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A massive thank you to Anne Whiteford, Mick Thurston, Mark Ashworth and other friends for running the International Departure Lounge.

Those in attendance were presented their certificates by Bianca Nesiu-Bedreag (Romania) and Vice-Chair of the European Scout Foundation. The reception was addressed by Lars Kramm, Vice-Chairman of the European Scout Region and organised by Alan Beavis, Super-Friend of FOSE-UK.

FOSE News Dec 2018

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We were delighted to welcome new Life and Annual Members to FOSE at this years Gilwell Reunion.


Montenegro - 11th to 14th October 2018


The latest Audit, list of Friends of Scouting in Europe and ESF Newsletter are now available.

Plus an invitation to Africa Scout Foundation Reception at the WOSM Partnerships Event in Copenhagen Saturday 14 April 2018 at 17:30


FOSE NewsXtra March 2018

Congratulations to John May, a FOSE-UK friend, who has been appointment as a Deputy Lord Lieutenant in Oxfordshire and will assist in the role of representing
Her Majesty the Queen in the county. Also information about FOSE membership renewal and the latest European Scout Foundation projects.
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FOSE News Feb 2018

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Saturday 20th January 2018

Our International Commissioner, Jack Maxton, invited the Members of ISSU to a meeting to hear of the Scout Association’s Programme Strategy from 2018 to 2023.

ESF FOSE Newsletter Dec 2017

Latest news from Serbia and Eurpoean Scout Foundation can be found on our newsletter page >>

This years tour to Serbia was fully booked

Looking forward to the tour in October 2018 to Montenegro - details to follow soon.

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The members of the European Scout Foundation met earlier in the year and the full report of their meeting is available together with an Action Report, setting out its Aims and Objectives for 2018 to 2021 together with a Small Projects Report – both being available on request, or check out the European Scout Foundation website.

9 September 2017 - Copenhagen, Denmark

Henrik held his first meeting as chairman of the European Scout Foundation for what is known as Super Friends, ie. the persons who co-ordinate and promote FOSE in each European country, in Copenhagen hosted by our Danish friends. The members received reports from Member Countries of membership, recruitment, Activities and future plans. The Treasurer was able to report that we now have 695 m embers and a healthy balance in the European Scout Foundation Account. The full report is available on request.

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We held a successful Reception attended by Henrik Söderman, Chair of the European Scout Foundation, assisted by Lars Kramm, Vice Chair of the European Scout Committee and David McKee, Director European Office of the World Organisation of Scout Movements together with other guest in the White House, Gilwell Park on Saturday 2 September 2017 during this year’s Gilwell Reunion.

We welcome to FOSE–UK as life members - Lars Kramm and Victor Tyres together with Rikki Bilverstone, Ian Milne, Peter Morrell, Steve Morton, Matthew (Troll) Percival, Steven Richards, Frank Russell, Keith Shackleton, Dean Smith and Steve Sutton as Annual Subscriptions members.

This was the result of the successful Receptions held, firstly at Baden Powell House, London, in March and then at the 91st Gilwell Reunion.

We also welcomed Scout Leaders from around the world who were in the UK and able to join us for the day.

FOSE Invite Sept 2017

Anne Whiteford and Alan Beavis warmly invite you and your partner to a reception for Friends of Scouting Europe-UK and those interested in joining and supporting the European Scout Foundation.

Noon Sat 2nd Sept 2017 at The Group Room/Bar, The White House, Gilwell Park, Bury Road, Chingford, London E4 7QW

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The FOSE-UK Promotion Team will be present at the 91st Gilwell Reunion held over the weekend of the 1 to 3 September 2017.  Our display will be in the Programme Marquee situated in the Training Ground and members have kindly offered to assist and promote FOSE throughout the day.  We will also be holding a FOSE Reception at noon in The Whitehouse where the Chairman of the European Scout Foundation, Henrik Soderman, will be attending together with David McKee, Director European Scout Region WOSM.

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