“Pray for me…” – said the new Pope, Franciscus I.
You can count on us.
Scouts of Europe.
On March 9th and 10th over 100 Swiss Guides, Scouts, Rangers and Rovers got together in the canton of Fribourg. Some French and 2 polish were also present.
This weekend forms part of a cycle of human and spiritual training for Swiss Rangers and Rovers. And this time it was Mother Madeleine Bourcerau, a specialist in the life of Father Sevin, who came to talk about spiritual scouting that was defined by Father Sevin, the founder of catholic scouting.
The teaching, the Route, service times and singing were embellished by several engagements: the handing out of scarves to Rangers and Rovers, EP engagements, yellow “waves” and the commitment of two new RS Rangers.
Living simple moments and working to create strong friendships between these young adults, the Swiss European Scouting has shown its desire to live an authentic Scouting in the lines Father Jacques Sevin. They will meet again for two weekends before the end of 2013, before flying together … to the Holy Land!
The chiefs engaged in the organization of the Eurojam 2014 ended their pedagogical meeting in Rome with the Angelus prayer on St Peter’s Square. The Sunday Angelus in which they participated was the second to last possibility to see Pope Benedict XVI publicly speaking to believers.
Entrusting the Eurojam 2014 to the Virgin Mary was the culminating moment of the weekends work on the Eurojam program that took place at the Divino Amore Marian sanctuary near Rome.
16 people from France, Italy, Poland, Germany and Switzerland talked about specific tasks which stand before the pedagogical team – about camp life during Eurojam, about the activities that await the patrols, and also those of them that will be run in paired troops. They also talked about Eurojam 2014’s opening and closing ceremonies and about the scoutmasters’ camp which will be held in May 2014.
The federal commissioner, Martin Hafner, was present at the meeting, led by the pedagogical project chief, Marcin Kuczaj.
On Saturday, after some debates, the chiefs had dinner together with the Italian National Team. The Italian temperament, their way of expression and the singing that accompanied the meal were the elements that let everyone see the richness of the different cultures present in the FSE. “