International Union of European Guides and Scouts Visits the Dicastery

The meeting with the federal bureau was attended by the Secretary Fr. Awi Mello and Fr. Buontempo

In recent days, the Dicastery’s Secretary, Father Alexandre Awi Mello, and Father Giovanni Buontempo, in charge of relations with the ecclesial movements and new communities, met with the Federal Bureau of the International Union of European Guides and Scouts European Scouting Federation ( UIGSE – FSE) which, at the beginning of this year, counted 63,000 members in 21 ESF associations….   READ THE FULL ARTICLE

    The International Union of Guides and Scouts of Europe answered to the questionnaire of the Holy See in view of the Youth Synod 2018!

    Our Union was able to give an expert perspective especially on the European youth, answering to the following questions:

    1. What assistance is offered to young people to look to the future with confidence and hope, beginning with the richness of Christian roots of Europe?

    For our movement, the concept of Europe is always present. Our very name “Guides and Scouts of Europe” reminds us permanently of it. In point 1.2.2 of our Federal Statute, in the chapter dedicated to the purposes of our Federation, we read: “Beyond country borders, the Union wants to create a true community of Christian life for the youth of Europe’s various countries, and thereby to raise their awareness of belonging to a European community while developing, at the same time, a healthy culture of all national values, which are the diverse expressions of our common heritage.”

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    We thank God for a wonderful Federal Council meeting in the Swiss mountains:

    – 67 participants
    – from 22 countries
    – 40th anniversary of the Swiss association
    – three new candidate associations: FNE Canada, Luxembourg and Netherlands
    – one new observer assocation: Mexico!

    A weekend full of grace that strenghtend our friendship and our unity.

    Thanks to the great Swiss organisational team for a perfect welcome that allowed to everybody to feel at home!