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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.

Visit to my Norwegian Twinning contact

Scouting_Museum_NorwayWhilst visiting my pen pal in Oslo recently I had the opportunity to visit the Norwegian St. George guild office located in the Guide and Scout Headquarters in the city and to meet up with Bjorg Walstad, a member of the St. George-Guild International Committee.

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Twinning between The Netherlands and Germany

Twinning_weekend_NL_DEThe council of the Dutch National Scout and Guide Fellowship (NSGF), called Plus-scouts Nederland, and the German NSGF, called Verband Deutscher Altpfadfindergilden e.V. (VDAPG), held recently a Twinning weekend in the Netherlands.

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50 years Jubilee India Scout and Guide Fellowship

Golden_Gathering_IndiaFrom 8 to 10th January 2010 the 50th anniversary will be held of the India Scout and Guide Fellowship which was founded in 1959.

The organization invites all ISGF registered members in India and members outside India to join the celebration. This special Golden Gathering marks this jubilee of the India Scout and Guide Fellowship.

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