Monthly Archives: December 2015

Regional Circular 28 2015 – Update: WOSM Europe Events in 2016

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As we approach 2016, we are pleased to share with you and update of the list of events connected with the European Scout Region of the World Oragization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) scheduled to be held in 2016.

As this will be a very busy year, it may be that some of the proposal will not come to fruition.

The overview is available in Regional Circular 28 2015 (in English and French). For regular updates and details about the various events, please refer to the events section of this website.

Regional Circular 27 2015 – Invitation: Exploring Scouting and Islam

Türkiye İzcilik Federasyonu

With the generous support of Türkiye İzcilik Federasyonu (TİF, TK) we have decided to convene a meeting of all interested parties in exploring how we can support the development of Scouting in Islamic communities throughout our Region.

For more information, please refer to Regional Circular 27 2015 (available in English and French) and check details available in the events section of this website.

Micha (17, a Scout from Damascus): Thank you for your warm welcome on the shores of Europe!

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Scouts and Guides contributing to refugee support activities in their local communities in Europe (37): a story from Kratigos Beach south of Mytilene on Lesbos (GR)

Scouts from the 2nd Mytilene Scout Group and the 3rd Mytilene Sea Scout Group, both members of Ελληνικός Προσκοπισμός (the Scouts of Greece, a member of the World Organization of the scout Movement), spent another eventful day on the Kratigos coast, situated south of the town of Mytilene, capital city of the Greek island of Lesbos.

Regional Circular 26 2015 – Invitation: MOVIS Network Meeting 2016

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The Network Meeting of Commissioners involved in the management of adult resources is one of the well-known and successful networking opportunities for Leaders (on national level) of National Scout Organisations (NSOs) and National Scout Associations (NSAs) of the European Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM).

Formerly known under the acronym TCNM (for: Training Commissioners Network Meeting) it has now updated its name to MOVIS (for: Management of Volunteers in Scouting) in order to refelct the wider area of interest of the network, which is going beyond training.

Next year will see the sixth edition of this event at the DPSG Westernohe Scout Centre in Germany from 26 to 29 May 2016, where issues of common interest for National Commissioner and other Leaders directly involved at the national level  in supporting the personal development of adults in their association.

=> Find out more about this event in Regional Circular 26 2015 (available in English only).
=> Make sure to register for #movis2016 on the MOVIS Network website before 21 April 2016!

Pfadfinderdorf Zellhof: Give me love, give me hope, give me shelter!

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Scouts and Guides contributing to refugee support activities in their local communities in Europe (36): a story from the town of Mattsee in Austria and the nearby Pfadfinderdorf Zellhof

Children running around the house playing games and discovering the beauties of nature is nothing unusual for an international Scout Centre: in any average summer week you can meet up to 800 Scouts and Guides at the Pfadfinderdorf Zellhof. But in the middle of December, when there are nomally only a few groups at the Zellhof over the weekends?

Regional Circular 25 2015 – Invitation: Partnerships Event 2016

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Scouting Ireland and the European Region of WOSM, on behalf of The Partnerships Network and in cooperation with their troika, are pleased to invite you and your partner organisations to the “Community Links” Partnerships Event, which will be held in Gormanston, Ireland, between 10 and 13 March 2016.

This meeting is organised by The Partnerships Network, a coalition of Scout and Guide Organisations, which aims at fostering, strengthening and developing new partnerships between associations in Europe and associations from other regions of the world. The overall idea of the network is to share and create information about on-going partnerships, as well as to provide a platform for the exchange of experiences and knowledge. A continuous reflection on the relevance of partnerships, as well as the promotion of inter-cultural understanding and mutual respect are central elements of the Partnership Network.

Mark the date in your calendar and check our Regional Circular 25 2015 (in English or French) for more details!

[SAVE THE DATE] 8th General Assembly | World Scout Parliamentary Union

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The Parliamentary Scout Union of Sweden and The Guides and Scouts of Sweden are hosting the 8th General Assembly of the World Scout Parliamentary Union in Stockholm, Sweden, at the end of next summer, from 31 August to 2 September 2016

The World Scout Parliamentary Union (WSPU) is an international organisation that unites the National Scout Parliamentary Associations (NSPAs) that exist in almost 100 countries worldwide. The NSPAs include members of national parliaments, deputies and senators. The object of the WSPU is to strengthen National Scout Organizations and World Scouting through the influence of parliamentarians who believe that Scouting is an effective educational method.

Check the advance information of the 8th General Assembly of the World Scout Parliamentary Union for relevant details

A very special International Volunteer Day: Scouts from mainland Greece join local Scouts on Chios to help refugees and migrants

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Scouts and Guides contributing to refugee support activities in their local communities in Europe (35): A story from Chios (GR) – Let’s take some paint and a brush and decorate this ugly hall!

(WSBERO/Chios) – “The scale of the refugee tragedy is incredible. Hundreds if not thousands of people – a third of them children – arrive daily on this small but beautiful Greek island having fled atrocities of war hoping for a better future somewhere in Europe”, says Sebastian Meitz, from the World Scout Bureau Global Support Centre in Kuala Lumpur, who had joined the Greek Scouts’ support mission to Chios, together with Thomas Ertlthaler, from the European Scout Region’s Messengers of Peace Decision Committee.