ECMC 2017 – How the rest went

This is part 6, the final part, in a series on posts from my experience being part of the planning team for European Guide and Scout Centre Managers Conference (ECMC) 2017.

Check out the statistics for autumn in Iceland: any day has a 45% chance/risk of rain. Say for example that you exit the planning teams HQ, in order to go the the Gillwell Hall. Its a fifty meter walk in sunshine but cold winds. You spend about 25 minutes rearranging tables and preparing the hall for upcoming workshops. You are in a rush to get back to HQ but s you exit through the front door you realize that it is no longer sunshine. It is raining. I learned that on Iceland, you bring your rain jacket everywhere.

Not too bad morning

I will close the series on ECMC 2017 by discussing a few sessions and the workshops. They are all important to me because I do believe the CEMC is a conference that is working because the participants are active. ECMC is a conference for and of the participants ultimately.

Amazing Place

Consulting Challenge

Participants in the Big House

The Consulting Challenge was a new introduction to ECMC. The idea of the  session, in essence, was to put the participants to work solving real problems. The participants was asked to act as consultants for an hour to Úlfliótsvatn who got to describe the challenges they wanted consulting help with. This was a really good session and when listening to the output I think it could be applicable to many centres challenges.

Arnor presenting the challenges for the consultants to address

Micro Presentations

Everyone have something to tell/teach and everyone have something to learn. By opening up for a big variety of micro presentations, I think we open many doors to new ideas and discussions. We had so many micro presentations that we had to split the conference into two parallel groups. Since I was running one of the two parallel sessions, I only saw half of the presentations. Running about 25 presentations in rapid succession creates a challenge keeping up with loading new presentation on the presentations computer. I have come to develop a certain fondness for slide less presentations.

A few presentations stood out to me. First of all, we had more than one centre manager speaking the personal challenge of burn out. It is such an important and deep subject I hope we can bring it to the next ECMC.

Another presentations which stood out to me was Rui’s great story behind a scout centre having no memory is a scout centre having no history.

From Scout Valley Lithuania came an inspiring talk by Jonas about how he introduced outside kindergarten in Lithuania influencing national regulations via his scout centre. (making the world a better place anyone?). I’m mighty impressed.


We in the planning team always strive to do as few workshops as possible. Participants here enough of us anyway. So we where happy that we could fill so many workshops with hosts not from the planning team. Big thanks from the planning team.

Planning Team member
  • Diana from Nocrich did an excellent work on using EVS and I think many will start using EVS after this. Excellent.
  • Long term ECMC participant Damien of Scouting Ireland got rave reviews for his take on Managing Change and I was happy to be in the room to listen. This was one of my favourite workshops in CMC.
  • Connor, also from Ireland did a workshop on Staff and Team Working which I missed unfortunately, but it was very popular (I was running Safe from Harm in parallel).
  • Felipe did a workshop on Train the Trainer based on KISC experience, participants was very positive about the workshop.
  • Safe from Harm – my own session, mentioned elsewhere in this series.
  • World Wide Scout Programme – good participant feedback, unfortunately I was not in the room (I was in the parallel workshop). We noted that the interest for SCENES is still strong.
  • The Relationship between Paid Mangers and Unpaid Staff and Volounteers delivered by Karsten of Houens Odde is not only the workshop with the longest name ever that we couldn’t shorten, it is also one of the most well received workshop we have ever had and I think people will remember it for years to come, especially his small exercises.
  • Educational Methods and Non Formal Education – João helped us with an important workshop in one of the key areas of scouting. It also represented a very good connection back to last CMC and into the future. I couldn’t be in the workshop (again, I was in the parallel one). It was really important for the conference.
  • So much more

    So much more happened on the conference. I’m still processing some thoughts and ideas, but now it’s time for a set of photos I love to share with you.

    Leftover from the Moot. The center didn’t have time to recover fully from the Moot.
    Amazed by the morning light
    Centre View
    Notern Lights
    Dining hall was crowded
    The Amazing Kitchen Crew
    Excursion time
    Up the mountain to the hot river
    Five degrees in the air and 40 degrees in the river. Nice.
    Ending Cermony
    Morning in the Golden Circle Tour
    Cold but oh so beautifull.
    River of dreams
    Too much to photograph
    The great clear water of Iceland
    In golden light
    Great Waterfall
    Europes biggest waterfall by volume
    Team KISC
    The great centre manager Arnor
    No Icelandic tour without Geyjsir

    But this is it for now.

    Looking forward to see you all again

    ECMC 2017 – We dont like to pay for grass

    This is part 5 in a series on posts from my experience being part of the planning team for European Guide and Scout Centre Managers Conference (ECMC) 2017.

    Scouts don’t pay much for grass, but they can pay a lot for a knife. It’s called price sensitivity. Scouts are price sensitive to grass since hiking tends to be free. We are price sensitive to free things. Knifes are not free, they are even forbidden in some places. So we are price sensitive to knifes, especially if the knife carries a brand name.

    We are price sensitive to grass

    This is how you can have guests at scout centre complaining about the price of accommodation (grass + house + food + toilet + occasional activities to kill time) while happily the scouts spends money on expensive knifes and smart phones.

    Scout programme from a distance

    To get out of this, scout centres will have to stop being a hostel-like business and start working as a premium scouting centre. That means embracing and deploying the scout method one level above where we are now. Values and everything. Above all, we can start work as a centres for non-formal learning in a more focused way.

    Jakob delivering keynote on challenges for non-formal learning in outdoor education

    If you don’t know what non-formal learning is, I recommend you to watch John May’s keynote from the educational congress in KISC 2017 if you can find it.

    By now, I hope you noticed I consider non-formal learning something important. This is why we asked João to help deliver a workshop on educational methods and non-formal learning. Unfortunately, I had to be in the other parallel workshop so I missed it.

    The matrix illustrates three kinds of education: non-formal education, formal and informal education and where they typically takes place. Jakob talked also about things like the power structure and vocabulary used in the different kinds of education. One of the key points of this slide is a full human, a citizen, has capabilities from all parts of the matrix, but school can only provided part of the education.

    This is why we were thrilled to have Jakob delivering a keynote (the second one) on non-formal learning in outdoor education. Jakob actually does part of his research by visiting Úlfliótsvatn every week. He’s the first keynote speaker I have met who takes the keynote as an opportunity to deepen his research by starting his keynote by asking everyone to fill in a form related to how they got started in scouting etc. His keynote was very interesting and I think he could have spoken for four hours if we had given him time.


    Best practices project presented by former-former centre manager, not to be forgotten.

    ECMC 2017 – What We Have in Common

    This is part 4 in a series on posts from my experience being part of the planning team for European Guide and Scout Centre Managers Conference (ECMC) 2017.

    When you travel the world (Europe at least), when you meet scouts from different places or perhaps change country yourself, you get exposed to different kinds of scouting and so you get to think about what is it in scouting, at the core, that we all agree upon.

    Jose is the kind of leader who understands the symbols and cermonies part of the toolkit very well. His addition to the planning team was invaluable.

    To me, this is no small question. I believe that the common core that we share in scouting is the one place where I look for answers on how to improv any scouting endeavour. The core is what really works in scouting.

    My current understanding I have come to is based on a very simple observation: what we have in common is: the law (and in addition, the belief in positive examples, not rules), the scarf, the promise and the will to make the world a better place. We have non-formal learning as one of our most important tools. Actually, I have observed that the toolkit in our non-formal learning system like the patrol system, learning by doing, symbols and ceremonies etc. tend to be deployed differently in different places, and if I ever hear about challenges in a local scout community, I always see that there is a weakness in the application and understanding of the toolkit.

    Another kind of improvement

    Safe from Harm

    I really wanted a session on Safe from Harm at this ECMC, so since I couldn’t find anyone to host it, I decided to make it myself. I don’t consider my self qualified for it, but both my will and request for it was there, so I decided to do it anyway.

    I should make a special mention of the training session template that Felipe introduced, it helped a lot with the planning of the Safe from Harm workshop.

    Most things I learned by running this workshop came out of a few exercises we did based on something called Photo Jolts. Basically, I asked two questions related to a lot of Photo Jolts photos I had spread out through the room (Northern Hall):

    • What three aspects of Safe from Harm do you think is most important at your centre?
    • Which five most important things in the ‘fictive’ Safe from Harm policy document (that I had handed out as part of the session) do you think is missing?
    Workshop (not mine though)

    The discussion that followed was very interesting. Taking a look at what was being said, it basically came down to a list of items and that list of items was not new to me. I had seen similar lists throughout my scout career in various context. It just wasn’t called Safe from Harm. When we talked about what could be done, we essentially reformulated old scout values and principles. Things like uniform and scarf to show inclusiveness or methods.

    The toolkit is indeed important.

    As an end note, I would say a specific method to handle bullying would do our movement well. It came up a lot. On second place we had loneliness.

    ECMC 2017 – Vision 2023

    This is part 3 in a series on posts from my experience being part of the planning team for European Guide and Scout Centre Managers Conference (ECMC) 2017.

    There is a not so insignificant gap between scout centres and the NSOs (National Scout Organisations), regional level and world level (for example European Region and WOSM). Centre Managers tends to be doers who are not so thrilled by the organisational structure and political manoeuvres of scout organisations. Scout organisations on the other hand has a defined structure where neither schools nor scout centres fit in. They don’t fit the organisational chart.

    A different kind of gap, this one between tectonic plates.

    Organisations in general tend to view the world around them through their organisational structure, and since scout centres in general don’t fit in at all, they are off the radar. Schools don’t fit in either and so all the non scouts, school children comes to mind, who every year visit scout centres are off the  chart for all our organisations, the same organisations that so often writes about reaching out to society.

    It’s telling that excited school children was what I met when I arrived at the centre, but as the conference starts, they are no longer around.

    This ECMC we were so lucky to get three key note speakers, João Armando,  who was the Immediate past Chairperson of the World Scout Committee, Hulda Sólrún Guðmundsdóttir who are the vice-chairperson of the European Scout Committee and Jakob Frímann Þorsteinsson, Adjunkt lecturer, Department of Leisure Studies and Social pedagogy at University of Iceland.

    I had asked João to speak about the WOSM Vision 2023 and how scout centres can relate to that. Scout centres need to start thinking about how WOSM and WAGGGS work, where they are going and how they can be approached. It’s part of the long term solution.

    Inside the Big House, plenty of space, not much insulation. If you look carefully at the heater, you can see the cover of the base being frosty at the bottom 2/3. Too cold for the gas.

    We had planned to start the ECMC in the Big House. The Big House is quite big, it’s a round house made of wood with wooden floors and a few windows. There are no pillars inside so the whole building is very spacious. We had spent part of the opening day with cleaning out conference rooms and preparing the biggest of all places (the Big House) and now there was a small but important issue to solve. The building had no insulation and no heating. The gas heaters did not work as intended and shut down shortly after being started. Too late we learned the gas in the base of the heaters gets too cold and that this is solved by removing the covers over the gas canisters.

    Felipe opening the ECMC
    Tanyas turn to speak. Tanya was also the chair of the planning team.
    Arnor, Centre Manager,  delivers the centres warm welcome

    We opened the conference with the usual welcomes and icebreakers but then it was too cold so we had to move to the Northern Hall for the keynotes. The Northern Hall was big enough for all participants, but just barely and we still had our coffee and cake down in the Big House.

    Vision 2023 keynote by João.

    João started the key note by asking who many in the room knew of Vision 2023. Three hands in the air (not counting planning team). That is all you need to know about how the divide looks like and it is also why we where so very happy to have João come present as keynote speaker. During my years at ECMC, this keynote was one that gave the most positive immediate feedback.

    100 Million Scouts, part of the vision 2023

    The second most popular was the keynote that followed by Jakob.

    Vision 2023

    If you don’t know about Vision 2023, it’s definitely time to learn about it.

    ECMC 2017 – Server Troubbles

    This is part 2 in a series on posts from my experience being part of the planning team for European Guide and Scout Centre Managers Conference (ECMC) 2017.

    There is a certain calmness before the storm that settles over a scout centre who is about to be visited by a large conference. The arriving of the participants goes very quickly from being a remote event to an imminent fact.

    Calm before the storm

    The planning team spent the first evening we all where together with unpacking in the sleeping quarters, as soon as I could I started to try to find power outlets and internet connection for the ownCloud that I had brought to the conference. Easier said then done. In my endaevours I had quite quickly found an extension cord so broken that when I tried to use it, it blow the fuses to the HQ. Apparently, the vast amounts of flies that haunts Iceland in the summer weeks every summer has a tendency to fill up power outlets with dead flies to the point of short circuit. After the cable incident was handled, it took a while to find internet. The end result was a provisional cable from the main Ethernet switch located in the hall outside the HQ hanging in the air going into our HQ. It worked.

    Night over Iceland

    The ownCloud server was a test, I wanted to try out to have a venue local only file share, and since there is a thing called Rasberry Pi’s these days which are both quite powerfull and very small, I figured I could bring a complete ownCloud server system in my checked in bag. This little experiment turned out to work so-so. I have now learned that there are a number of participants who go to a scout conference without a laptop. I have also learned that installing the ownCloud local client on existing laptops don’t work if the centre manager is using a computer managed by some IT department (surprisingly common). Finally, the web interface to a local IP address with a self signed certificate requires people to add a security exception in the browser, which I don’t think anyone managed.

    Next time, we try a web only system with a certificate that isn’t self signed any more.

    CMC 2017 – Úlfljótsvatn

    Vartannat år samlas vi som “leder” scout center i Europa på en konferens känd som CMC, Centre Managers Conference. Ibland säger vi ECMC för att understryka Europa.

    Vi har den här konferensen för att vi tror att det är ett av många sätt att utveckla våra scout center. Jag tror själv att alldeles för få ungdomar får prova på scouting med bra ledare och lägerliv. Ett bra skött scoutcenter gör att fler får vara med om detta därför att ett bra scoutcenter gör det mycket lättare för ledarna att arrangera läger mm.

    CMC 2015 planning team

    Seth Godin observerade att alla enkla problem redan är lösta. Det som återstår är de svåra problemen. De som kan ta väldigt lång tid, energi och ledarskap för att lösa. Goose Network, CMC och att överlag utbyta info med andra scoutledare är mitt sätt att leta efter nya lösningar.

    Första gången jag var på konferensen var 2011 i Jambville, Frankrike. Leta vidare på den här bloggen så hittar ni nog reseberättelsen liksom för övriga CMC. Det hela slutade med vänskaper i Europa och att jag hamnade i planing team för konferensen 2013 (Neihaischen), 2015 (Kapraluv Mlyn) och nu 2017 (Úlfljótsvatn) .

    I planning team har jag alltid jobbat med själva konferens programmet eftersom det är kärnan för mig. Det är bra att ha gjort ett par konferenser i planning team också för man får lite rutin och lär sig vad som fungerar och vad som inte fungerar.

    En sak jag hoppas åstadkomma är att vi blir lite bättre på att hålla kontakten mellan CMC och att vi blir lite bättre på att klura ut hur konferensen kan ha impact på hemmaplan. En sak som till exempel återkommer i utvärderingarna är att deltagarna känner sig jätteinspirerad och motiverade när de åker hem från CMC, men sedan avtar det rätt fort.

    Om vi kunde komma på ett sätt att hålla liv i motivationen mellan CMC.

    Goose Network Managers Meeting – Del 2

    Det finns stora och små scoutcenter. Det finns center som är som vandrarhem, andra är som träningscenter. Det finns center som mest är som stora åkrar.

    Sao Jacinto är ett litet fridfullt center som närmaste kan beskrivas som ro för själen. Att få bo i små trähus med bara myggnät till fönster, trägolv, obefintlig isolering och ingen värme under ett tak av vindpinade tallar till havets brus, det är så enkelt det kan bli. Det är ett lyckligt litet center. Det är inte nytt eller modernt, det är mer anspråkslöst. Byggnaderna är lite slitna, men där finns en glädje och en värme.

    Människorna är enkla men har ändå sett värden. Den gamla kokfrun som vänligt ledde alla matinköp och matlagning i det spartanska köket utstrålade en god mors välvilja och med en lekfullhet längst inne i ögonen. Det finns människor som alltid har sitt inre barnet kvar. Hon lagade oss traditionell Portugisisk mat inklusive en smaklig stuvning med komage i, likaså den väl-kokade get-benen med örtkryddor. Behöver jag nämna att de också är väldigt duktiga på sötsaker. Sista dagen innan vi gav oss iväg hemåt så gav jag henne en av mina Vässarö-halsdukar. Då berättar hon för mig via portugisisk översättare att hon en gång i sin ungdom varit på sjöscoutläger på Vässarö.


    Jag återkommer alltid till havet vid Sao Jacinto, stranden är så långt västerut man kommer på Europas fastland. Seglar man rakt ut från stranden landar man i Amerika. Går man stranden söderut hamnar man på Spaniens sydvästra hörn. Det är en oändlig plats, vindpinad, och mjuk. Jag tror vi gick dit tre gånger under helgen. Vågorna som bryter fuktar luften med en smak av salt så kvällarna är lika kylslagna som Atlantens vatten. Man får krypa ner ordentligt i sovsäcken i det lilla trähuset och stänga alla fönsterluckor så det inte blåser fuktig kall luft genom hela huset men så fort morgonen kommer så är sommaren tillbaka.


    Söndagen var det redan dags för hemfärd för en del, Sao Jacinto ligger långt bort så många behövde resa tidigt. Vi som kunde stanna kvar fick en båttur på floden vid Aveiro och det slutade med att alla som var med låg och njöt av solen på soldäck. Helt magiskt, men sommar i Oktober? Vi har ett allvarligt problem med global uppvärmning. Jorden har feber. Efter båt-turen ut på floden så fick jag skjuts med bil tillsammans med Anna från Kapraluv Mlyn till Porto. Där vann jag säkert fyra timmars resa så vi hann se lite av Porto snabbt innan jag fick rusa iväg till flygplatsen. Säkerhetskön var så lång att jag nog hade missat planet om jag inte ovetande hade lyckats få till Business Class hela vägen hem när jag internet-bokade resan och det inkluderade priority queue i säkerhetskontrollen.


    Det kanske låter som mycket nöje, och det hoppas jag. Managers på våra center behöver få träffa likasinnade och slappna av för det är ett så speciellt jobb att få kan förstå hur det är. Vi behöver vårda våra kontakter och när nätverket är starkt då kan vi ta oss an de svåra utmaningarna, för de enkla utmaningarna, de har vi redan löst.

    Goose Network Managers Meeting 2016
    Goose Network Managers Meeting 2016

    Goose Network Managers Meeting 2016 – Del 1

    Vindpinade tallar står lutade i vinden, ingen högre än någon annan. Tallbarren är mycket större än jag är van vid med sina runt 12 cm långa barr och kottarna är lite större än tennisbollar. Marken de växer i består av mjuk sand täckt av tunn vegetation. I bakgrunden hörs ett tydligt sorl av ett brusande hav och brytande vågor skvallrar om att det är väldigt nära. Så fort vi hinner ställer vi av oss ryggsäckarna, tar på sandalerna och går vägen ner mot havet för att se Portugals Atlantkust. Det är mäktigt. Det är en nästan öde oändlig sandstrand, stora vågor kommer in från Atlanten och bryter. Luften är fuktig och lite salthaltig, om 30 minuter kommer solen att ge oss en storslagen solnedgång. Jag försöker röra mig runt vattenbrynet för att få till något slags foto som greppar hur vågorna känns och till slut lyckas en kraftig våg överraska mig så jag blir blöt upp till knäna. När solen till slut gått ner går vi hem mot Sao Jacinto’s scout-center.

    Entren till Sao Jacinto Scout Center
    Entren till Sao Jacinto Scout Center
    Sao Jacinto Scout Center
    Sao Jacinto Scout Center
    Amazed by the Sea
    Amazed by the Sea
    Sunset over the Atlantic
    Sunset over the Atlantic

    Vi är på Goose Network Managers Meeting, som detta år (2016) hålls i Portugal. Det som gör Goose Network lite speciellt är att vi i Goose har lärt känna varandra under en längre tid, så när vi möts behöver vi inte bryta isen, mötet kommer igång på en gång. Goose Network håller också sina möten på de olika ingående scout centrena så vi lär känna varandra på ett väldigt ingående sätt. Jag brukar säga att när man åker runt och träffar varandra på våra center så blir det så att en liten del av centret bor i ens hjärta och då bryr man sig. När känslan finns där då finns också engagemanget.

    Mama Goose
    Mama Goose
    Houens Odde berättar om året som gått
    Houens Odde berättar om året som gått
    Kapraluv Mlyn får ICD diplomet
    Kapraluv Mlyn får ICD diplomet

    På Goose Network Managers Meeting möts vi och berättar hur året har varit på våra scout center, erfarenheter, utmaningar. Det är informellt så mycket som sägs stannar i gruppen. Vi väljer koordinerare för olika viktiga projekt i nätverket, utvärderar och sätter riktningen för framtiden. I år handlade det bland annat om marknadsföring genom att besöka Jamboreer och arrangemang. Vi diskuterade också målbild och mer detaljerad beskrivning för Goose Network Camp Staff Seminar. De riktigt djupa bitarna diskuteras som alltid informellt på all möjligt tid. En del av samtalen har handlat om hur inlärning och scoutmetoden tydligare kan relateras och användas i scoutcenter eftersom att det ‘program’ som man har på ett scoutcenter är långt ifrån all den inlärning som sker men att det ibland uppfattas så.

    Lunch i solen
    Lunch i solen

    Lite konkreta punkter från mötet utan speciell inbördes ordning:

    • Vi fick en ingående rapport från Camp Staff Seminar som i år hölls i Rotterdam.
    • 2017 års Camp Staff Seminar blir på Naesbycentre.
    • 2017 års Managers Meeting kommer att inträffa dagn innan CMC (som alltid) och var CMC kommer att medelas så fort planning team har valt ett center.
    • 2016 års ICD vanns av Kapraluv Mlyn 2017 års ICD arrangeras av Kapraluv Mlyn.
    • Det arrangerades så att scout centren i Goose Network kan mötas under JOTA/JOTI kommande helg.
    • Vi hade kort information och feedback från European Conference som nyligen gick av stapel i Norge.
    • Vi hade kort information om World Educational Congress i vår.
    • Ransberg valdes in i Goose Network. Stort Grattis!
    • Det bildades en arbetsgrupp för att se över och förtydliga mål och riktlinjer för Camp Staff Seminar i vilken Jag (Vö), Felippe (KISC) och Kristine (Houens Odde) sitter i arbetsgruppen.
    • Felippe (KISC) berättade lite om KISC Academy.

    CMC 2015 – Flyget

    Det här är den sista delen i en serie inlägg från CMC 2015. Tidigare delar: CMC2015 – Mellan Wien och Brno, CMC2015 – Dåliga Förbindelser, CMC2015 – formellt och icke-formellt lärande och CMC 2015 – Growing Finances

    Learning to grow

    Jag har börjat leva på flyget av privata själ. Jag är van att ta mig igenom flygplatser så snabbt och smidigt som det går. Jag skriver och jobbar alltid på flyget.

    Jag älskar vrålet av motorerna vid take-off och hur landskapet förändras när man kommer in för landning.

    Nån gång sen natt i Keltiska huset 2013 så spelade Ulf på gitarr en tysk evergreen. Jag har melodin i mitt huvud under mina resor i Europa.

    Alle Ängste, alle Sorgen, sagt man, Blieben darunter verborgen und dann…

    Jag har slagits av hur självklart det är för ungdomar att en scout från Argentina jobbar frivilligt i Nochrich (Rumänien) och representerar Rumänien på CMC samtidigt som Rumänska scouter från Nochrich jobbar i teamet hos Kapraluv Mlyn som får konferensen att flyta och sedan Tjeckiskan som flyttat till Wien och representerar Zellhof. Detta är det Europa som dansar över och bortom gränser.

    Group Photo CMC 2015
    Group Photo CMC 2015

    Ovan molnen, världen sett från ovan. Där ser man inga gränser. Nere på marken, där är det annorlunda. Där hör man ett avlägset europeiskt takfast fotstampande från nationalstatens historia. På bussen mellan Wien och Brno så är det passkontroll mitt i EU. Innan jag bordar planet för att åka hem på Wiens flygplats skall jag passera två gränspoliser som kollar att jag har giltigt pass. Jag är rädd att vi snart kommer att behöver våra konstanta Jamboreer mer än någonsin tidigare.

    …Würde, was uns groß und wichtig erscheint,
    Plötzlich nichtig und klein.

    Sugen på att vara funktionär i Spanien i sommar ?

    Via Goose Nätverket fick jag en inbjudan från Griebal i Spanien om sammarbete via Erasmus+ (ersätter Youth In Action) men om det inte säger något så gör det inget.

    From the Griebal Scout Center we are interested in participating in two
    actions of the new Erasmus programme and would be glad to be able to bring
    members of your associations to work with us this summer.

    -EVS projects “Youth for Biodiversity”: SVE 5 months in which volunteers
    carrie out environmental activities (free of charge) with groups camping in
    the Scout Centre. We also carry out this project in localities near Griebal.
    All the project costs are subsidized within the Erasmus programme

    -Exchange project: during the month of August 2014 we want to prepare a
    meeting between monitors or staff of Scout centres in different countries in
    order to carry out an analysis of the current situation of associationism in
    general and of the social and educational work of centers Scouts in
    particular, as well as several days of field work. We will need one or two
    partners that contribute 10 people to the project. This project is funded by
    the Erasmus programme (it is only necessary to provide 30% of the travel

    We would be interested in working with volunteers of your different
    associations. As you know, we have great experience in the development of
    European youth programmes thanks to the program “Youth in Action” and we
    think that thanks to the development of these project we can strengthen ties
    between the various members of the network.

    För mer info kontakta Papa-G / program-Martin