Union Internationale des Guides et Scouts d'Europe - F.S.E
We offer a traditional and exciting program for boys and girls within our units and within the new Northmount School group who are members Federation of North-American Explorers (FNE). We are proud members of a unique movement known as the Union Internationale des Guides et Scouts d'Europe - FSE. Our brother group - the 1st Northstar group operating in Philidelphia USA now offers programs for both a male timber wolf den and a female timber wolf den.
This movement just like our group and our Canadian and American based home movement is in no way affiliated with, nor members of Scouts Canada, the WOSM, Girl Guides of Canada, Boy Scouts of America or the Girl Scouts of America or any other similar youth organizations.
We are the only non European English speaking members of the FSE. All members and countries share a similar uniform, progression program, being faithful to God (presented from a Catholic faith perspective), ideals and objectives.
In September of 2003 our International Association FSE received formal recognition from the Holy See through a document entitled "PONTIFICIUM CONSILIUM PRO LAICIS 1130/03/AIC - 15a" signed by James Francis Cardinal Stafford. This decree or formal recognition extends to all 20 member countries including ourselves in Canada. In September of 2008 we received further recognition of our movement as follows:
PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR THE LAITY
Vatican, September 11th 2008
Dear Mr. Franchi de’ Cavalieri,
In answer to your letter dated January 12th 2008, and at the end of the period of approval ad experimentum of the Union Internationale des Guides et Scouts d’Europe – Fédération du Scoutisme Européen (UIGSE-FSE), the Pontifical Council for the Laity, noticing the precious contribution brought by the Union in the field of youth pastoral, is happy to send you, attached, the Decree of recognition of the UIGSE-FSE and a copy of this decree, duly certified by this Dicastery.
Thanking you for all the work done, I wish that the definitive approval of the statutes may give a new apostolic impulse to the activities undertaken by this Federation.
Sincerely yours in the Lord.
+ Josef Clemens, Secretary
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