cep-spain-summer-2016More than 100 leaders from all over Spain recently enjoyed the training camps of our association for all branches from August 21st to 28th! This year we have the great opportunity to received training for company leaders by two Polish guides. To them and to our sister the Polish Association, we thank it heartily. Also we had training for group and district leaders, and we welcome two rangers and one rover scout in the RS Community. We are very thankful for all these blessings received from the consecration of our association to the Sacred Hearth of Jesus and Mary of last June. We feel more and more united and are actually working on a project of a camp for all branches next summer: Ibercamp 2017. We ask for the prayer of all our brothers and sisters of the UIGSE, thanks in advance!

Flory Delgado

(Photo credit : Arturo Gutiérrez)

FlutkastropheWho says scout, also says good turn! “Be prepared” is our motto. As soon as we received the news about the violent flood in Lower Bavaria, the scouts of the KPE (Katholische Pfadfinderschaft Europas), UIGSE member association, start to organise themselves. 48 hours later, the first rovers and rangers are on-site to help the population of those little villages that have been violently flooded. Cars, houses, streets, bridges,… nothing has been spared. Important parts of the infrastructure (electricity, water) are destroyed, too. Our teams remove the mud the flood left in the cellars; remove the furniture from the cellars and the lower floors, and remove the wooden floors and the plastering, so that the houses can dry properly.

We start each day with the Holy mass in Altötting, a famous sanctuary, in order to bring our mission and the people who suffer from the flood catastrophe in front of our Lord.

Robert DesjardinsAt the age of 73, Robert Desjardins de Laval passed away on May 20th in the Sacré-Coeur hospital Montréal.

In 1974, Robert was one of the founders of the “Eclaireurs Baden-Powell” association in Canada, member association of the UIGSE-FSE during a long time. He served his association as a General Commissioner during nearly 15 years.

He was president of the International Union of Guides and Scouts of Europe from 1987 to 1991.

His fellow scouts keep the memory of an active, helpful man with a constant good mood.

Farewell, Robert!

PubRoverTrainingCampInvitation to a rover training road (1st level) focussed on rovering in small UIGSE associations – in English language

Date: August 6th to 12th 2016

Place : Belarus

This road will give an experience of true rover life and is destined to team and clan leaders of smaller UIGSE associations.

The objective: To transmit the basic methodology of UIGSE rover pedagogy for young rovers and leaders: How to develop rover activities and rover pedagogy for small teams? How do we live roads when only 1 or 2 teams can be built?

During  6 days, we will live an itinerant camp (10-15 km/day), faithful to the high quality UIGSE rover style. Up to 2 theoretical sessions by day in English/(Bela)russian language will be the opportunity of sharing knowledge about pedagogy, organisation and the human/spiritual aspect of rover life.

Trainers and trainees are welcome!

Registration and informations:  renaud.lannoy@uigse-fse.org  (UIGSE deputy federal commissioner – responsible of the training camp)