The 16th FOSE Gathering

  • This year's Annual Gathering took place on 9-12 October 2014 in Lithuania. You can find information on former Gatherings using the menubar: Gatherings
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FOSE Gatherings

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INVITATION TO THE 16TH ANNUAL GATHERING OF THE FRIENDS OF SCOUTING IN EUROPE, Lithuania, 9 – 12 October 2014

Download information in the PDF filelink - Use the application form on this website: FOSE Gathering, or download a MS Word document

The FOSE Annual Gathering takes place every year in October, each time in a different country of Central and Eastern Europe. The purpose of the Annual Gathering is to allow Friends of Scouting in Europe to get to see for themselves the realities in which Scouting in Central and Eastern Europe operates. It is also an occasion to get acquainted with the local Scouting.

In 2013, the 15th Annual Gathering took place in in Slovenia. The programme included visits to various parts of Slovenia and encounters with Slovenian Scouts. Among the places visited were Ljubljana, Ptuj and the National Scout Centre of Slovenia, the "Forest School" near Bled.

More than 40 Friends of Scouting in Europe took part in the gathering.
A number of new Friends were recognised during the weekend.

This year's Annual Gathering will take place on 9-12 October 2014 in Lithuania.

 

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INVITATION TO THE 14TH ANNUAL GATHERING OF THE FRIENDS OF SCOUTING IN EUROPE, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 11 – 14 October 2012

The 14th annual gathering of the Friends of Scouting in Europe will this year take place in the south of Europe, in Sarajevo, one of the liveliest cities in the Balkans, and the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina - a country of rich history, with many cultural treasures and wonderful nature. The now close to 400 "Friends of Scouting in Europe", devoted to helping Scouting in Central and Eastern Europe to further grow and develop, are happy to invite their members with families and guests to this gathering. Participants will have the opportunity to visit and learn about the many facets of this fascinating and welcoming country, to meet with other members and get to know this country’s very active Scout associations. 

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INVITATION TO THE 13TH ANNUAL GATHERING OF THE FRIENDS OF SCOUTING IN EUROPE, Tallinn, Estonia, 6 – 9 October 2011

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The 13th annual gathering of the Friends of Scouting in Europe will this year take place on the Baltic Sea, in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. There are many good reasons why Tallinn has been named “cultural capital of Europe 2011” – the medieval old town, the famous Kadriorg park and palace, the nearby Laahema national park with its great nature and old manor houses  - just some of the places on the programme of this weekend’s exclusively organised visits.

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THE 12TH ANNUAL GATHERING OF THE FRIENDS OF SCOUTING IN EUROPE, Lake Ohrid, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, 14 –17 October 2010

Invitation

The 12th annual gathering of the Friends of Scouting in Europe will this year take place in the city of Ohrid, on the shores of the famous Lake Ohrid, one of Europe’s largest and oldest lakes and a UNESCO world heritage site. The visit of the lake area with its many historic sites and the capital city of Skopje, will be just two of the many interesting excursions and exclusively organised visits during this annual gathering.

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THE 11TH ANNUAL GATHERING OF THE FRIENDS OF SCOUTING IN EUROPE, Kotor, Montenegro, 8 - 11 October 2009

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The 11th Annual Gathering of the Friends of Scouting in Europe will this year take place near the beautiful town of Kotor in Montenegro. The visit of the bay of Kotor, a UNESCO world heritage region, will be just one of the many interesting excursions and exclusively organised visits during this annual Gathering.

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THE 10TH ANNUAL GATHERING OF THE FRIENDS OF SCOUTING IN EUROPE, Sümeg / Lake Balaton, Hungary, 16 - 19 October 2008

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The 10th annual gathering of the Friends of Scouting in Europe will take place this year in the lake Balaton region of Hungary. The historical town of Sümeg will be the starting point for many interesting excursions and exclusively organised visits in this beautiful part of Hungary.

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THE 9TH ANNUAL GATHERING OF THE FRIENDS OF SCOUTING IN EUROPE, Belgrade, Serbia, 18 - 21 October 2007

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36 Friends of Scouting in Europe (FOSE) enjoyed a great extended week-end in Serbia, from 18 – 21 October 2007. As for the previous years, the programme was a good mixture of cultural discovery, meeting with the local Scout Association and Friendship!

The gathering started on Thursday evening with a "Belgrade by night" dinner cruise on the Danube and Sava rivers.

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THE 8TH ANNUAL GATHERING OF THE FRIENDS OF SCOUTING IN EUROPE, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic, 19 - 22 October 2006

Invitation

The 8th annual gathering of the Friends of Scouting in Europe will this year take place in Southern Bohemia, in the UNESCO world heritage town of Cesky Krumlov. The "Friends of Scouting in Europe", numbering now close to 200 and devoted to helping Scouting in Central and Eastern Europe to further grow and develop, are happy to invite their members with families and guests to this gathering.

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The 7th Annual Gathering of the Friends of Scouting in Europe, Wroclaw, Poland, 13- 16 October 2005

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The 7th annual gathering of the Friends of Scouting in Europe took place in the beautiful city of Wroclaw, situated in the Lower Silesian region, the western part of Poland. The "Friends of Scouting in Europe", numbering now close to 200 Friends worldwide, are devoted to helping Scouting in Central and Eastern Europe to further the growth and development in this Region. All the participants had the opportunity to visit and learn about Poland, to meet with other Friends and get to know ZHP (the Polish Scouting and Guiding association, one of the largest associations of the region).

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THE 6TH ANNUAL GATHERING OF THE FRIENDS OF SCOUTING IN EUROPE, Bratislava, Slovakia, 14- 17 October 2004

Invitation

The 6th annual gathering of the Friends of Scouting in Europe will this year take place in the very heart of Europe, in Slovakia. The "Friends of Scouting in Europe", numbering now more than 100 and devoted to helping Scouting in Central and Eastern Europe to further grow and develop, are happy to invite their members with families and guests to this gathering.

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THE 5TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE FRIENDS OF SCOUTING IN EUROPE , Riga, Latvia, 16 - 19 October 2003

Invitation

2003 will already see the 5th annual meeting of the Friends of Scouting in Europe  - an important date in the European Region's annual calendar. The "Friends of Scouting in Europe", a devoted and constantly growing group of persons who actively, through financial and professional support, contribute to the growth of Scouting in Central and Eastern Europe, are happy to invite their members with families and guests to this meeting.

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4th Annual Meeting of the Friends of Scouting in Europe Bucharest, Romania, 17-20 October 2002

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The Friends of Scouting in Europe had an excellent meeting in Romania, from 17th to 20th of October. They had the opportunity to meet with each other, to enjoy the hospitality of the Romanian Scouts, and to visit some of the most famous sights of this beautiful country, especially in Bucharest and in the provinces of Walachia and Transylvania.

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3rd annual meeting of the Friends of Scouting in Europe, Sofia, Bulgaria, 19-21 October 2001

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The Friends of Scouting in Europe had an excellent meeting in Bulgaria, from 19th to 21st October. According to all, that long week-end was a perfect mixture of exciting cultural discovery, enriching exchanges with the Bulgarian Scout Organisation, formal and informal discussions, and, above all, a lot of friendship!

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Photos - 13th Gathering

Photos - 11th Gathering