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National Jubilee Jamboree in Poland

Jubilee_Jamboree_Poland_2010Ingo Sander, member of the German National Scout and Guide Fellowship, VDAPG, visited the centenary celebration in Cracow, Poland from 16-24 August 2010.

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A book about the Story of the First Girl Guide launched

The World Bureau received an e-mail with the following text:

A few years ago I had an article, "Searching for Az", published in World Gazette Mondiale.  As a result I received a number of helpful emails about Agnes Baden-Powell.  I should like the writers of these emails, and all others who are interested, to know that my biography, "The First Girl Guide", has just been published.

Helen_Gardner_Agnes_B-P_bookThe author of this new book is ISGF member Helen D. Gardner, United Kingdom.This hardcover book can be ordered via this link  in the United Kingdom.

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Former ISGF Chairman on UK 2010 Honours list

Alan_Beavis_smallAlan Beavis, former chairman of ISGF World Committee (1985 – 1987) has been honoured lately as an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) for services to Scouting, by Queen Elizabeth II of the UK.

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36th Twinning between Belgium and the Netherlands

Twinning_BE-NL_2010For the 36th time both committees of National Scout and Guide Fellowships, VOSOG, the Dutch speaking part of Belgium and Plus-Scouts the Netherlands, had a Twinning meeting on May 9, 2010.

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Former National President of Curaçao decorated

Bianca_honouredThe Queen of the Netherlands honoured Bianca Prins-Els, who made a valuable contribution to our youth and adults via music lessons in Curacao. Bianca was one of the members who helped with the foundation of the National Scout and Guide Fellowship - "Copernicia" and was elected the first National President of this organization - 25 years ago. Bianca received the honour as member of the order of Orange-Nassau from the Governor of the Netherlands Antilles".

Twinning certificates issued in UK

Twinning_certificate_StourbridgeDuring the recently held annual general meeting of the Baden Powell Guild in the United Kingdom, Twinning certificates were officially handed over to some guilds.

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The Netherlands honours former World Committee member

Leny_Doelman_decoratedThe Queen of the Netherlands honoured Leny Doelman, who has made a contribution of exceptional value to Scouting the Netherlands and ISGF. Leny received the Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau from the Mayor of her city on April 29, 2010.

This royal honour expresses appreciation of a person’s merits and achievements in the service of the community. 

Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in Uganda


from left to right: Councillor Mrs D. Woodard (wife of the Chairman of Northumberland County Council); Dave Mowbray (National President of the UK Adult Scout Alliance); Councillor Michael Cookson (Lord Mayor Newcastle Upon Tyne, who hosted the presentation at Newcastle Upon Tyne Civic Centre); Sammy Senkumba (International Secretary of the Uganda Friends of Scouting and Guiding); Councillor David Woodard (Chairman of Northumberland County Council); The Queen's Representative, Mr Nigel Sherlock ( Lord Lieutenant Tyne and Wear); Councillor Mrs M. Cookson, Lady Mayoress (Newcastle Upon Tyne).

The presentation of this award was given to Northumberland Scouts United Kingdom for their 20+ years of continuous help and contact with the Uganda Scout Association.

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Golden Jubilee celebrations in India

50_years_ISGF_Mumbai_IndiaThe Golden Times 2010, a special celebration for the Golden Jubilee (1959-2009) of the Indian Scout and Guide Fellowship, is hosted by the local Greater Mumbai District Scout and Guide Fellowship.

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France honours former chairman of ISGF

Merite_MartineThe French Republic decided to honour Martine Levy for all what she did for Scouting and Guiding and lately as chairman of the ISGF World Committee 2005-2008 and to constitute her as “Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Mérite'’(National Order of Merit) on Saturday January 30th, 2010.