Confederation of European Scouts

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Confederation of European Scouts
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Founded12 November 1978
PresidentTony Ward
Confederation of European Scouts
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The Confederation of European Scouts, called in French Confédération Européenne de Scoutisme and abbreviated as CES, was formed in Brussels, Belgium, on 12 November 1978 and is still based in Belgium. CES stresses the European dimension of the Scouting programme and claims to provide the "authentic Scouting of Baden-Powell". The CES is a confederation of national federations. The CES is a split-off from the Fédération du Scoutisme Européen (FSE) later renamed to the Union Internationale des Guides et Scouts d'Europe; it left after controversies about the importance of religious elements in the single associations' programs and co-education. [1] The exact number of members of the CES is unknown.

French language Romance language

French is a Romance language of the Indo-European family. It descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire, as did all Romance languages. French evolved from Gallo-Romance, the spoken Latin in Gaul, and more specifically in Northern Gaul. Its closest relatives are the other langues d'oïl—languages historically spoken in northern France and in southern Belgium, which French (Francien) has largely supplanted. French was also influenced by native Celtic languages of Northern Roman Gaul like Gallia Belgica and by the (Germanic) Frankish language of the post-Roman Frankish invaders. Today, owing to France's past overseas expansion, there are numerous French-based creole languages, most notably Haitian Creole. A French-speaking person or nation may be referred to as Francophone in both English and French.

Belgium Federal constitutional monarchy in Western Europe

Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a sovereign state in Western Europe. It is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest. It covers an area of 30,688 km2 (11,849 sq mi) and has a population of more than 11.4 million. The capital and largest city is Brussels; other major cities are Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi and Liège.

Scouting World-wide movement for the education of youth, founded by Robert Baden-Powell in 1907

Scouting or the Scouts The Scout Movement is a voluntary non-political educational movement for young people open to all without distinction of gender, origin, race or creed, in accordance with the purpose, principles and method conceived by the founder, Baden Powell. The purpose of the Scout Movement is to contribute to the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual potentials as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities. During the first half of the twentieth century, the movement grew to encompass three major age groups for boys and, in 1910, a new organization, Girl Guides, was created for girls. It is one of several worldwide youth organizations.


Member organizations

CES has national federations in: [2]

Scouting and Guiding in Belgium

The Scouting and Guiding movement in Belgium consists of 15 to 20 separate organizations serving about 160,000 members. Nearly all organizations are grouped by languages and confessions. The Crown Scout rank is the highest a Boy Scout can achieve.

Scouting and Guiding in Germany

The Scout movement in Germany consists of about 150 different associations and federations with about 260,000 Scouts and Guides.

Scouting and Guiding in Italy consists of several associations and federations, including more than 225,000 male Scouts and female Guides.

Associate Members:

The Scout Movement in Spain consists of about 30 independent associations, most of them active on the regional level. Due to the regionalisation of Spain, even the larger nationwide associations are divided into regional sub-associations with individual emblems, uniforms and Scout programs.

Scouting and Guiding in Poland

The Scouting and Guiding movement in Poland consists of about twelve independent organizations with an overall membership of about 160,000 Scouts and Guides. The largest organization by membership is Polish Scouting and Guiding Association with about 140,000 members.

Scouting and Guiding in Brazil

The Scout and Guide movement in Brazil is served by

Former members

The following organizations were listed as members in 2002 [9] and left the CES or were dissolved between 2002 and 2009:

The Scout movement in France consists of about 80 different associations and federations with about 180,000 Scouts and Girl Guides. Next to Germany, France is the country with the most fragmented Scout movement.

Alsace Place in Grand Est, France

Alsace is a cultural and historical region in eastern France, on the west bank of the upper Rhine next to Germany and Switzerland.

Mannheim Place in Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Mannheim is a city in the southwestern part of Germany, the third-largest in the German state of Baden-Württemberg after Stuttgart and Karlsruhe with a 2015 population of approximately 310,000 inhabitants. The city is at the centre of the larger densely populated Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region which has a population of 2,400,000 and is Germany's eighth-largest metropolitan region.

Another former member is the Italian Federazione del Movimento Scout Italiano (until June 2006 Federazione Scautistica Italiana; FEDERSCOUT), which left the CES in 2008 joining the World Federation of Independent Scouts.

Until 1996 the CES had a member in Portugal, the Associação das Guias e Escuteiros da Europa (Guide and Scout Association of Europe), [11] which left the CES and joined the UIGSE.




The emblem of Europe et Scoutisme Europe et Scoutisme.svg
The emblem of Europe et Scoutisme


The Eurojam is the Scouting jamboree of the CES. [11]

YearLocation, CountryTheme/NameAttendanceAnnotations
1981 Bramhope, United Kingdom-700
1985Hosenbachtal (near Niederhosenbach), GermanyPierre de Lumière (Stone of Light)> 600
1989 Heeze, The NetherlandsEnvironment and Pollution~ 1,000 [12]
1993 Olloy-sur-Viroin, BelgiumTales and Legends1,372
1997 Bassano Romano, ItalyLet us help Europe to develop1,645
2002 Thoresby Hall, United KingdomRobin Hood and his merry men417planned for 2001 but postponed to 2002 due to the 2001 United Kingdom foot-and-mouth crisis [13]
2006 [14] Hauenstein, GermanyVier Elemente (Four Elements)401originally planned for 2005 in Spain [15]
2010 [16] Villers-sur-Lesse, BelgiumBelgian comics382 [6]
2013 [17] Gilwell Ada's Hoeve, Ommen, NetherlandsThat monster, that cursed monster! (Saint George and the dragon)550 [18]
2017 [19] Campamento Juvenil "Raso de la Nava", Covaleda, Spain

Related Research Articles

CES may stand for:

Ring deutscher Pfadfinderverbände voluntary association

The Ring deutscher Pfadfinderverbände is the German national Scouting organization within the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). It serves 115,944 members.

International Union of Guides and Scouts of Europe

The International Union of the Guides and Scouts of Europe - Federation of Scouts of Europe is a traditional faith-based Scouting organization with 20 member associations in 17 European countries and also in North America, serving roughly 65,000 members. The organization, headquartered in France, was founded in 1956 by a group of German and French Roman Catholic Scoutmasters as a faith-based Scouting movement, in order to reconcile the European peoples in the aftermath of the Second World War.

Ring Deutscher Pfadfinderinnenverbände

The Ring Deutscher Pfadfinderinnenverbände is the German national Guiding organization within the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). It serves 47,688 members.

The World Federation of Independent Scouts (WFIS) is a non-governmental international Scouting organization with 82 affiliated Scout organizations in 41 countries. The affiliate Scout organizations collectively had an estimated 200,000 members in 3562 Scout Groups in 2010. WFIS was formed in Laubach, Germany, in 1996 by Lawrie Dring, a British Scouter with the independent Baden-Powell Scouts' Association (BPSA).

Fédération Ivoirienne du Scoutisme

The Fédération Ivoirienne du Scoutisme is the national federation of three Scouting organizations of the Côte d'Ivoire. The coeducational Fédération Ivoirienne du Scoutisme has 23,213 members as of 2011.

Scouting and Guiding in Lithuania

Scouting and Guiding in Lithuania consist of a number of different organizations, some of them connected to international bodies. Besides open associations, there are also some for the national minorities living in Lithuania, as well as Girl Scouts of the USA.

Age groups in Scouting and Guiding

National Scouting and Guiding organisations are divided into different age groups in order to deliver the Scouting and Guiding programmes for a full range of youth.

The Katholische Pfadfinderschaft Europas is a German Catholic Scouting organization with 2,500 members. It is part of the International Union of Guides and Scouts of Europe. Katholische Pfadfinderschaft Europas - Österreich (KPE-Ö) is an Austrian sister organization which works closely with its German counterpart.

Scouting and Guiding in the United Kingdom is served by several different organisations:

International Catholic Conference of Scouting International organization for Catholic Scouting

The International Catholic Conference of Scouting (ICCS) is an autonomous, international body committed to promoting and supporting Catholic Scout associations and to be a link between the Scout movement and the Catholic Church. Its headquarters is located in Rome, Italy.

Girl Scouts is a term used alternately with Girl Guides to refer to female members of a scouting organization.

European Scout Federation (British Association)

The European Scout Federation is a Traditional Scouting youth organisation. It is a part of the other Scouting in the United Kingdom. Original test work set out by Robert Baden-Powell is still used. The original uniform is still evident today, broad brimmed hats, khaki shirts and shorts, making the wearer instantly recognisable as a Scout.

Deutscher Pfadfinderverband voluntary association

The Deutsche Pfadfinderverband is an umbrella federation of sixteen German non-denominational Scouting associations. It was founded in 1970 and serves about 29,000 members.

Federation of European Scouting or Fédération du Scoutisme Européen may refer to:

European Scout Jamboree European Scout Jamboree

The European Scout Jamboree is an international Scouting jamboree, which is organized at irregular times by the European Scout Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM).


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