Better knowledge refreshed participants at the 4th Workshop Europe Region
Fourteen members from 11 different European countries attended the workshop in Jambville, France, about 50 kilometers northwest from Paris. The venue (chateau) dates back from the 17-18th centuries and has been the National Training Centre of Scouts and Guides of France since 1952 and is surrounded by a 50 ha park.
During the workshop attention was paid to communication. Communication is the exchange and flow of information and ideas from one person to another. Many of the problems that occur in an organization are either the direct result of people failing to communicate and/or processes, which leads to confusion and can cause good plans to fail.
Time was spent showing how to use the login for National Presidents, International Secretaries and Regional Committees and features on the ISGF website were explained. It was seen that the web team is doing their utmost to ensure that navigation is consistent throughout the website in order to improve the usability. A PowerPoint presentation about Twinning, that was initiated in 1987 at the 17th ISGF World Conference in Coventry, UK, was brought to everybody’s attention.
The participants of this workshop also looked into ways of arranging further training workshops in the future. They asked the Europe Committee to arrange another workshop, early in March 2013. The theme of it to be: “Further education for Guild/Fellowship members”. The participants identified special areas of interest to members which they hope will be included.
An excursion was made to Claude Monet's property at Giverny (house and gardens), the founder of French impressionist painting. The group also visited the Jamboree museum of the 6th World Scout Jamboree (1947 Peace Jamboree) in Moisson .