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Christmas gifts

Dec 14, 2011   //   by admin   //   News  //  No Comments

Dear participants of “The Leadership” project!

As you probably remember, the first subpart is finishing very soon. We hope to find your results in the blogs. Also, don’t forget about Christmas gifts! It’s time to make and send them to your friends from other patrols!

We have organized a lottery, which helped us to decide to what patrol every patrol is sending a Christmas present.

So please send your mail addresses to vsegdakotov[at] as soon as possible and we will give this information to your partner.

How to write a postal address:

address line 1: the name of the patrol and oа its formal leader; address line 2: street address; address line 3: any address specifics (optional) (i.e. Suite number 100 or Second Floor, etc.); address line 4: city and zip/postal index; address line 5: country name Here’re the results of the lottery: Tallin1 – Perm Tallin2 – Kaliningrad Jõhvi – Petrozavodsk Vilnius – St-Petersburg ORUR Visaginas – St-Petersburg NORS

Good luck!

GAME/RALLY: Rally at the Mall

Dec 1, 2011   //   by louise   //   GAME, News, Rally, Sindal (ICOM)  //  No Comments

Does a rally have to take place in the nature? Here’s a game I thought up one year when my scouts were tired of getting sent out in nature and needed a different kind of challenge:


GAME: Flash Your Scarf

Nov 28, 2011   //   by louise   //   GAME, News, Sindal (ICOM)  //  No Comments

A scarf can be the whole identity of a scout. It may mark our country, our troop, the patrol we’re in, the people we belong with. It tells others that we are scouts and live by the words: proud to be scout. I have been wearing my scarf in Russia, in England, in Schwitzerland, in Estonia, between the dunes of Skagen, in the middle of Amsterdam. This is who I am. Others see me and suddenly someone walks up to me: Hey! You’re a scout! Where are you from and what are you doing here?

First introductions of ICOM

Nov 7, 2011   //   by admin   //   News  //  No Comments

Hi people! How it is going? Hope to see your first task on site very soon!

And here you can see some of the ICOM (International Committee of Leadership project). Please meet Louise from Denmark and Katja, Dima and Julia (and little Leo) from Russia.

First tasks

Oct 5, 2011   //   by louise   //   News  //  No Comments

MEETING YOU PHASE 1st of October – 31st of December

First of all a warm welcome to the Leadership Project. We hope this project will challenge you and give your leader skills and scouting something new.

First Task: It has 4 parts. In your patrol you arrange a meeting and then you plan your tasks from there onwards. If you want to, you can invite one team-member from the Leadership Project to your first meeting/or online, so as to help you get started. On you first meeting in your patrol, we would like you to make a time table for when you are going to finish off the different parts and send them to info(a) :

Soon, very soon my friends

Sep 22, 2011   //   by louise   //   News  //  No Comments

I am currently writing from a basement with a lousy internet connection, Northern Jutland, Denmark. These days the mailboxes of our ICOM (our international head ‘patrol’) is filling up with applications for the project. Of course we are hoping to have a full 100 people joining our project. But less can do, as long as they are willing to be challenged. In the head patrol we have been discussing and planning since February and it is funny to finally reach the time when we are going to DO something and not just talk about it.

The feeling must be even better to the two parents of this brain child. Personally, I am looking forward to meeting some of all of you, getting mails, answering questions, inspirering and scouting with you, in life on the internet. We are, after all, modern scouts.

So, lets do some modern scouting!

Speeding it up…

Jul 28, 2011   //   by louise   //   News  //  No Comments

About one week ago I had a meeting on MSN, it had to be quick, because I needed to meet with a friend for the first time in a year at 12. So we began at 10:00, seeing how much we could manage in two hours. We wrote in two languages to speed it up. It is, after all, an intercultural project we are working with, so mixing languages between English, Estonian and Russian only made it even more relevant. How to ease the process? Because let’s admit it: None of us became youth leaders in order to do more paperwork. We did it for the challenge, the work with the young people, the inspiration it gives you.