In this very simple dialogue the meeting of two deep desires emerges: that of a man that seeks God and that of a God willing to open the treasures of his house to every man. Thus these two words “Come and see” resonates in us like a personal call of Jesus to follow him. He who lights up the path of our lives and strengthens our thirst.
The young guides and scouts are invited to explore the foundations of European scouting and the lives of their European brothers and sisters. It’s thus the law and the promise, the values lived and shared by all members of the International Union of Guides and Scouts of Europe, which invites you to “come and see”: the law and the Promise are a fundamental of European scouting and shape the way of life of young people.
The Eurojam in 2014 is also a highly symbolic event that takes place under the patronage of Robert Schuman, one of the fathers of Europe, whose beatification is advancing quickly. The Eurojam 2014 that takes place during the centenary of the First World War must remain an unforgettable experience for the 10000 young European scout peacemakers.
Europe will be built through concrete achievements which first create a de facto solidarity
She has transmitted an authentic real spirituality where everything is based on the trust in the love of Christ.
The poorer you become, the more Jesus will love you… it is confidence, nothing but confidence that leads to Love.
During the year, the young guides and scouts have chosen their game and have prepared themselves to participate as actors. An excellent way to discover the five goals of Scouting that must structure the big game.
Recognize themselves in a common scout style
Experience the same “scout style” as the unifying pivot of sharing different traditions and experiences.
Found a new Europe
The meeting between young people belonging to the “two lungs” of Europe (Western and Eastern Europe) – that political choices have separated for decades – carries a call for unity and a message of defiance to build an always more united Europe.
Son of the same Father
The certainty of being son of the same Father gathers us together beyond our common European citizenship. The same Christian roots call us to unite beyond our belonging to different churches. Guides and Scouts are expected to approach a personal reconciliation with God through the sacrament of confession.
The pilgrimage will take place the 5, 6, 7 and 8 of August 2014.
• 1959 in Wasserfall in the Federal Republic of Germany with 150 participants.
• 1960 in Saint-Loup de Naud, close to Provins in the Paris region in France with 200 participants.
• 1962 in Botassart in Belgium with 250 participants
• 1964 in Marburg an der Lahn in the Federal Republic of Germany with 400 participants
• 1968 in Kergonan in Bretagne in France with 700 participants
• 1969 in Tholey in the Federal Republic of Germany with close to 1000 participants
For the International Union of Guides and Scouts of Europe the Eurojam is the equivalent to the Jamboree.
The terminology was first seen in the revues of the movement in the early 1980s and the first EUROJAM took place in France in 1984.