FSE Newsletter 15
FRANCE: NATIONAL GAMES "MOUSQUETAIRES" AND "IMPESSA"
More than 1500 French guides form all the country are taking part in the Great National Game MOUSQUETAIRES in Caylar in the south of France, from 16 to 19 July.
In paralel not far from guides, more than 2500 French scouts and Polish 11.Warsaw FSE (40 scouts) have their great national game IMPEESA. The games are organised on the occasion of 50th anniversary of FSE French association. You can see on-line blog on http://cinquantenaire.scouts-europe.org/au-caylar/
BELGIUM: BELGOJAM 16-19 JULY
All the guides and scouts of Europe from Belgium are gathered from 16 to 19 July in their Belgojam. There are Polish representatives in this event: the High Patrol led by Paweł Sowa from Wrocław. After Belgojam all the Belgian units start their respective summer camps or hikes.
BOSNIA: ITALY AND POLAND MOVE TO ESTABLISH FSE
An Italian-Polish team (on the photo in Mostar) led an expedition to Bosnia, 28 May-2 June, in order to explore the possibilities to establish FSE in Bosnia. They visited Mostar, Sarajevo and Banja Luka, meeting with young people, priests, bishops in parishes. The visit was prepared by the italian Caritas working in Bosnia and Herzegovina. There is a lot of interest in our scouting. Some candidates for chiefs are supposed to participate in the summer camps in Italy.
POLAND: 8 FSE EAST EUROPEAN COUNTRIES SYNERGY MEETING
Saturday, 5 June, in Warsaw a meeting of 8 FSE east european associations was held. There were commissioners from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland. Attilio Grieco from Italy had a presentation on the history and developpment of our movement. Then, there were working groups in which the associations made a review of their respective annual programs in order to coordinate and create a synergy between them. On the photo from the left: Vera Ageeva form St Petersburg, Anna Mikos and Anna Chałupa from Poland, Ilona Gribonika from Latvia.
FRANCE: YELLOW BRANCH 50TH ANNIVERSARY ACTIVITIES
French association organised a lot of initiatives in order to commemorate the 50th anniversary of FSE in France. On the photo yellow branch activity in one of the provinces: the snake KAA made by wolvets and wolfs.
SPAIN: NEW GROUP IN MADRID
On Sunday, 30 May, a new Scouts of Europe group was created in Madrid. The group is called St Peter Martyr. In presence of the whole families, more than 80 persons, the ceremony was held during which the new group chief was nominated (on the photo).
GERMANY: BAMBERG PILGRIMAGE
German FSE catholic association organised traditional national pilgrimage to Bamberg, in Bayern, on 19/20 June. Our guides and scouts from all over Germany came to this event. The representatives of Polish association, two rangers (Agata on the photo with microphone, on her right there is Hanni Christoph, German general guide commissioner), were also present to launch an invitation to rangers and rovers pilgrimages in Poland in september.
SLOVAKIA: ITALY HELPS IN CHIEF FORMATION
In the begining of July, Slovak FSE association organised a national training weekend for all the chiefs before the summer camps. Paolo Bramini from Ostia, former italian national commissioner for explorers, led this training (on the photo first from the right).
ITALY: 600 CANDIDATES IN TRAINNING CAMPS 2010
There are more than 600 candidates that confirmed their participation in all the trainning camps (all degrees, all branches) in Italy in summer 2010. The majority of the camps will be held in Soriano, a national FSE base, 80 km north from Rome. Normally you can always ask if there are free places to be admited. Please contact Federal Commissioner.
RUSSIA: MEETING WITH BISHOP NAZAR FROM PETERSBURG METROPOLY
On Saturday 15 May, in St Petersburg the members of our Russian association national council together with Federal Commissioner and Robin Sebille from France, had a meeting with orthodox bishop Nazar, no 2 in the St Petersburg metropoly. Bishop Nazar in his speech approved FSE Religoius Directory and encourgaed ORUR guides and scouts to work togehter with their european, catholic counterparts.
UKRAINE: NATALIA OSETSKA - NEW GENERAL GUIDE COMMISSIONER
FSE Ukrainian association has a new general guides commissioner: Natalia Osetska form Lviv (Leopolis). She is 20 years old. She used to be Akela. You can write to her with congratulations and encouragements at: email@example.com
BELARUS: FIRST CAMP OF 2. LYNTUPY FSE
We call it already "Lyntupy Miracle". The 2. Lyntupy FSE in Belarus was created by Ewa Bielecka in September 2009 and it just finished its first summer camp with, we do not know exactly, how many patrols (from 5 to 7). The Belarusian guides are so apostolic that they prepare to open 2 new companies in nearby cities: Postavy and Glubokie, not far from Lyntupy, in the north-west of the country. You can write to Ewa Bielecka or you can also send her an invitation on Facebook where you can find a lot of photos from this first camp and from other activities of the company.
FRANCE: ERIK PARIS - NEW PRESIDENT OF FRENCH ASSOCIATION
French association has a new president: Erik Paris, 40 years old. He is married and has 5 children. He replaced Gwenael Lhuissier. Thank you Gwenael for your service. Erik, welcome! You can write him at firstname.lastname@example.org or find him on Facebook.
SWITZERLAND: VICTORIA AND DAVID WEDDING
Victoria Corbett and David Sanchez married on 11 July in Geneva. Victoria used to be secretary of FSE Switzerland and David its general commissioner. Congratulations!