On Saturday, February 2, 2013, in Warsaw (Poland), a course “Scouting for Adult Beginners” was held with the participation of more than 30 people from all over the country. It was the third edition of a very popular course whose aim is to give an extensive comprehension of the Scouts of Europe phenomenon to the adults who, in an ever increasing number, want to enter the movement. This year will mark the third consecutive year of a big growth for the Polish association which went from 1 400 in 2010 to the expected 3 000 this year.

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Two groups of adults are joining: students over 20, who become potential chiefs, i.e. are prepared to be assistants and chiefs in the units and working people, adults with families over 30, who take on the functions of group chiefs.

This edition of “Scouting for Beginners” was led by Zbigniew Minda, former federal commissioner, now in charge of the development in the Polish association. The participants could hear the presentations about scouting in general, the pedagogy of the three branches and organizational aspects. They had an occasion to sing as well as to prepare a scout “veillée”. They also had some outside activities: an example of a scout ceremony and a scout game.

Twenty instrumentalists composed of Rangers, Rovers and even 2 Guides met for a week around New Year´s to record the soundtrack of the movie “1914 – The Secret of Confrécourt”.

Among them were also four members of the German Guides and
Scouts Association: the International scout brotherhood was a highlight of the camp.

Strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion: each contributed to the harmony of the music, the drama or the comedy that was composed specially for the occasion.

Some actors and technicians also have worked around the writer.

The release is scheduled for…. the Eurojam 2014!!!
You can find more info here. 


Benedicto XVI

In such an important period for the Church, our Movement must answer “semper parati” to the various proposals that will be made in our dioceses and parishes to give thanks to the Lord for the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI, and to pray Him for the choice of his successor. We heartily recommend you to pay attention to these calls and to take part in the ceremonies, as much as possible, with your complete units, in perfect uniform. This will be for us a gesture of gratitude and tribute towards this Pope who shows us the way of faith, courage and inner freedom.

If you cannot attend the diocesan and / or parish proposals, we suggest that you organize thanksgiving masses with your religious advisers and, why not, with your bishops; for instance, you can invite the people around you to join you and thank with you the Lord for all the graces received by the Movement as a whole but also individually during Benedict XVI’s pontificate.

In March, during the period in which Peter’s See will be vacant, during Lent, we propose to you to invoke widely the Holy Spirit to receive from Him anew a good pastor, a priest and prophet for His Church.

As in 2005, the Lord estimates useful and allows the Church to be once again present on all media
channels. This means gives to all men the opportunity of discovering the Church and of converting themselves to join “Christ’ fiancée” who owns all the hidden treasures of Truth and Salvation. You can take advantage of this period to give indications to people, especially to youth around you, to
discover our scouting as a concrete means to find true joy and true happiness.

Why not study (between leaders, in fire, in clan…) what pope Benedict XVI wrote, especially his encyclical letters, his message to the scouts on the occasion of the centenary of scouting in 2007, his trilogy about Jesus ? Be the witnesses of this great pastor, doctor and thinker. In particular, you are invited to read his book “Brothers in Christ: the spirit of Christian brotherhood”, published in several languages. Already in 1960, professor Ratzinger showed us how to realize brotherhood of European Guides and Scouts, how to truly experience Europe in our methods. It is up to us to follow!