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“I did not ask you for your name or your country, and yet I call you my brother …” (Federal song)

100 guides and scouts, members of high patrols from 11 different European countries, camped together at Mont Saint-Odile (France, near Strasbourg) on 17 and 18 November!

The high patrols came from Belarus, Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium and France.

For the third year now, the month of November is an opportunity to meet and to live with sister guides or scout brothers from all over Europe, to share activities such as games, cooking, campfires, etc …

This year, the welcoming French team allowed the participants to live 24 hours with a high-patrol from another country in bivouac, in full nature, around the campfire … On the beautiful mountain site of Mont-Saint-Odile.

Will your high patrol you join us for the next HP international WE adventure?


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Dear ranger, dear rover,

A united and fraternal Europe… does that remind you of anything? Well… this Europe of our 2nd Scout Principle will not become real without you!

Euromoot 2019 : big gathering of fires and clans in Italy from July 27th to August 3rd, 2019

This is a huge red branch adventure: Close to 5000 rovers and rangers will build bridges coming from all the ends of Europe to tell the Holy Father our love for the Church!

We are looking for volunteers! We need every competence, every good will, every availability, every mood and even every eccentricity! 🙂

  • To take part in a bivouac staff: You will welcome the twinned clans/fires in one of around 30 bivouacs in the regions around Rome (Assisi, Siena, Subiaco, Monte Cassino, Via Appia, Abbruzzi…). Even if you only have some days to serve, you will be a precious help with your sense of hospitality, good level in camping, maybe competences in different languages, and pedagogical experience. All competences are welcome!
  • Technical/pedagogical animation: In some of the bivouacs, we will offer different workshops, in order to help our young to meet rovers and rangers from other countries, to discover and better get to know, in esteem and respect for each other…. “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them!” Workshops in many different techniques are possible: music, dance, theatre, handcraft, graphic arts, …. Anything goes, as far as it makes “fun in scout style”!
  • Support services: We need experts and volunteers in many different fields… acting with discretion, humility and effectiveness… serving in simplicity and with a big smile! The needs are legion: safety, transport, transmission, food supply, communication, healthcare, logistics, translators…

So… If you are ready to serve, don’t hesitate, tell us right now!

 

Photos: Eurojam 2014 – Aude Dupuy, Nicolas Crépelle (© ETN Photo AGSE)


Nous publions ici l’homélie du Cardinal Sarah aux Guides d’Europe rassemblées à Paray-le-Monial pour leur pèlerinage de guides-aînées annuel dimanche 4 novembre 2018.

Chères Guides d’Europe,

Comme chaque année à la Toussaint, vous êtes venues à Paray-le-Monial, la Cité du Sacré-Cœur, pour vous confier à Jésus Notre Seigneur qui a dit à une humble religieuse de la Visitation, sainte Marguerite-Marie : « Voilà ce Cœur qui a tant aimé les hommes, qu’il n’a rien épargné jusqu’à s’épuiser et se consommer pour leur témoigner son amour. Et pour reconnaissance je ne reçois de la plupart que des ingratitudes, par leurs irrévérences et leurs sacrilèges, et par les froideurs et les mépris qu’ils ont pour moi dans ce Sacrement d’Amour »[1]. Originaires non seulement des diverses provinces de la France, Fille aînée de l’Eglise, mais aussi de chacun des pays qui composent l’Union internationale des Guides et Scouts d’Europe, vous avez marché sur les chemins du Charollais, le cœur rempli de foi et d’amour, et le regard fixé sur Jésus, jusqu’à cette magnifique basilique romane. Dans l’Evangile qui vient d’être proclamé, vous venez d’entendre, de la bouche même du Seigneur Jésus, le Commandement de Dieu : « Ecoute Israël, Le Seigneur ton Dieu est le seul Seigneur. Tu aimeras ton Dieu de tout ton cœur, de toutes tes forces et de toute ton âme ». C’est la Parole de Vie, le Shema Israel, c’est-à-dire la prière que le Juif adulte doit dire matin et soir en se couvrant les yeux de la main par respect pour Dieu, l’Eternel, et aussi pour mieux se concentrer sur ces mots sacrés. Ce fut la prière de Jésus, de la Vierge Marie, sa très sainte Mère, de saint Joseph, des apôtres et des saintes femmes de l’Evangile. C’est également la nôtre, car les chrétiens affirment, eux aussi, que Dieu, notre Créateur, est unique, il s’est incarné et s’est rendu visible en Jésus Christ, et qu’il faut l’aimer de tout son cœur.

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The Euromoot project finally has got an official logo! It is composed of the following elements:

  • the eight-pointed red cross with the lily, symbol of the Scouts of Europe
  • the 12 stars of the apocalyptic Virgin, symbolizing Holy Mary, Mother of God, and symbol of the Council of Europe since 1955
  • The Euromoot motto “Parate Viam Domini” – Prepare the way of the Lord
  • The forked stick, symbol of our rovers
  • the fire, symbol of our rangers.

The logo was chosen in the online logo contest organised with the participation of rovers and rangers from all over Europe. The winners are from Varese, Italy.

What is the Euromoot?

The Euromoot is THE 2019 EVENT for the red branches of the International Union of Guides and Scouts of Europe. It gathers close to 5000 rovers, rangers and leaders from around 20 European (and American!) FSE countries in Central Italy.

  • From July 27th to August 2nd, 2019 we have our Summer Roads in different regions of Italy chosen by every Clan or Fire together with their twin partner. The Roads lead us along historical itineraries throughout breath-taking countryside. Together with our brothers and sisters from abroad, we walk in the footsteps of Saint Benedict of Norcia, Saint Catherine of Siena, Saint Paul, Saint Francis… This is road, community, faith & prayer, service… Everything we need to grow as happy women and men!
  • On the last day of the road, we arrive in one of the Final International Camps. Each of these camps gathers close to 1000 participants for a day of rest, exchange, formation, prayer, and scout festival.
  • August 3rd, 2019 – Destination: Eternal City – All roads lead to Rome! With any luck, we will meet the Holy Father, Pope Francis.

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