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World Scouting

HM

Posted 2nd Mar 2014

Scouting

Looking to talk to more scouts from Western and Central Europe.

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HM

Ola, what would you like to know about scouting in America? Translate

callum11

Posted 26th Feb 2014

What do scouts in France do in their meetings?

Hi I'm Callum, a Scout from Edinburgh, Scotland. I'd like to find out about Scouts in France.

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Hello Callum, I am Benoit. I was cub scout, boy scout et ranger scout when I was younger and I was leader scout for 10 y... Translate
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Hello Callum,
I am Benoit. I was cub scout, boy scout et ranger scout when I was younger and I was leader scout for 10 years. Explain French scoutism will be quite complicated but I 'll try to do it.
First, you have to know that in France, there is not 1 association but more than 50!!! In France, when some don't like something, he make strike and create a new association. If you like, I could explain to you the differences between the main associations but in an other mail, it would be too long here. For the moment, I will just speak about the main association, the one which is recognized by the OMMS : "Le scoutisme français" (nearly 75000 scouts, the other big association "L'association des scouts et guide d'Europe", nearly 50000 scouts)
ASSOCIATIONS :
Into the "scoutisme français", theire is one association for each main religions :
• Scout et guide de France : 70 000 scouts (Catholique)
• Eclaireures et éclaireur de France : 9000 scouts (Laïc)
• Eclaireurs unionistes de France : 5000 scouts (Protestant)
• Eclaireur et Eclaireuse judaiste de France : 4000 scouts (Jewish)
• Scouts Musulman de France : 4000 scouts (Muslim)
FREQUENCE OF MEETING :
We meet nearly twice a month on Sunday and if the weather is good enough we try to camp a week-end in September (for the first meeting of the year), October and every month between march and June. Then we go camping during summer between 5 days (beavers) and 1 month (rovers scouts).
ACTIVITIES :
We generally chose a theme for 3 month and leaders scout organize activates related to those theme. Some theme example : The cooking, Robin wood, the secrets of the Viking...
During our 1 day meeting we generally start by a religious office and then we have activities adapted with the weather.
For example, during winter we have handcraft activities in our local, we do ice skate, animation in nursing house or hunt in museum.
During spring and summer, we generally play outside
AGES UNITY :
• 6-8 y/o : farfadet (beavers)
• 8-11 y/o : Louveteaux (boys) / Jeanettes (girls) (cub scout)
• 12-14 y/o : Scouts (boys) / Guides (girls) (boys and girl scout)
• 15-18 y/o : Pionnier (boys) / Caravelles (girls) (rangers scout ?)
• 18-21 y/o : Compagnons (rover scout ?)
ORGANIZATION :
There is nearly 24 children by unity : 2x6 girls and 2x6 boys. The groups of 6 children stay and live together during 1 year. Everyone have some responsibility in this group and try to obtain badges related to his responsibilities.
BADGES :
There is 6 main theme of badge :
• Relation to self  Mean be a trusted person and have the courage to speak in public
• Relation to others / friends  Mean be good with family and friends
• Relationship to the world  Mean curiosity and try to be a citizen of the world
• Relation to the body  Mean make sport and try to keep a good health
• Relation to emotions  Mean be able to express his emotions
• Spirituality
It would be too long to give you example of things we can do for each age and theme badge but is you ask for, I can develop some examples
UNIFORM :
Few years ago, a great French fashion designer, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, create the new French scout uniform. French scout uniform is compound by a shirt and a scarf/foulard. There is one color of shirt by age :
• 6-8 y/o : Apple green
• 8-11 y/o : Orange
• 12-14 y/o : Blue
• 15-18 y/o : Red
• 18-21 y/o : Dark green
• Administratif : Purple
For the scraf, each group chose the colors when they are create
I hope that I answer some of your questions and I remain at your disposal (my email is : cevel_yor@msn.com ) l if you need more information for example about :
• The differences between all the associations
• The way to obtain badges
• Example of activities
• Other
Best regard
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Scouts Australia - Intern...

Posted 24th Feb 2014

Scouts Australia Pen-pal application form is now online

Applying for a Scouts Australian pen-pal to complete your badgework has gotten much more easier

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ChrisHarmon

Posted 24th Feb 2014

Loooking for a pen pal

Hi my name is Chris and i'm looking for a pen pal to write to from outside my country because i t

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Liamacutt

I don't mind being your pen pal send me an email to liam.acutt@sky.com Translate

ChrisHarmon

Posted 24th Feb 2014

How to go and participate at world jamboree at age 18?

Does any one know how if you 18 years old by the time of the 2015 world jamboree on how you can s

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World Scouting

Hi Chris! Just like Geronimo wrote, you can participate as an IST (International Service Team, or volunteer staff). This... Translate
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Hi Chris! Just like Geronimo wrote, you can participate as an IST (International Service Team, or volunteer staff). This means that you, together with others from around the world, help deliver the Jamboree, working with everything from programme to distributing food. Both participants and IST register through their National Scout Organizations (in your case, the Boy Scouts of America), so contact them for more information on how and when to sign up. General info on World Scout Jamborees can be found here: http://scout.org/node/42#about_33 and specific World Scout Jamboree 2015 info can be found here: http://scout.org/node/20945 Translate

dheeraj

Posted 23rd Feb 2014

who was badden powell

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Pankaj Gupta

Shouldn't the question be, " Who is Baden Powell?" Translate

HM

Posted 23rd Feb 2014

Is there anyone that can help me?

I am looking for people to connect with from around the world and learn more about scouting aroun

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ChrisHarmon

Hi, sure my email is supefrog97@gmail.com Translate

icekingxx

Posted 22nd Feb 2014

Scouts meetings in your countries :)

I would like to know how looks the scouts meetings in your countries.

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icekingxx

Can you send me pictures of your symbols and write what they mean? : ) Translate

Lewis

Posted 22nd Feb 2014

AMERICAN SCOUTS

hi, I'm a Scottish scout from Edinburgh.

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Merel

Posted 22nd Feb 2014

Camp location near Paris France

Hi all,

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Merel

Sounds great, unfortunately we will need a sponsor for that kind of travel :) Translate

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