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  1. Thank you... I will try to select and to organize them better when I will receive all the photos. If you want to see our uniform, there are photos (more beautiful) on the national website : http://www.scouts-europe.org/
  2. Your word "camp" was the good one... "Raid" is only for a walk. I'm glad to learn that you also salute the flag. We "stand up "colors" (it is a very poor word by word translation from french : "monter les couleurs") every morning singing tradition salutation song. In your country it is quite usual to do that. But in France, it is very exceptional... Out of the soccer, the flags are not very used, because it looks like "old France"... During the camp we stand up 3 flags on a "mat" (word? like on a boat...) : French, Scout and European flags. Oh! I just have an idea... I put a few photos
  3. It is interresting to see how do you consider training and its necessity... I think that we share exactly the same point of vue about this. I'm glad for that because in French lot of scoutmaster are not trained. I think we can't serve our next correctly without good training. My movement (GSE) is allowed by Youth Ministry to conduct its own training. It is a good thing for adding a scout spirit you won't find in Scouts of France. Training is for 1 complete week in situation (Scoutmaster are in the skin of those they will lead - It may be funny when it's about 8-11 years old). Topics : S
  4. Hi friends ! Thank you Alki for what you said about my english. It is very friendly... Maybe that discussing like arround a virtual campfire I will progress. It would be great!!!  I see that you understand how work scouting in France. However, youre not completly right about relation between religion and founding received by movements. French state doesnt care (I am still polite) about religions. On the countrary, I think we have one of the less religious state of the world. My scouting movement (the 2nd more numerous) doesnt receive anything. If you want to receive government fun
  5. Dear friends ! I have a question. For example, some units of GSE are, today, at Cologne for the WDY (the World Days of Youth ???). No troops of course (too young!), bu some units of elders, as we say. Elders (there are boys and girls) are 17 and more... Most of them are scout chiefs (Scoutmasters, Cubmasters, ...). It is possible for us because we all are catholic. Is it possible for BSA to go to such a meeting? Another question : Is BSA allowed to form (to teach?) his own scoutmasters for framing (managing?) a camp or you have to pass a State diploma ?
  6. Ok! It is really interesting! Sorry, I made a mistake about the word sectarian. In french we make the difference between sects (sectarian organizations) and religions. Scientology Church is a sect, but Reformed Church or Catholic Church are religions. That is why I said that our main scouting movements were not sectarian. But there are religious (exact word in french is confessionnels, like for a catholic private school for example). Some of them are not (Eclaireurs Neutres de France [ENF], for example). We can see, in scouting policies (word? Politics?), the differents country polic
  7. It is funny to meet someone who knows Angoulme here. World is small as we say. My family also have a very old house near Confolent (also in Charentes). I am sorry for your friend who died in Croatia. I have a friend who just leaved a 3 weeks meeting in Croatia. Meeting name is Renewing Our Minds. The goal is to built peace between nations who were in the war a few years ago. I hope that such deaths wont more exist. That is why I am glad to belong to an international scouting movement (International Union of the Guides and Scouts of Europe). I know that in 15 countries, I can find
  8. Wow!!! A french speaker! Hi alki! Merci propos de mon anglais, ton franais est excellent. [Thank you about my english, your french is excellent.] C'est amusant que tu ais t chef scout Angoulme. Mon pre tait scout Cognac, prs d'Angoulme. Je connais beaucoup d'anciens scouts de Cognac. Ma famille vient de cette rgion (Charentes). [it's funny that you were scout in Angoulme. My father was scout in Cognac, near from Angoulme. I know lots of former scout from over there. My familly comes from Cognac.] Dans quel mouvement scout as-tu travaill? Tu sais probablement qu'en F
  9. Boys and Girls... An other big debate and big difference between movements in France. - Les Scouts de France (SdF) are co-educated : Girls and Scouts can be mixed. - Les Guides et Scouts d'Europe (GSE) separate boys and girls from the national level to the troop level. Thats why our movement name is Guides (Girls) et Scouts (Boys) dEurope. - Les Scouts Unitaires de France (SUF) are also separate, but only at the local level. This point doesnt really matter because pedagogy takes place in the troops. For the two last, girls and boys under 12 are separated, but pedagogy is the sa
  10. I didn't know about homosexuals. In France, each scouting movement has his principles. But I think it is not possible to have such a rule in France. The sexual orientations don't take part of identity... It is something studied case by case. It is stupid to say that homosexuals are not moral! You can be very religious (catho or protestant) and very moral, being homosexual. Probably, some scouting movement (Scouts de France) wouldn't take care at all, and mine would only see, AS for an heterosexual, if this person is apt to be a chief. But it is the same thing as if he is a drunker, and
  11. Thank you Adrian for your Latin Lesson (more than 5 cents). I learnt something interesting. In France, even on our patches, it is written "Semper Parati". I like that SemperParatus use Latin nickname. It is a great language! Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam!
  12. As you say, there is no monopoly on Scouting, not at all... On the contrary! Funny! I just noticed something : Catholic movement are as diversified as the religion is unified, and in USA it is exactly the opposite. But I feel it is not division, it is diversity. Even I am Scout dEurope, I am glad to know that youth can choose. Someone wouldnt be very well in my movement. What is not normal is when a movement is more attacked because of its specificities which are not the society ones, but its another topic... In order to answer : 1) Yes. Youth are in team into which they have the s
  13. Dear friends, dear scout brothers, I am a french scout from Angers (France Western). What about scouting in France... I have seen it could interest someone. So, I will try to speak about it. My english being poor, I won't writte very long text. I will answer to your questions if you have questions. However, I will give you a first idea about french scouting. From the Baden Powell principles, the Father Sevin created catholic scouting in France in the end of 20's : "The Scouts of France". In the 60's, this scout movement wanted to change a few thing in its pedagogy, and almos
  14. Hi Texas, Hi USA, Merci Adrien pour cette phrase d'accueil en Franais. Thank you Ardian for this reception sentence in french. I like very much word plays, but my english level is too limited for understanding them. However, I will remember them and use them again. It is funny... Please continue to use it. I have the feeling that your friend group is not a yankee one. Maybe I am wrong... I like Southern US spirit. It looks like scout spirit, no? You're completely right about respect, Trevorum. I am also Scout. 4th article of the scout law (in France) says : "Scout is the
  15. Dear friends, Thank you very much for such a reception. I am glad to meet you. First, what means "Semper Paratus". We say : "Semper Parati". No? Then, I didn't undersand the word game with "Sor bonnes" (I know La Sorbonne, but what means your sentence?). Sorry, but because of the .... (I don't know the expression - hour which change through Atlantic), I leave when everybody is coming. It's a pity... I live in Angers (France Western), and I study in Paris. I like Texas. It's a great state! I seen a cup "don't mess with Texas". I have a friend from Houston (studiing in Austin).
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