Discover our world
Every human being can think, has feelings and values; each one is aware of his individuality and wonders about himself and his world. FNEL respects this human dimension and calls it spirituality. We want to discover, respect and develop this dimension in ourselves and in others.
We support one another, helping each other is encouraged and we participate in national and international aid projects.
FNEL is committed to the fundamental democratic values; it is politically independent and encourages each individual to form his or her own opinion and to stand by their beliefs. A Scout should make a careful analysis of socio-political issues, be open to new ideas and oppose inhuman trends.
FNEL is a secular movement. We learn about moral and ethical values while encouraging free thinking and mutual tolerance. Philosophical and religious beliefs remain a personal choice.
By living in community with each other in a group, we learn to be tolerant. International activities generate friendships and openness towards other cultures.
We are democratic, everyone may and should take part in discussions.
The Scout methods are based on the ideas of Lord Robert Baden-Powell of Gilwell. The Scout methods are the recipe by which we function. Play and fun are the added seasoning to scouting.
LEARNING BY DOING +
By doing things themselves in an age-adapted programme, Scouts develop their talents and skills. They learn about all the dimensions of their selves: body, spirit and character. Learning from role models and their own mistakes helps them develop personally. One part of this Learning By Doing method involves games.
Through games and life in and with nature, we learn to understand our role in the eco-system. From an early age we learn to respect nature and to actively protect the environment.
In small groups we are exposed to social dimensions. Boys and girls get to experience scouting in a joint programme. Young and old work together, respecting each other and benefitting from different ideas, experiences and opinions. This is why ours is a strong movement that never stands still.
Through scouting, one can become independent and learn to make decisions.
In the course of their development, Scouts develop an increasing sense of responsibility. Through their commitment as Scouts, they take more responsibility for their environment, their fellow human beings and themselves. They realise that they themselves and everyone else have rights and duties, which can and should be exercised in the Scout spirit.
The Scout spirit expects us to volunteer; our commitment is voluntary, based on conviction and unpaid. Volunteering is important for scouting because it allows us to be independent.
Traditions are passed on from old to young and maintain the connection between the generations. We wear an uniform which represents our unity. We use symbols and ceremonies which give our activities recurring themes. Traditions must not be a barrier, rather they should build bridges along the Scout’s path. This is why they must be adapted to the spirit of the time.
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SCOUTS ARE THE WORLD’S LARGEST NETWORK FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE BETWEEN 6 AND 26, WHERE YOU CAN SPEND A LIFETIME DEVELOPPING YOUR OWN SKILLS, DISCOVERING AND LEARNING BY TRYING THINGS YOURSELF .
40 Million Scouts and Guides worldwide
216 countries and territories
One idea – TOGETHER FOR A BETTER WORLD