- Regional Scout Plan 2016-2019
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- Macedonia, The former Yugoslav Republic of
- San Marino
- United Kingdom
On a regular basis, examples of existing partnerships between Europe and other regions will be presented as the partnership of the month:
The Caucasus Cooperation Project Switzerland (CCP) is a partnership between Swiss and Georgian Scouts. It started in 1999 at the Jamboree in Chile, where Scouts of Azerbaijan invited Swiss Guides and Scouts to the Caucasus region. In the beginning, the exchange was informal. However, the idea of a more formal exchange developed while friendship and mutual interest helped to broaden and deepen the contact.
The first two camps in 2000 were followed by summer camps and trainings almost every year in either Switzerland or Georgia. Since 2004, CCP is an association under Swiss law, about 15 Swiss Guides and Scouts are actively involved. In 2007, a three year project was realized in the city of Rustavi. In 2010, a five year project was launched. This current project is generously financed by the Mercator Foundation Switzerland.
With the progress oft he project, the partnership was formally established between the Georgian Organisation of the Scout Movement (GOSM) and the Swiss Guide and Scout Movement (SGSM) in close cooperation with CCP.
Especially in the beginning, it was a challenge that CCP was depending on external funds to realise the project ideas. Added to that were different approaches of Swiss and Georgians in the methods of planning and implementing projects. And as the technical means developed quite fast during this decade and are now less of a problem, the cultural differences in communication remained a challenge. However, both partners were aware of these differences and both had the will and the mutual understanding to overcome all obstacles.
Looking back, the project grew quite big and is now well established within both National Scout Organisations. It was very important however, that every phase was realized step by step with a lot of enthusiasm but also patience, adapted to our limited resources, evading over-ambitious projects, but always keeping in mind our vision. Our advice is therefore to start small, to let the partnership genuinely grow by focusing on friendship, a common vision and activities that are planned to achieve this vision.
Finally, the Caucasian culture and natural heritage is definitely worth to make a unique Scouting experience.
Matt is from the UK and he works with the Partnerships with Other Regions and on External Relations groups. His email address is email@example.com if you have questions or ideas for him and his twitter username is @mpaiton.
European International Scout Camps – Summer 2017Based on information made available so far, the European Scout Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movemente (WOSM) has put together a (non-exhaustive) list of national jamborees organised during the summer of 2017 in Europe. Maybe one of these international camps is exactly what you were looking for?
15th European Guide and Scout ConferenceThe 15th European Guide and Scout Conference (15egsc) and the concurrently held 15th European Guide Conference (15egc) and 22nd European Scout Conference (22esc) took place from 17 to 21 June 2016, in Melsomvik, Norway.
#ScoutGuideSupport #RefugeesBetween September 2015 and May 2016, the European Scout Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movemente (WOSM) and the Europe Region WAGGGS regularly shared stories featuring Scouts and Guides involved in refugee and migrant support activities in their local communities.
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