The 1st get together of the volunteers, that will support the organization of the “16th Mediterranean meeting and the 5th South-European Meeting of the International Scout and Guide Fellowship,” that will be organized in Athens, from the 19th until the 24th of October 2018, took place on Monday 6th of February 2017, at the Headquarters of the Greek Scouts. The meeting was called by the “Organizing Committee of the 16th Mediterranean Meeting”. The Organizing Committee was formed by the Joint Committee of Former Scouts and Guides (ΕΣΠΠΟΕ) that will be responsible for this international event.
The volunteers, mostly members of JCFSG (EΣΠΠΟΕ) but also friends, had the opportunity to be informed about the program of the event and also the needs of such a meeting. The knowledge of a foreign language - of the ones that are mainly spoken in the countries of the Mediterranean (French, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, English) - as well as knowledge of computers, familiarization with the social media, music, dancing, handcraft, gastronomy, love for the nature and the sea, and other dexterities and hobbies will be very useful. Based on the preliminary program and the “Work Groups” that have been formulated, the volunteers expressed their preferences for the sections they will like to assist. There is work for everybody, both during the preparations as well as during the actual meeting.
There was a big enthusiasm for this new challenge to organize this meeting, reminding all of us – ten years later – the successful Scout & Guide Spirit Flame Project 2007.
This is yet another opportunity for Scouts and Guides to work together for a common cause that will bring joy to members of the ISGF from the Mediterranean and Europe as well as other parts of the World. In their own way they will give our guests the opportunity to learn more about our country, our cultural heritage and our Scout and Guide Spirit.
The motto of the 16th Mediterranean meeting is “Mediterranean-A sea Odyssey”
Stay tuned. Our Odyssey has just begun!