Dear brothers and sisters in Scouting,
April 23rd, Saint George’s Day, the day where scouts all over the world meet and re make their Scouting promises, to confirm that they are Scouts and a part of the great world Scout community.
As scouts we have dreamed from our first campfire about the wilderness, the great unknown, this has always managed to wake the curiosity and fantasy of young minds and old ones too.
The great explorers, seafarers and polar scientists were exemplars and heroes, for they were also driven by curiosity, and the searching for knowledge and exploration. “We have inherited curiosity, and taken it to us as a character, we will pass on to future scout generations.”
We have inherited the longing like the wind which filled the sailors’ sails and led them across oceans to new people and countries.
The same longing was there around a glow in the caravan’s campfires, crossing the prairie, on the way to the new worlds.
This curiosity and the longing are the things that shall make connecting bonds all over the world to other scouts and countries, trying to understand the differences of other people and countries.
Being a Scout is a major and responsible commitment to the future and yourself. A future where we can all meet in a brotherly Scouting friendship, friends with all.
As scouts, we are in a community of millions of Scouts, across religion, skin color and citizenship, a great force and strength.
A hope for the future, for people all over the world, about peace and living together in respect and peace.
It is a big and responsible obligation, which requires both will, courage and commitment.
Remember the motto from the first Euro camp, “Together we are strongest”.
We are prepared.
Yours in traditional Scouting
on behalf of Margon Sorensen – 1st Chairman – WFIS-Europe e.V.
and the WFIS-Europe e.V. Steering Committee
160 years after the birth of Baden-Powell, Scouting remains strong, with a united friendship of like minded Scouts and leaders throughout the world. Baden-Powell wanted Scouting “to bring up the next generation as useful citizens with a wider outlook than before and thereby to develop goodwill and peace in the world through comradeship and co-operation.”
He saw the Promise and Law as a way to prevent wars and conflicts: “It is the spirit that matters. Our Scout Law and Promise, when we really put them into practice take away all occasion for wars and strife between nations.”
How sad, that in the last year we have seen so many conflicts and so much misery across the world.
Many of our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts will grow up to become leaders at work, in their communities and even of their countries. As we celebrate Founders Day/Thinking Day, let us help to put the spirit of Scouting in every child in the hope that this spirit will remain with them as they go through life and help them to make good decisions in their adult life.
Together we can make a difference, together we are strongest.
Happy Founders Day
The Beaver Project – Sharing Fun is for Beavers all over Europe.
Through the sharing of fun Beavers from different areas or countries can share fun with other Beavers from WFIS – Europe.
Complete the registration form and send it to email@example.com
This invitation is for the 2017 Rovermoot of Assoraider which takes place near the national Scout Camp.
The Russion Union of Scouts offers to join the legendary Vetluga Camp. For further information please contact the organiser.
The annual workshop weekend 2017 will be on Sardinia organised by FIS Raider. Please register until end of June.
This invitation is for the 2017 national Scout Camp of Assoraider. A week full of fun and scouting activities – do not miss the opportunity to join this legendary camp.
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
It is with great sadness that we announce Nico Grisafi has gone home. Nico had Scouting in his heart and despite being seriously ill in September, it was his wish to attend the WFIS workshop in Laubach, be part of the 20 years celebrations and say goodbye to his friends.
Nico was a Scout in Italy, in Europe and in the world, a former World President of WFIS a man with a huge amount of Scouting knowledge, he will be a great loss to family, friends and Scouting.
Invitation and registration papers sent to the known contact emails. Do not hesitate to contact email@example.com in case of any queries.