- Regional Scout Plan 2016-2019
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- Macedonia, The former Yugoslav Republic of
- San Marino
- United Kingdom
(Paris, Genève/WSBERO) – In one of his recent articles on his blog, French TV and radio journalist David Abiker reflected on the Generation Y, commonly understood as covering people born during the 80s and 90s of the last century. He wondered whether it was worth trying out the Scout management method on a larger scale.
Here is a rough translation of his thoughts:
“I was never a Scout myself but when I see this abundance of articles, conferences, books, studies and surveys about the Generation Y, I can only see one single solution: ask them how one manages young people”, he starts his reflections and continues looking back on his own childhood and adolescence.”
“When I was young, I feared to be enlisted in the Scout Movement. I was afraid that they would discover that I did not pray and I hated physical exercises. But with time and experience, I started to observe their mode of operation.”
“The Scouts are a curious bunch of people. You entrust them your offspring for a couple of Euros with a rucksack and packed lunch and when you get them back 48 hours later, they are exhausted and dirty but happy. I have no idea what happens during those 48 hours.”
“But what I do know is that it’s a lot about responsibility, initiative, mutual support, sharing and fun. After all, it’s a programme much less hype than what I was able to hear or read about business plans presented with impressive colourful slides and projections at large conventions.”
“I also know that it appears to be fashionable young ones mock older ones who look after them on Sundays. And I know what I am talking about. Because I also made fun of them. Sorry for that.”
“In Scouting, it’s members of Generation Y who manage members of Generations Z and Z’. They are probably the ones who have the key to management of tomorrow (with or without praying, as – in France – there are religious and lay Scout Associations). And when I say key to management, I must laugh, because really, if today’s managers are paralysed by the idea of mentoring young 25 year olds, they should change job. Or get trained again. By the Scouts.”
We wonder, what you think? Do you agree? Is this a proper assessment from a non-Scout? Let us know!
Rupert comes from Austria and is the Executive Assistant to the Regional Director. His responsibilities include internal and external communications and administrative assistance in Regional events.
European International Scout Camps – Summer 2018Based on information made available so far, the European Scout Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) has put together a (non-exhaustive) list of national jamborees organised during the summer of 2018 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.
Google TranslatePowered by Google Translate.
The Official World Scout ShopThe Official World Scout Shop offers an ever-growing range of high quality Scouting products. It is the only authorised supplier of World Scout items, and ALL profits go directly back to Scouting.
What did we write about?Africa Arab Region Austria Belgium Czech Republic Denmark Educational Methods Environment Europe European Scout Committee European Year of Volunteering 2011 event finland France Germany Growth Growth through Quality GSAT Jamboree Junak kandersteg Networking Organisational Development Partnerships Partnerships with other Regions peace Portugal PPÖ Regional Scout Plan Romania Rover Scouts Scouts Serbia Slovenia Spain Switzerland training Turkey Unguvu VCP Volunteering WOSM Youth Youth Empowerment Youth Programme