In Christianity the destinations of the so-called “pilgrimage routes” were Jerusalem, Rome and Santiago de Compostela. MASCI (the Italian National Scout and Guide Fellowship) organized a great national event in 2002, to revive the Via Francigena descending from Canterbury to Rome, a route of 1900 kilometres.
Recently Allan Page, National Secretary of the UK Adult Scout Alliance, now re-named the National Scout and Guide Fellowship UK, delivered friendship certificates at the other end of the globe.
Congratulations to Geraldine on her receipt of an Award
The UK Baden Powell Guild member Geraldine Shaw from Malvern Hills District received recently the Silver Acorn award for her valuable distinguished services to Scouting.
On 12th May the National Scout and Guide Fellowship of Spain celebrated 100 years of Scouting with their National Scout Association.
More than one hundred young and adult scouts and guides paid tribute to the founder in front of Baden-Powell’s bust at the “Casa de Campo” the largest urban park in Madrid.
On 27th April 2012 Mrs. Margaritha (Marguin) Salas-Valencia received the civilian order of merit as member of the order of Orange-Nassau from the Governor of Curaçao, in name of the Queen of the Netherlands.
Ghana National Scout and Guide Fellowship organized a program for the Muslim community at a Mosque in Kwabre district in the Ashanti region on April 28, 2012. The program was called “Health & Peace Talk Education”.
31 July 1914 - 10 April 2012
France mourns a great man, Raymond Aubrac, who, had been one of the major members of Resistance during the Nazi occupation of France during WWII with his wife Lucie (who saved him from prison and death). Éclaireuses Éclaireurs de France (EEDF) and Anciens Éclaireuses Éclaireurs de France (AAEE, member of the French ISGF) are deeply affected by his death.
This year the National Guiding Association in Greece (SEO) celebrates its 80th anniversary. Guiding in Greece started in 1932 and became a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) in 1933.
These last weeks horrible murders were perpetrated by a man: first soldiers from Muslim or Caribbean origin, then on Monday 19 March, a teacher and three children in a Jewish school in Toulouse. These murders raised a very high emotion within the whole French population. The five associations of Scoutisme Français did take part, with their unity and solidarity, remembering their values of fraternity, to the silent demonstrations in Toulouse and in Paris on Sunday 25 March.