2ND WORLD SCOUT EDUCATION CONGRESS

2ND WORLD SCOUT EDUCATION CONGRESS   PREPARED: FOR A CHANGING WORLD The 2nd World Scout Education Congress (WSEC) took place at Kandersteg International Scout Centre, Switzerland, from 11-15 May 2017. This second edition of the event had the focus on the core business of Scouting. It looked at what needs to happen in the areas of Youth Programme and Adult Resources, in order to prepare for the changing world in which we live. Also helped …

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Backpacking tips

TIPS TO PROPERLY PACK A CAMPING BACKPACK It is once again time to go camping so there is that hard-to-answer question popping in our minds again: What should I take with me? When packing our backpack and considering that it is our first camp, we want to carry all of our closet with us, but that it’s really impossible. Let’s think about a weekend camp. Firstly, we need to know where are we going so …

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From the Jungle to the Service

FROM THE JUNGLE TO THE SERVICE From the Jungle to the Service Many people have asked me “What do you see in the movement? Why are you still in it? Isn’t it only for young children? And I have to be honest… I have asked the same questions to myself. Why do I need to continue? And it’s there put into perspective the life of any Scout. What turns a Scout into something different from the …

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The Mormon Church Ends Sponsorship of Boy Scouts

The Mormon Church Ends Sponsorship of Boy Scouts The Mormon Church announced that approximately between 130 and 180 thousands of teens between 14 to 18 years old will no longer take part in the Boy Scouts of United States and Canada, starting next year. The Mormon Church is the main sponsor of the Boy Scout’s troops in the United States. According to the Mormons, the older teens’ programs have turned into something problematic to be …

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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day Mother’s day is once again around the corner and I’m sure that everyone is preparing gifts, flowers or chocolates, and making plans in order to celebrate one of the most important part of our lives: our mothers. But I feel – and someone out there may share this thought too – that not matter what I do, I’ll never balance the scale. My mother will always be more giving than I ever could …

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The knotty problem of Scouts and Guides

The knotty problem of Scouts and Guides The badges are nice and children leave their Xboxes and phones at home, but the Scouting movement is still incomprehensible   Tim Lott Friday 12 May 2017 08.30 EDTLast modified on Friday 12 May 2017 19.10 EDT Awonderful photo went viral earlier this month of a cheerful-looking girl Scout bravely confronting a neo-Nazi at a Czech rally. This confirmed my long-held belief that scouting is a thoroughly good thing. Furthermore, …

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Scout’s Oath

Scout’s Oath I (…………………………) on my honor I SWEAR I will do my best to fulfill my duties to God, my country, others and myself, help the neighbor and to obey the Scout Law. The oath is a free and voluntary compromise that a person assumes when joining the scout movement. It is done only once and the one who take it commits himself to have a life according to the movement’s values and principles. …

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