Eurofax 55 (April 1997)
Ray Saunders (rsaunders@WORLD.SCOUT.ORG)
Thu, 3 Apr 1997 12:28:15 +0100
Eurofax is the monthly newsletter of the European Region. It is produced by
the European Scout Office and is distributed by fax to all member
associations in the European Scout Region and the Europe Region WAGGGS, and
others. This text-only version is distributed as an additional service to
members. Reproduction of articles without alteration is encouraged but
Eurofax should be acknowledged as the source of the information.
Are you attending Eurofolk?
Associations that intend to send participants to Eurofolk are reminded that
the event is for Guides and Scouts between the ages of 16 and 20.
Registrations received for those younger than 16 will not be accepted. Any
registration form received for an individual older than 20 will
automatically go into the leader category - with the relevant Guide or
Scout participating in the international camp staff programme. Registration
forms are still coming in. Associations that have declared their intention
to attend but have not sent in their forms yet are asked to contact Beno=EEt
de Waele for registration information. Tel. (+32.2) 512.46.91 Fax: (+32.2)
Centre Managers Conference in Greece
The 5th European Scout and Guide Centre Managers' Conference will be held
at the "Irene Tsimbouki" Training Centre near Athens, Greece, from 8 - 12
The conference aims to strengthen and develop co-operation among
Scout/Guide Centres and to facilitate strong working relations between the
staff of those Centres. The programme includes plenary sessions on subjects
of common interest to the participants, including information about the
European Region, activity safety standards, the role of Scout and Guide
Centres and international voluntary staff. Additionally, workshop sessions
will give participants the opportunity to present and exchange their
Participants should have a significant role in the management of a
Scout/Guide Centre with a strong relationship to their national association
and a desire to promote the international dimension. They should also be
willing to participant fully in the conference and, where necessary, to
make an active contribution.
The participant fee for the Conference is CHF 300.- (accommodation and food
inclusive). Invitation documents have now been sent to all associations,
Centres and Campsites featured in Where to Stay in Europe and EuroSteps,
and participants of the 4th European Scout and Guide Centre Managers'
Conference. Completed application forms must be returned by 15 June 1997.
The Conference is limited to 65 participants, so early booking is advised.
=46urther information and copies of the invitation documents are available
from John Moffat, Kandersteg International Scout Centre, CH-3718
Kandersteg, Switzerland. Tel: (+41 33) 675 82 82 Fax (+41 33) 675 82 89
Every 5 years, the global art scene meets in Kassel, Central Germany:
Documenta is the world's most important exhibition of contemporary art.
Traditionally, on the occasion of a Documenta, the Institute of the Arts of
Kassel University invites artists from all parts of the world, especially
from so-called Third World countries, to an unofficial fringe exhibition.
The next of these, Innenseiten (Insides), opens on 21 June 1997, the same
day as Documenta 10.
The organisers of Innenseiten have asked the Bund der Pfadfinderinnen und
Pfadfinder (BdP) to support their exhibition. We extend their invitation to
Scouts and Guides from all parts of Europe. The Immenhausen Art Camp gives
Scouts and Guides the opportunity to help Innenseiten-artists putting up
their exhibits. Some will work on small scale items, others on vast
structures from wood, stone, or other materials. Participants will have
close daily contacts with artists; making artwork, learning about
contemporary art, getting to know artists personally.
Participants will camp in Immenhausen, BdP's National Guide and Scout
Center. Sleeping in tents, they will be able to use all amenities of the
Centre (including hot showers, washing machine, dryer, etc.). Meals will be
provided. Participants should be at least 17 years old and prepared to work
physically hard and under pressure. The working languages in the camp and
on site will be German and English. Participation can be certified as Work
Experience by a teacher from Kassel University, if necessary.
Dates: 1-22 June 1997 (minimum duration of stay: 7 days) Fee: 150 DM,
including camping fee, meals, and transport in and around Kassel (Note that
travel costs to and from Immenhausen to your hometown are not included.)
All Enquiries: Tjukard J|rges, Art Camp Director. Tel: (+49.531) 514 836
=46ax: (+49.531) 514 839 or email to TomLevine@compuserve.com Registrations:
BdP Bundesamt, Immenhausen Art Camp, Postfach 1161, D-35419 Lich, Germany.
EEDF wins prize for social innovation
The Eclaireuses et Eclaireurs de France (EEDF) has been awarded the prize
for "Social Innovation" by the French goverment. The award was made by the
Ministry of Work and Social Affairs for a three-year project titled
Operation Mosaic - an Adventure in Colours. The project was started last
year to promote dialogue and projects of solidarity across generations,
cultures, and socio-economic groups. More than 1,000 projects of solidarity
are now underway, or are planned, including work with elderly people,
disabled young people, orphans in Romania, and refugee children in Rwanda.
The project encourages young people to take initiative and responsibility
in their daily lives to help individuals and groups around them, even in
small, modest ways. Each group makes its own plans to participate in
Operation Mosaic, based upon a comprehensive and colourful kit of resource
materials prvoided by the association. Local Scout groups work in
partnership with community organizations, including churches and schools.
The prize included an award of FF 50,000 which is being used to provide
additional support to Operation Mosaic.
World Scouting News on the Internet
World Scouting News, the newsletter of the World Organization of the Scout
Movement is now available for viewing on the World Wide Web. The on-line
version can be accessed in the official pages of the World Organization at
URL: http://www.scout.org You'll also find a host of other up-to-date
information about Scouting around the world and international events.
Editors of national member associations' magazines are encouraged to use
the text, unchanged, and to translate it if necessary, for use in their own
publications - as long as they give credit to its source: World Scouting
News, World Scout Bureau, Geneva.
World Scouting News is published in English and French by the Public
Relations and Communication Service, World Scout Bureau, Box 241,
1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland. National Scout associations which are members
of the World Organization may reproduce material without permission, giving
credit to "World Scouting News". Subscription: CHF 30.- (USD 23) per year
by surface mail, or CHF 42.- (USD 32) by airmail. Two years CHF 55.-
(USD 42) by surface, or CHF 80.- (USD 62) by airmail. Cheques or money
orders payable to "World Scout Bureau". Special rates for multiple
Claude P. Marchal, who was an active member of the Baden Powell World
=46ellowship, died in January at the age of 70. He is well-known to
collectors of Scouting memorabilia worldwide because of the museum he and
his wife established in their home in Switzerland. His interest in the
history of Scouting, and his financial support, will soon make possible the
publication of a book about Scouting during the years of totalitarian and
communist governments in Eastern and Central Europe.
To help new international commissioners to become familiar with the
European Regions' personnel and resources, the European Guide and Scout
Committee invites new international commissioners to an afternoon with some
staff and committee members on Friday, 16th May 1997 from 13.30 to 18.00,
immediately before the Summit Conference, to be held in L=F6wenberg,
Switzerland. A registration form has been circulated with Europak and
should be returned by 15 April to the European Guide and Scout Office in
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