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FOSE NEWS October 2020

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FOSE people

You are invited to participate in our Virtual Reception for Friends of Scouting – UK and those interested in joining and supporting the work of the European Scout Foundation.

Craig Turpie, Chairperson World Scout Committee of the World Organisation of the Scout Movement, former Chairperson of the European Scout Committee and Life Friend of Scouting in Europe will welcome you to this reception.

Callum Kaye, International Commissioner for the UK will welcome friends from around Europe.

Henrik Söderman, Chairman of the European Scout Foundation will give an update on activities from Friends around Europe.

Lars Kramm, Chairperson for European Scout Committee will join us if family commitments allow, or alternatively his Vice Chair - Martin Persson will be with us.

We will then be able to see how monies raised by Friends is used to support projects in Eastern Europe and, in particular, the replacement of the roof at the Scout HQ of a group serving one of the poorest communities in Serbia.

Henrik will then present certificates to new Friends who have joined this year and those we can encourage to support us.

We will then have an Open Session for Friends to meet and exchange greetings with each other.

The invitation is extended to FOSE members around Europe and those who wish to support Scouting internationally.

Topic: FOSE - UK Meeting - Alan Beavis
Time: Oct 11, 2020 15:45 UK Time
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 824 3149 9049

gilwell 2020

Gilwell Reunion 2020

We produced a pre-recorded video Presentation to promote FOSE that is available to watch on You Tube on demand:
Watch part one > >
Watch part two > >

Thanks to Steve Morton we were able to assemble a team to produce this presentation and were delighted that David McKee offered to host the presentation, assisted by Bianca Nesiu-Bedreag, Vice Chair European Scout Foundation and technical assistance from Agnieszka Pospiszyl.

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Friends news

As we are unable to meet in person, friends kindly have sent their annual subscriptions.

One Mike Thurston has become a life friend and we will be delighted to present him with his certificate at the virtual reception, together with Graham Haddock who joined us earlier in the year.

We hope others might join us, so please spread the message and invite them to join us. Regrettably there are still friends who have yet to send their donations that are due before the end of the financial year of the European Scout Foundation 30 September 2020.

Details for payment were on the Invoice friends received earlier this year or on our website

Future Events 2021

Receptions - We hope to hold two in 2021 in Houses of Parliament London and Edinburgh Scotland

Gilwell Reunion: 4th September 2021
Annual visit to European Country: October 2021


European Scout Foundation

How are your donations helping developing Scouting in Eastern Europe?

We some positive news from supported projects funded through grants from the European Scout Foundation.

Details can be found on at

Thank you for your ongoing support to Scouting in Europe in these exceptional times.

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