IMG_462960+ years, let’s celebrate!

 Thirty-six hours: a gathering around the “European flame” for 16 high-patrols* from seven UIGSE countries for the final celebration of Scouteurop’Tour (Brussels on November 19th and 20th 2016)


The theme: One Europe, one value: Fraternity                        

The achievement: Unforgettable encounters

Built around the theme of Europe, this “European high-patrol Weekend” gave the possibility to recall the foundation of our fraternal Europe and especially to gather patrols from all around Europe with guides and scouts from Belgium, our welcoming country for this event.

…read more and find pictures of the event!

cep-spain-summer-2016More than 100 leaders from all over Spain recently enjoyed the training camps of our association for all branches from August 21st to 28th! This year we have the great opportunity to received training for company leaders by two Polish guides. To them and to our sister the Polish Association, we thank it heartily. Also we had training for group and district leaders, and we welcome two rangers and one rover scout in the RS Community. We are very thankful for all these blessings received from the consecration of our association to the Sacred Hearth of Jesus and Mary of last June. We feel more and more united and are actually working on a project of a camp for all branches next summer: Ibercamp 2017. We ask for the prayer of all our brothers and sisters of the UIGSE, thanks in advance!

Flory Delgado

(Photo credit : Arturo Gutiérrez)

FlutkastropheWho says scout, also says good turn! “Be prepared” is our motto. As soon as we received the news about the violent flood in Lower Bavaria, the scouts of the KPE (Katholische Pfadfinderschaft Europas), UIGSE member association, start to organise themselves. 48 hours later, the first rovers and rangers are on-site to help the population of those little villages that have been violently flooded. Cars, houses, streets, bridges,… nothing has been spared. Important parts of the infrastructure (electricity, water) are destroyed, too. Our teams remove the mud the flood left in the cellars; remove the furniture from the cellars and the lower floors, and remove the wooden floors and the plastering, so that the houses can dry properly.

We start each day with the Holy mass in Altötting, a famous sanctuary, in order to bring our mission and the people who suffer from the flood catastrophe in front of our Lord.

Robert DesjardinsAt the age of 73, Robert Desjardins de Laval passed away on May 20th in the Sacré-Coeur hospital Montréal.

In 1974, Robert was one of the founders of the “Eclaireurs Baden-Powell” association in Canada, member association of the UIGSE-FSE during a long time. He served his association as a General Commissioner during nearly 15 years.

He was president of the International Union of Guides and Scouts of Europe from 1987 to 1991.

His fellow scouts keep the memory of an active, helpful man with a constant good mood.

Farewell, Robert!