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With an Hungarian scoutmaster, the scouts of the IIIrd Mountain Chambéry Troop wanted to discover this country. They also wanted to use this opportunity to partner up with a foreign troop. The IXth Warsaw quickly accepted this great opportunity and now each French patrol is in contact with a Polish one in order to get to know each other, to prepare the camp and they even prepared a small Polish-French glossary to have an alternative to English. They will all end up in a camp together in Hungary this summer.

Krzysztof, the head of scouts unit of the IXth Warsaw tells us that his scouts are really motivated since they have heard so much about the European dimension that they wanted to live it. When the French scoutmaster’s mail arrived, as Hungary is not so far away from Poland and does not imply so many expenses, they said : “Why not!” What are they expecting from this camp? To experience a great Adventure, spend some good time with the French scouts in Hungary, and learn from all these different cultures. Thus, it is a good way to prepare for the Eurojam!

As for the French, faced with the challenge of financing this camp, the IIIrd Mountain Chambéry Troop has found an innovative, profitable and well-liked recipe in order to move away from the traditional pastries sale. As they do not lack of ideas, motivation and scout spirit, the troop has concocted a representation where songs performed by the whole troop follow songs by each patrol one after the other using a vigil technique (puppets, choreography, shadow theatre …). The patrol leaders have distributed the tasks: planning the schedule, making sure that each patrol has repeated and learnt all the pieces, making posters and communicating it widely. The first concert was a real success and has attracted a wide variety of people even some new to Scouting.

The story has not ended here since a second concert is looming on June 8th, 2013 in Chambéry, France.

By singing a delighted troop gets ready to fully live the European dimension of the movement. Let’s wish both troops a good camp, a good learning of languages and a great meeting!

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