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24th June 2014



Dear Leader,

 

You are reading the 8th issue of the Eurojam newsletter.

 

Included you will find information about:

-  twinned activities (point 1)

-  Venite et Ludite (e. g. about free buses) (point 2)

- Bivouac colors (point 3)

- the Eurojam Reporter Badge (point 4)

- links to previous newsletters.

 

Also attached are some reminders from the Quipo team (point 5) and the postal system for Eurojam (point 6).

1.Twining / why, how, when

 

Meaning of twining - to get to know other scouts and live the real brotherhood of scouting! A twin is your brother, sister, somebody close to you! Sharing one law and one promise which is put into action in all the countries that you may find on Eurojam!

Open your mind and your horizons – get to know other cultures – take away all kinds of barriers – live of this great action of peace and faith in Jesus Christ!

 

WE STILL HAVE 6 WEEKS!!!

 

Let’s help our guides and scouts to live a real international brotherhood. Let‘s give them opportunity to know your countries traditions better while transmitting it to others. Let‘s overcome the language barrier and help them find different ways of communicating. Remind each guide/scout to to put their own personal energy into the twinning meetings.

You can give your patrols some hints in order to make the twinings a successful. Remember, they will work only if you turn them into a game within your unit.

 

Means of communication: skype meeting, social media (facebook), YouTube for videos, Google+, Picasa, e-mails, traditional letters by post…

Ways of communication: text, draw pictures, photos, videos, collage, montage, useful links…

Topics for communication: presentations of countries, presentation of unit/patrol/each member, photo/video montages on different topics…

 

LABORATE (usually 2 patrols, twice during the camp) – technical workshops – guidelines for patrol leaders:

-         firstagree where will you meet (who is the host)

-          do you know have typical countries clothing, traditions, souvenirs?

-          Examples:

o   Send pictures or short descriptions of typical souvenirs. Maybe other patrol would like to learn how to make them?

o   Maybe you can share your scouting techniques and  secrets – what is the most difficult scout knot you how know to tie?

o   Etc.

 

GAUDETE (usually 3 patrols, once during the camp) – festive dinner and campfire – guidelines for patrol leaders:

-          agree where will you meet (who is the host)

-          Do you know what the other countries traditional dishes are? Maybe you would like to taste something from another country. Maybe you can try to cook something simple, but traditional?

-          Do you know the other countries traditional songs, games, dances? Can you teach others?

-          Decide who will lead the camp fire (maybe campfire specialist of each patrol can join together lead the evening program?)

-          Decide what you will do: sketch, song, dance. Bring lyrics if needed.

-          Be sure that every patrol member has a duty during the evening: for the dinner the chef/cook for course, for the campfire important persons will be the musician, the game master etc.

-          Examples:

o   You can exchange traditional recipes with photos or videos

o   You can share a YouTube video of traditional folk songs / dances / games

o   Prepare and exchange songs for the camp fire.

o   Etc.

 

 

Meeting point for Laborate and Gaudete:

-          if your patrol is a guest – all patrol come on time to twin patrols bivouac flags square.

-          if you are a host – the patrol leader (or deputy) goes to his bivouac flag square with the patrol flag. Meet the guest patrol and bring them back to patrol corner.

 

NB. Every patrol needs to know his and his twined patrol bivouac name. Make sure, you print this data before the camp!

 

ADIUNGITE (usually 2 units, once or twice during the camp)

-          Suggested meeting point – host units bivouac flag square.

-          Discuss the rules before EJ (this will save time when you meet)

-          Translate rules in advance if necessary

-          Examples:

o   Olympic games, sport

o   Cultural activity

o   Explore nature

o   Etc.

2. Venite et Ludite!!! / Mission, Region or Unit day

 

What will you do on Unit day? Not many units have given us their answer... So registration for LUDITE is prolonged until 30th June.

 

3 options remain:

  • Mission day

  • Region visit

  • Unit day (inside or outside the camp)

 

If you don‘t tell us anything by then we will consider that you have chosen a Unit day within unit inside the campsite.

 

If you choose the Mission day, you can benefit from a bus that is paid for by the local community, so it is free of charge for your unit!

 

Normandy will welcome more than 12 000 European guides and scouts. They will have a fantastic week, full of adventure, games, dinners, twinings… Why not to get to know local community?

Orne municipalities, their inhabitants: youth, families, elderly people, service, discovery of local jobs, fraternal moment, animation in the Church… All this can become your unit‘s adventure!

Proposed program which can be changed on agreement between YOU and the Mayor of the community.

 

10:30   arrival

11:00   service

12:30   lunch with the inhabitants (scout animation)

14:00   activities

16:30   teatime together

17:00   animation in the Church

17:30   departure

 

So, why not go outside the camp to meet and serve the local people?

 

Awaiting your decision urgently!

3. The colors of the bivouacs

 

Here you can find the "official colours" for your subcamp/bivouac.

 

The principle is :

- one dark or bright colour for the subcamp

- one light colour for the bivouac

- each patrol, unit team, bivouac team must "mark" their equipment with these colours (painting, ribbons...)

- these colours will appear on the personal badges of each guide/scout (the "Eurojampass")

 

Subcamps :

 

Foederis Arca

Dark red

Ianua Caeli

Navy blue

Mater Boni Consilii

Fushia

Mater Purissima

Bright apple green

Regina Pacis

Bright yellow

Sancta Dei Genitrix

Purple

Speculum Iustitiae

Bright orange

Stella Matutina

Dark grey

Sedes Sapientiae

Kaki

Turris Davidica

Dark brown

Virgo Clemens

Bright blue

 

Bivouacs :

 

Bivouac n°1

Light green

Bivouac n°2

Light grey

Bivouac n°3

Light brown

Bivouac n°4

Light orange

Bivouac n°5

Light yellow

Bivouac n°6

Light red

Bivouac n°7

Light blue

Bivouac n°8

Light purple

4. Eurojam News Reporter/ Badge

 

How to communicate with the others during the Eurojam without mobile phones or Internet? How to communicate with the others in the forest?

There is a solution. Each day you will be able to read  the latest scout news in the daily Eurojam newspaper. It is your internal means of communication with the scout’s world.  

 

You can write an article to Eurojam newspaper. Tell everybody how your Eurojam day is, share your experience with the others. Be a part of current, polyphonic chronicle of Eurojam. Be part of the creation of a material archive of this Eurojam.

 

Eurojam Newspaper Reporter Badge

 

Basic part

1. You have written an article for the paper about your patrol’s Eurojam life (150 words).

2. You have met the Eurojam newspaper editor. You have respected editor’s comments, and rewritten your article on the computer.

 

Choose 4 of these 8 tasks

1. You have translated your article (written in your national language) to English or French.

2. You have brought to the editor office a photo to with your article (it was a photo from your camera or from your patrol’s chronicle).

3. You have undertaken an interview with two other patrols from diffrent countries about their regions.

4. You have made a drawing of the Eurojam camp for the Eurojam newspaper or your patrol’s chronicle.

5. You know how to say “Good morning”, “Goodbye” and “Thank you” in 7 languages. You have used some of those expressions at Eurojam.

6. You have described (in the patrol’s chronicle) how you have been preparing for Eurojam with your patrol.

7. You have undertaken an interview with your twin patrol about their preparation for Eurojam.

8. You have described the history of one of your twin patrols.

 

If the Court of Honor confirms that you have achieved the badge, your bivouac or unit leader can collect a badge for you from the editors office.

5. Quipo reminders

 

We would like to remind you that, for each participant (guides, scouts, volunteers, commissioners, priests...) the following documents are MANDATORY to enter the Eurojam camp: health sheets, ID card, European health card and photo. All documents should be uploaded in Quipo before the 30th June. The registration and welcoming team will be uncompromising on this point due to safety constraints. Thank you for your efforts on this topic, we really want each of you to be able to share this huge event!

 

6. The Eurojam post system



Receiving and sending letters on Eurojam? It is possible.

How to address a letter to somebody at the Eurojam camp:

 

Camp Eurojam 2014

Name of subcamp, n° of bivouac

N° of the Unit + name of the Unit

First Name, Family Name

F - 61550 St Evroult ND du bois

 

A concrete example :

 

Camp Eurojam 2014

Sancta Dei Genitrix 1

6ème Rouen

Marie Durand

F - 61550 St Evroult ND du bois

 

Advices for parents:

 

Please limit big packages, they take up too much space in the delivery truck & they are very hard for the bivouac leaders to deliver .

 

It will be also be possible for the guides/scouts to send letters from Eurojam. Some French stamps will be available on location, plan to have some €uros to buy them.

 

Pedagogical Information for Bivouac Leaders :

 

Mail will be delivered at same time as the new batteries for the radios directly to the bivouacs. All before 18:00.

Mail will be delivered by bivouac, it is up to the bivouac team to dispatch the mail to the units. The bivouac leader will give the mail to each unit leader during bivouac's Council. Then the unit leaders gives the mail to each patrol during the Chief's council.

 

It is up to each Bivouac's Leader to have a "post box" to gather the mail "to be sent" by guides/scouts and to give it to the "radio team": when they drop off the mail, they collect the mail to be sent.

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Newsletter 5

Newsletter 6

Newsletter 7

 

We invite you to be a big community of prayer and action! The Eurojam preparation prayer can be found in all languages at: http://uigse-fse.org/fr/priere/

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask your green branch national commissioners!

 

The new more informative version of Eurojam website helps you stay up to date with Eurojam most current posts: http://www.eurojam.eu

 

Yours in scouting,


The Eurojam Preparation Team

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