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UK Scouts at European Conference

Scouts from across Europe gathered in Berlin for a conference to shape the future of Scouting.

Youth empowerment, spiritual reflection and diversity were just a few of the topics on the agenda at the 21st European Scout and 14th European Scout and Guide Conference last week.

Exploring priorities

The six-strong UK delegation included Network members Lucy Miller, Mike Rollinson and Alan Gibson; Head of Activities and International Affairs Gemma Hoskins; UK Chief Commissioner Wayne Bulpitt and International Commissioner Nigel Hailey. They helped to elect the European Scout Committee and Network members spoke to the candidates to find out about their priorities.

By sharing experiences with Scouts from across Europe, the team found that they agreed on key values and a passion for great Scouting. An international evening and European market offered the chance for Scouts from different countries to share their cultures and chat more informally about how they can develop Scouting in the region.

Making a difference

Taking part in the conference was a great opportunity for Network member Mike Rollinson: 'Scouting doesn't just have to happen on a Thursday evening, you can get involved in national and international Scouting in a variety of ways. We all have skills which can help make a difference to many people, not only in the UK but also internationally.'


 

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