Author: Benedict16

PRESENTATION

The International Union of Guides and Scouts of Europe is an international association officially recognised by the Holy See, with a participative status in the Council of Europe (Non Governmental Organisation). In its present juridical form, it has existed since 1976 but indeed as early as 1963 some Christian associations of European Scouting gathered within […]

THE ORIGINS

Scouting was born in England during the first years of the twentieth century. Very quickly, the scout movement crossed the borders of the British Empire, for which it had been conceived initially, and spread out in the whole world. It reached countries of old Catholic tradition where, beside scout initiatives of non confessional or multi-confessional […]

JMJ 2011

THE WYD, MYTH OR REALITY? It depends on you! If you decide to stay at home or on the beach, if you prefer your egoism, your comfort, your security…, then the WYD will only be a myth, a remote event which does not concern you. But if you hear the Holy Father telling you: “Dear […]

AIMS

The aim of the International Union of Guides and Scouts of Europe – Federation of European Scouting – is clearly expressed in the item 1.2.1. of its Federal Statutes, where it is written that the U.I.G.S.E.-F.S.E. “aims at gathering, in one same community of faith, prayer and action, the various national associations of the European Guides […]

THE PROMISE

DEUTSCH GERMAN Ich verspreche bei meiner Ehre, daß ich mit der Gnade Gottes mein Bestes tun will, meine Pflichten gegenüber Gott, der Kirche, meinem Land und Europa zu erfüllen, meinen Mitmenschen jederzeit zu helfen und dem Pfadfindergesetz zu gehorchen. ESPAŃOL SPANISH Por mi honor y con la gracia de Dios, prometo servir a Dios, a la Iglesia, […]

LAW AND PRINCIPLES

LAWScout Law A scout’s honour is to be trusted. A scout is loyal to his country, his parents, his leaders and to those who depend on him. A scout is made to serve and save his neighbour. A scout is a friend to all and a brother to every other scout. A scout is courteous […]

RELIGIOUS DIRECTORY

Scouting has been desired by its founder as an educational method, as complete as possible: it necessarily includes the religious education. “The scout is a believer and I repudiate all type of scouting that would not be based on religion” (Baden Powell). It seems clear that the organisation needs of the scout movement cannot, in any case, […]

STATUTES

STATUTES OF THE INTERNATIONAL UNION OF EUROPEAN GUIDES AND SCOUTS EUROPEAN SCOUTING FEDERATION(U.I.G.S.E. – F.S.E.) Title I. PURPOSE 1.1. NAME 1.1.1. The international organisation so-called “UNION INTERNATIONALE DES GUIDES ET SCOUTS D’EUROPE (F.S.E.)” (International Union of European Guides and Scouts, Federation of European Scouting), is a private international organisation of faithful under Pontifical law. Apart from […]

Associations

INTERNATIONAL UNION OF EUROPEAN GUIDES AND SCOUTS EUROPEAN SCOUTING FEDERATION FEDERAL COMMISSION Le Relais de poste – B.P. 17 F – 77570 CHATEAU-LANDON (Francia) http://www.uigse.org Acknowledged associations Austria KATHOLISCHE PFADFINDERSCHAFT EUROPAS F. Jonasstr. 13 A – 9500 VILLACH (Austria) Belgium GUIDES ET SCOUTS D’EUROPE – BELGIQUE Rue Adolphe Mazy 33 5001 Belgrade Namur (Belgium) http://www.scouts-europe.be […]