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My first visit to the Forum in Grossarl, Austria

Europa_tischI drove 9 hours by car to participate in the 41st European Guild Forum, 10-17 January 2009, Grossarl, Austria and I felt immediately the hospitality when I arrived and met people. What I've heard is that the village of Grossarl got a future when it was chosen, about forty years back, to host the annual European Forum for adult scouts. Not a bad choice because enough mountains and much goodwill of everyone in the village. What do you expect when you leave the Netherlands from the cold and the snow line started near Munich. Grossarl was covered on the mountains with snow and a slightly five degrees celsius below zero and it would take until Wednesday before fresh snow would fall.

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41st European Guild Forum Grossarl

European Scouting Guild Forum in Grossarl, Austria

January 10 - 17, 2009


You may still register to participate in the 41st Forum organized by the Austrian National Scout and Guide Fellowship which will be held for the last time in winter period. From the year 2010 the European Forum will be held in June 2010.

The theme will be: The new migration "Islam in Europe"

The programme:image Grossarl 2009

  • Opening ceremony in the church with gospel music,
  • Celebratory mass in the baroque parish church of Grossarl,
  • Ceremony on the Market Square,
  • Discussion with the inhabitants of the village,
  • Workshops where participants can try out their creativity and skilfulness,
  • Dance event,
  • Forum discussion about migrations and "Islam in Europe",
  • Shopping or sightseeing with a guide in the city of Salzburg,
  • Indoor shooting, Alpine curling and snowshoe hiking,
  • Destination hikes to the farmers of Grossarl,
  • Colourful varied evening with awards,
  • Closing ceremony.

snowshoe walkingParticipation fee is 97 euro for organization and programme while preferred accommodation will be paid upon arrival. You need to choose from the fixed accommodation list, a 7 days package with breakfast and dinner in various categories hotels, pensions or private ranging from 248 till 470 euro. Single supplement tariff per day to be added.

Deadline is November 15. Up to 15th December a cancellation fee of 37 euro will be charged and cancellation thereafter require the retention of the full participation fee in order to cover the incurred costs.

In case of questions and for your registration please contact Gertrude Jensen
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Homepage:  also for online registration

Czech NSGF at National Jamboree

Members of the Czech National Scout and Guide Fellowship (NSGF) played an important role in various services at the Czech National Jamboree "Klíč", which was held from April 30 to May 4, 2008 near Plzen (Pilsen). Over two thousand scouts and guides from all parts of the Czech Republic participated in this great gathering. Several troops from Poland, Russia, Germany and the Netherlands also took part in many of the interesting scout activities and liked very much the genuinely friendly atmosphere of this event. Adult scout visitors from France, Germany and the Netherlands felt very happy among so many younger brothers and sisters and particularly appreciated the exhibition in the field Scout Museum displayed there by members of the Scout Collectors Guild. The NSGF service team had major responsibilities in food services, technical support and management.


Czech NSGF at National Jamboree Czech NSGF at National Jamboree

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