Regional Circular 16 2016 – Diversity and Inclusion Training: Teams and Networks

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To continue the series of relevant trainings and following the “Scouting for All” and “Scouting Without Barriers” projects co-financed by the Council of Europe – European Youth Foundation and the Messengers of Peace Initiative, the European Scout Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) was able to strengthen and consolidate its mission and vision through an effective and efficient implementation of the Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Objective within as many as possible National Scout Oragnisations (NSOs) and local groups.

Regional Circular 15 2016 – Open Call Regional Volunteers 2016-2019

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This Regional Circular provides you with information about the Open Call launched to recruit Regional Volunteers to help achieve the Regional Scout Plan 2016-2019.

[CALL FOR PROJECT PARTNERS]- Circular 14-2016 – Development Education and Awareness Raising Programme

This circular provides you with information on a Call for “Raising public awareness of development issues and promoting development education in the European Union”, the initial response has to be in the form of a Concept Note submitted by 1 June.

To be able to be a partner in this concept note, please check carefully the requirements described in the Circular, follow all the steps described and show your interest by 11 May.

The application will be submitted at European level by the WSB, Europe Support Centre, Brussels.

For any further questions related to this call for partners, please contact Camilla Palazzini (cpalazzini@scout.org).

The whole Circular is available in ENG and FR below:

-Circular 14_Call_for_Interest_DEAR_EN

-Circular 14_Call_for_Interest_DEAR_FR

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.