pancakes?” – “Come, let’s cook them together!” This is the kind of dialogue you may have recently heard at the weekly meeting of the “Camelot” Rangers and Rovers (commonly called RaRo, these are Scouts and Guides aged between 16 and 21 years) of Vienna’s 32nd Scout and Guide Group (Vienna 32) in Austria (members of Pfadfinder und Pfadfinderinnen Österreichs). The pancake cooking activity was part of the programme run by the Rangers and Rovers with and for unaccompanied young refugees in the framework of the #rarofugees project launched by the Vienna Scouts and Guides last winter.

Regional Circular 12 2016 – Call for Partners: Erasmus+ Project linked to the Paris Decalration and Work with Refugees (deadline: 22 April 2016)

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This circular provides you with information about the upcoming application for an Erasmus+ grant focusing on inclusion of young people and in particular new arrived migrants, for which your NSO/NSA can be partners.

To be able to be a partner in this project, please check carefully the requirements indicated in Circular 12 2016 and follow all the steps described. The application will be submitted at European level by the World Scout Bureau Europe Support Centre, Brussels.

  • Regional Circular 12 2016 – Call for Partners: Erasmus+ Project linked to the Paris Decalration and Work with Refugees (in English only)

“If I can only decide one thing for my children, then I would like them to be able to remain active in Scouting”

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Scouts and Guides contributing to refugee support activities in their local communities in Europe (44): a story from Ullerslev in Denmark, first published in the Danish daily Politiken.

No need to know Danish to understand the “peppermint game”: is came: pass a small peppermint sweet from a dry spaghetti you hold in your mouth to another one held by your friend; without the help of your hands of course! But the task is not easy at all: Raman and Ibrahim, 8 and 10 years old, make efforts to get their spaghettis to meet in the hole of the small peppermint sweet and move their heads so that the sweet slides from one spaghetti to the other without falling down.

UPDATE – Regional Circular 8 2016 – 3rd Europe-Eurasia Meeting 2016

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Further to our recent Regional Circular 8 2016 announcing the upcoming 3rd Europe-Eurasia Meeting in Tbilisi (GE) this coming May 2016, a Call for Participants and Registration Form for this meeting is now available on a special event website (bit.ly/1qdDKUW) set up by the hosting Eurasia Scout Region.

Please note the very short deadline for returning your applications: 8 April 2016.