Arrival at the Euromoot
Thibault van den Bosche, Alexandra Marchewicz, Thomas Kröger
We met a small group from Slovakia on their first camp-site in Aquapendente. We talked to Rebeka, Noémi, Eva, Katarína, Helena, Ema and Tereza who came with three other groups from Slovakia to participate in the Euromoot. The journey by bus was long, but good. Next week, the guides will walk together with a group from Spain and a group from Switzerland. “We are so excited to be here! We expect to strengthen our scout fraternity beyond the borders and to make a lot of new friends!”
In Assisi, we met two rovers from Belgium, Petro and Adrien. Even though they had to walk in the mountains under boiling Italian sun, they couldn’t help smiling. Why? „Because being together is the most important thing, and this experience is given only once in a lifetime.“ For Pedro and Adrien there was no doubt about that. Euromoot is a meeting nobody should miss. „Because it is a highlight of being a scout“, as the interviewees reassured us. The pilgrimage to Assisi was a moment of bonding with their twin clan from Italy. When asked what surprised them the most about the twinning, they replied without hesitation: „their motivation to keep going, no matter what.“
In Casamari, we meet Capucine, the Fire leader of Clermont-Ferrand, France, together with 14 senior
What is your route plan for the Euromoot?
We plan to walk alone for the first three days, in order to deepen our friendships and strengthen our
relationships among sister guides. For the next three days, we will walk with our twinned fire from
Germany to get a better understanding of the European aspect of our scouting.
Has the Euromoot ever surprised you?
Oh yes! To be honest, it was not planned to stop here, I thought this point would not be open yet,
but when we arrived on the spot, it showed that it was already open, we are very happy to be here,
with the other guides.
What do you expect from Euromoot?
-We would like to enjoy the European dimension of the Federation of European Scouting, I think that
this is our main goal.
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