GSC_DSC6156Last weekend, 75 participants from 10 different German speaking NSOs/NSAs, including representatives from the Kandersteg International Scout Centre and the European Scout Foundation, met for their annual meeting in Luxemburg. It was the 42nd gathering of its kind.

The attending Guides and Scouts exchanged and discussed past experiences and future challenges. The main topic of the conference was “From theory to practice”. In a big variety of different workshops, participants discussed options and ideas of how to put theory into practice. They shared their views on planning and implementing development projects abroad, about how to work with migrants, about how to face increasing violence against women and young people and about how to implement “wilderness nature programme”. Many of the participants also used the time to share their views on the upcoming Scout Symposium and European Scout and Guide Conference.

Apart from that, the hosts of “Lëtzebuerger Guiden a Scouten” organized several interesting tours to dive into the history and life of the city of Luxemburg. They also organized a memorable closing event at the national training centre in Neihaischen. It is also the place, where more than 2000 Scouts and Guides from Luxemburg worked on their impressive reconstruction of a historic Celtic living house, the biggest of its kind within Europe. It is definitely worth visiting (,! With a lot of new ideas and impressions from a successful event, the participants left on Sunday but will meet again in 2014 in the Netherlands.

Article by Matthias Gerth


Jordan Bajraktarov
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Jordan Bajraktarov

Jordan is a Director of Organisational Development at the World Scout Bureau - Europe Support Centre, Geneva

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