The Scout and Guide Fellowship UK held recently their first annual meeting. During a weekend members enjoyed formulating plans for the future and how best to further the aims and ideals of their organization.
The weekend also included discussion time with the opportunity for everyone to contribute ideas for the way forward. Future events both here and abroad were discussed and a gathering for next year is in planning stage.
The Fellowship Santo Antonio from Cape Verde invited the ISGF Chairman, Mida Rodrigues, to be present at the 40th anniversary of the Scouts of S. Domingo’s festivities and to meet with the Fellowship members.
A cultural show, an official ceremony with representatives of the government and St George’s day commemorations highlighted the Scouts anniversary of a very big group of boys and girls that are very proud of being members of the 1st group of “Associação de Escuteiros de Cabo Verde”.
On the first of March Romania celebrated the beginning of “spring” and the NSGF Romania welcomed it by giving each other special tokens ("martisoare") symbolizing spring, revival, good luck etc.
On Saturday January 12, 2013 a local Guild of the Asociación National de Antiguos Scouts de Mexico (ANASMAC) started a campaign in Mexico City to recruit new members.
Recently Ana Rodrigues, International Secretary of a Portuguese Scout and Guide Fellowship, met Armondo Alejandro Espinosa de los Monteros Reyna, National President, and José Manual Núñez Romero, International Secretary of NSGF Mexico (La Asociación Nacional de Antiguos Scouts de Mexico), while visiting Mexico on a private trip.
Fellowship Day was celebrated in Western Australia with a joint gathering of Trefoil Guilds and Baden Powell Guild on Saturday 27 October 2012 in Carlisle, a suburb of Perth.
The theme was “The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee” with quizzes and information relating to her reign followed by a Friendship afternoon tea.
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.