Interamerican Scout Conference 2016

To get into better contact with the Interamerican Scout Region we joined the Interamerican Scout Conference, which took place in Houston from 26–29 October. At the conference, Göran Hagerdahl from World Scout Bureau gave a presentation on preliminary conclusions from the Duty-to-God-Survey earlier this year. Here is one slide about how the answers on religious affiliation distribute: I am also happy to have had the chance to talk to the Asociación de Guías y Scouts de Costa Rica and to the União dos Escoteiros do Brasil about what we do as CPGS. »

European Guide and Scout Conference 2016

CPGS joined the European Guide and Scout Conference at Oslofjord Convention Centre. We had a CPGS-lunch with the members present at the conference (and with other people interested); Annette and Adrien presented the current status of CPGS and we had a joint exchange of thoughts and plans. The new regional plan of WOSM Europe has “Diversity & Inclusion” which includes Peace Education through spiritual development and dialogue (again) as one of its strategic priorities. »

CPGS was at the 23rd World Scout Jamboree

Nine people from four different countries were in the protestant tent to anime, explain, exchange around protestantism, religions and habits of many cultures. The Protestant tent began by an exhibition about protestantism in the world showing the global spread, the main currents of protestantism and the explanation of the five solas, which are the common fundamentals of numerous protestant currents. The exhibition focused on the reformer Luther and his 95 theses as it will be the anniversary of 500 years of the reformation in 2017. »

World Scout Interreligious Forum 2014 in Paris

From 2–4 of December World Scout Interreligious Forum came together in Paris to its yearly meeting. It was attended by representatives of several religions: Besides the Protestants there were Catholic and Orthodox Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Won-Buddhists, and Sikhs. The meeting was also attended by Göran Hägerdal as representative of the World Scout Bureau, Kenji Takarabe of the World Scout Jamboree Office, and Patrice Brodeur of KAIICID. The main topic of the meeting was the Faiths & Beliefs Zone at the upcoming Jamboree in Japan next year. »

General assembly 24-26 Oct 2014

Every three years, CPGS comes together to its General Assembly. At the weekend 24–26 October 2014 we met at Lutherstadt Wittenberg, the small city sout of Berlin, where Luther’s reformation began 497 years ago. After the report about the last triennium the members present (Finland, France, and Germany) introduced each other to their activities in the spiritual dimension. An important topic was the vision for CPGS: All agreed that CPGS should have more members to be able to be more active. »

Past Activities

World Scout Conference 2014 (reported by Inka Hopsu) CPGS organized together with ICCS and DESMOS an ecumenical peace prayer. CPGS had stand with posters and members had CPGS t-shirts to build up visibility. CPGS took part of formulating Joint statement of World Scout Interreligious Forum CPGS took part of Jamboree preparation meeting. CPGS took part of Interreligious Forum meeting. CPGS took part of DESMOS meeting. CPGS took part of IFJS Sabbath celebrations. »