FSE Newsletter 10
The guides and scouts of Europe from the FSE group in Valencia/Spain took an initiative in order to put into practice the scout principle of Service. From time to time they go to the hospice for the old people and help them in different manners.
Calarasi is a Danube port-city of 80 000 inhabitants, east from Bucurest, the capital of Romania. There is a FSE group there of Mihai Zanfir. Mihai used to organise camps and bivouacs on one of the numerous islands on Danube.
If you want to camp there, you can contact George Mosoia, the secretary of the FSE Romania.
The French troop 1st Val d'Yvette FSE (south from Paris) is the leader of the classification of the IMPEESA National Game. The patrol Gerfaut from this troop is also leading in the patrol classification. Congratulations.
There are 105 troops and 427 patrol participating in IMPEESA. The great final of the game will be held on 16-19 July in southern France. The 1st Val d'Yvette will have a twinned camp with the 11th Warsaw FSE just before the final of the Impeesa. You can see the current classification at the http://impeesa.scouts-europe.org
CHIEF GALLERY: MARIA SMIDOVA FROM SLOVAKIA
"My name is Maria Smidova and I am FSE Slovak General Guides Commissioner. I was born in Slovakia in 1987, but I spent my teenage years with my family in Rome, Italy, where I joined FSE. In 2003, I participated in the Eurojam in Zelazko. Looking at all the flags, rising up at the opening ceremony, I wished, that my Slovak peers would have the same possibility as I had becoming a part of FSE family. For my big joy, there were also other people with same idea. Returning to Slovakia from Italy in 2004, my brother and myself participated in and organised first camps and activities of the first FSE group in Slovakia. Meanwhile, I finished high school in Slovakia and completed Italian scout leader preparation. After graduation in 2006, I applied for Psychology course in London, that I am going to finish in few months and come back home Bratislava, Slovakia. Although it was not easy to coordinate the activities in Slovakia being in London, however it was not impossible thanks to Skype, e-mail and other modern means of communication. Also low cost fligths helped a lot to be several times in Slovakia for the different meetings. Scouting means a lot to me. The words of promise are crucial in my decision-making, as they serve me as the simplest explanation of my Lords's commandments. I can say, that, my whole scout family (beginning with my first patrol leader Alessia and with my spiritual father o. Cyril Vasil, up to all FSE) helps me to open my mind, my spirit and my force to go on in life, looking for right direction."