The 13th annual national gathering of the Indian Scout and Guide Fellowship was a great and exciting event. It was held from 12th to 14th April 2019 at the hill city of Lonavala near Mumbai, India. The Maharashtra State SGF together with its Lonavala Guild organized it at Hotel United-21 Retreat.
A training course about Media and Communication was held by NSGF Libya on 9-13 March 2019 on the island of Djerba, Tunisia.
The Bangladesh Scout and Guide Fellowship held again their picnic on January 26, 2019.
On the auspicious occasion of Constitution Day 19 October 2018, the Government of Nepal has awarded Shree Ram Lamichhane, the National President of the Nepal Scout and Guide Fellowship.
The B-P Scout Guild Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, organized a Boys camp at Ruby’s Jungle Retreat at Templers Park on 18 – 19 August 2018. Rubiah is the wife of one of our guild members and the Jungle Retreat is named after her. Ms Jasmine Cleetus, our committee member, who was the coordinator, invited 18 under privileged boys from her school for this wonderful experience. This gave them an opportunity to experience outdoor life and camping.
This year Slovakia had hosted the 22nd gathering of the three countries around the Tatra mountains in Spisská Nová Ves – Smizany, Slovakia from 27th to 30 September 2018.
On 26 November 1942 the ship Donau sailed from Oslo, Norway, with 532 Jews on board. They were sent to Auschwitz. At the same time a rescue operation was begun. Around 1000 persons – including 500 Jews – were smuggled from Oslo across the border to safety in neutral Sweden. A market gardener, Rolf Syversen, organised the action, known as Carl Fredriksens Transport. In 2013 a memorial park was opened near to the site of the market garden.
On Sunday, November 25, 2018, the section of the Paris region of FAAS (Federation of Friends and Alumni of French Scouting), the National Scout and Guide Fellowship (NSGF) in France, celebrated the Fellowship Day; with a few days late, of course, but what does it matter!