In March, three Polish Scouts leaders went to Ukraine to give a training for Ukrainian “Akelas”, cub scout leaders. The aim was to pass a lot of important information about “The Jungle Book”, to play games and to do other activities for wolf cubs.
It was also a meeting of two cultures. You may think that Polish and Ukrainian people have a lot in common and it’s true, but there are some differences, too. We thought this training should be carried out in English, but it turned out that Polish language and Ukrainian language have some similarities so we understood one another quite well.
An unforgettable experience! We helped our brothers and sisters in Ukraine and we also gained a new experience. Hopefully we can meet once again soon!
Enjoy nice memories of the European High Patrol weekend in Brussels (November 2017)!
The next High Patrol Weekend will take place on November 18th/19th in Venice!
Save the date! More information coming soon!
At the traditional rover pilgrimage to Vézelay (France) around All Saint’s Day, Cardinal Sarah was present at the 2016 edition and gave a memorable and most important homily to rovers from France and many other countries. The text is now available in English.
“A Rover Scout who has not given everything has given nothing.
A Rover Scout who is not able to die is able to do nothing.
But remember that it is sometimes more difficult to live.
And now, brother, go with God!”
Dear Pilots and Rovers of European Scouts, my friends,
In these words, both splendid and demanding – and splendid because they are demanding – you have recognised an extract from the ceremonial of the Rover Departure. After hearing them, the new Scout Rover kneels down in front of the priest in order to receive God’s blessing, then he moves away, alone, in the dark, “accompanied by the saints”, while his scout brothers move sideways to let him walk between them, at the light of the torches, and sing the song “L’Appel de la Route” …
(Photo: Benoit Eude – ETN Photo – Guides et Scouts d’Europe)