International Union of Guides and Scouts of Europe

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International Union of the Guides and Scouts of Europe
Union Internationale des Guides et Scouts d'Europe.svg
Headquarters Château-Landon, Seine-et-Marne, Flag of France.svg  France
Countrysee table
Founded1956 [1]
Membership65,000
Federal CommissionerBruno Bordes
Federal PresidentNicoletta Orzes
Website
uigse-fse.org
WikiProject Scouting fleur-de-lis dark.svg  Scouting portal

The International Union of the Guides and Scouts of Europe - Federation of Scouts of Europe (Union Internationale des Guides et Scouts d’Europe, UIGSE; also known as Union Internationale des Guides et Scouts d'Europe – Fédération du Scoutisme Européen, UISGE-FSE, or simply as Fédération du Scoutisme Européen, FSE) is a traditional faith-based Scouting organization with 20 member associations in 17 European countries and also in North America (Canada and the United States), 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.

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In the Member organizations both boys and girls can be members, but are strictly separated in all age groups, except sometimes in the otters. Member organizations are preferably single faith, local groups must be single faith, most are Roman Catholic.

The Confederation of European Scouts (CES) is a split off of the UIGSE, it left after controversies about the importance of religious elements in the single associations' programs and co-education. [2]

History

The Catholic Scouting tradition was started by Father Jacques Sevin, Count Mario di Carpegna, professor Jean Corbisier and others. [3] The Federation of Scouts of Europe (FSE) was founded in Europe in 1956 as a Catholic Scouting European organization in Cologne, Germany. [1] [4] From 1962 to 1968 under the direction of Perig and Lizig Géraud-Keraod, the FSE revised the association's constitution, drafted the Charter of the Natural and Christian Principles of European Scouting and drafted a new federal statute. The statute adopted its current name and acknowledged its "belonging to the Catholic Church". [1] In 2003, the Holy See's Pontifical Council for the Laity granted the organization five year recognition status as a Private International Association of Faithful of Pontifical Right, [3] [5] and, in 2008, it granted the organization a Decree of recognition. [6]

Governance

The UIGSE governing organization include a federal council, a federal bureau and a federal commission. The federal council is made up of member associations representatives and meets yearly to make changes in the programs and the guidelines, determining addition or expulsion of member associations, adopt the organization budget and appointment of federal bureau members and other committees or working groups. [1]

The federal bureau consists of the president, the vice president, and the secretary of the federal council plus the federal commissioner. Consultative voting members of the bureau are the spiritual advisor (ecclesiastical assistant) and the deputy commissioners. General management is handled by the bureau. [1]

The Commission is the day-to-day management of the organization headed by the federal commissioner. The organization publishes Nouvelles de notre Fraternité, a quarterly newsletter and Lettre aux Commissaires généraux, a quarterly liaison newsletter. [1]

Member organizations

[7] Associations of other churches or ecclesial communities may be accepted by the UIGSE-FSE council as associate members. [1]

CountryAssociationFoundedMembersStatus
Austria Katholische Pfadfinderschaft Europas - Österreich (KPE-Ö) 1981100full member
Belarus Katalickija Skautki i Skauty FSE – Belarus 2000300 [8] full member
Belgium Guides et Scouts d'Europe - Belgique (GSE-B) /
Europascouts en Gidsen - België (ESG-B)
19631,800full member
Canada Association Evangelique du Scoutisme au Quebec (AESQ) (Protestant)associated
Canada

The United States of America

Federation of North-American Explorers (FNE) (Catholic)19991100candidate
Czech Republic Asociace skautek a skautů Evropy (ASSE)50candidate
France Association des Guides et Scouts d'Europe (AGSE)195832,000 [9] full member
Germany Evangelische Pfadfinderschaft Europas (EPE, Protestant)1977300associated
Germany Katholische Pfadfinderschaft Europas (KPE)19762,500full member
Republic of Ireland Guides and Scouts of Europe – Ireland [10] 201962observer [11]
Italy Associazione Italiana Guide e Scouts d'Europa Cattolici (AIGSEC-FSE)197620,000full member
Lithuania Lietuvos Nacionalinė Europos Skautų Asociacija (LNESA) 1992200candidate
Luxembourg Europa Scouten vu Lëtzebuerg 2016candidate
Mexico Movimiento Scout Católico Mexicano 2011100observer
Netherlands Europascouts en Gidsen Nederland 2014candidate
Poland Stowarzyszenie Harcerstwa Katolickiego - "Zawisza" FSE (SHK Zawisza FSE) 1982/19905029full member
Portugal Associação das Guias e Escuteiros da Europa - Portugal (AGEEP) 1979200full member
Romania Cercetaşii Creştini Români din Federaţia Scoutismu-lui European (ACCR-FSE)1991500full member
Russia ORYuR/Организации Российских Юных Разведчиков – The Organization of Russian Young Pathfinders 19902,500associated
Slovakia Združenie Katolíckych Vodkýň a Skautov Európy na Slovensku (ZKVSES) 2003candidate
Spain Asociación Española Guías y Scouts de Europa (AEGSE) 1978500full member
Switzerland Schweizerische Pfadfinderschaft Europas (SPE, German)
Scoutisme Européen Suisse (SES, French)
Scautismo Europeo Svizzero (SES, Italian)
1977250full member
Ukraine Katolickije Skautsvo Evropi 1997/2011 [12] candidate
United Kingdom Guides and Scouts of Europe - U.K.2014observer

(Source: UIGSE-FSE, 24 November 2018)

Organizations need at least 200 members to become a full member of the UIGSE.

Beyond these organisations, the UIGSE-FSE maintains good relations with several other scout organisations or small scout realities in different countries on an informal basis. [7] UIGSE units also operate in the Republic of Ireland, United States, Argentina.

See also

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