Information about the Nordic Baltic sub-region
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden
During the period of 26th – 30th May 2022, 68 guild members from 8 countries and 10 representatives from the Nordic Scout and Guide Associations gathered in Selfoss, Iceland for the 30th Nordic-Baltic Guild Gathering in Selfoss in the southwest of Iceland. The gathering was originally scheduled for 2021 but, as we all know too well, the Covid_19 pandemic put an effective stop to that.
The National Scout and Guide Fellowship of Iceland (St. Georgs Gildin à Islandi) will organize the 30th Nordic Baltic sub-regional gathering but will follow the development of Covid-19 closely. It has been decided recently to postpone the Gathering to 2022.
The 29th NBSR meeting was organised by Sweden on the 24-28 of August 2018. It was hosted at Hotel Scandic Crown right in the heart of Gothenburg just next to the Central Station. We were 65 members from the Scandinavian countries Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden as well as representatives from Australia, Belgium, England, Germany and The Netherlands.
The National Scout and Guide Fellowship of Sweden (St Georgs Scoutgillen i Sverige) will organize the Gathering in Gothenburg, the second-largest city in Sweden situated on the west coast of Sweden. It is now 18 years, since last time the gathering was held in Sweden. In 2000 we met in Mora, in the middle of Sweden but now the Gathering will be held in a major city with all the possibilities and challenges incurred by that.
It was back in 1955 that 18 countries gathered here in the ancient Bygholm manor in Horsens, Denmark, for the first IFOFSAG (now ISGF) World Conference. The hotel Scandic Bygholm Park, is a lovely refurbished manor house centrally located in Horsens, Denmark and surrounded by a beautiful park. The 28th Nordic Baltic Gathering also took place in this hotel from 25 – 30 June 2015. The 79 participants came from Denmark, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.
The National Scout and Guide Fellowship of Denmark organizes this time the 28th Nordic Baltic sub-regional Gathering. The sub-region comprises Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden. This time the place of the Gathering is very special as the first General Assembly of the then called "International Fellowship of Former Scouts and Guides" (IFOFSAG) took place at Bygholm, Horsens in 1955.
The Newsletter from the Nordic Baltic sub-region provides an overview of activities. The main topics are:
From June 14th - 17th 2012 the 27th Nordic-Baltic Sub-Region (NBSR) gathering took place in Birstonas, Lithuania. Nearly 100 members (98) from Scandinavia National Scout and Guide Fellowships – Denmark (4), Finland (20), Iceland (10), Norway (39), Sweden (16) and the host country Lithuania (4) participated. Also members from Austria, Germany, Netherlands and Portugal were present.
The National Scout and Guide Fellowship of Lithuania will be hosting the 27th Nordic Baltic Gathering. Registration for this event has been opened now. Birštonas is a spa town in Lithuania situated 30 km south of Kaunas on the right bank of the Nemunas River. Birštonas received its city rights in 1529, and was appointed a city in 1966.
From June 10 – 14, 2009 some 165 members belonging to the Nordic Baltic sub-region gathered in Mariehamm on the Finnish island of Åland situated between Sweden and Finland. The event was organized by the Finnish National Scout and Guide Fellowship.