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Confédération Européenne de Scoutisme
Confédération Européenne de Scoutisme
Headquarters Belgium
Country International
Founded November 12, 1978
President Brian Cockburn
Confédération Européenne de Scoutisme

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Known in English as the Confederation of European Scouts, the Confédération Européenne de Scoutisme was formed in Brussels, Belgium on November 12, 1978, and is based in Belgium. CES stresses the European dimension of their Scouting program and that CES provides the "authentic Scouting of Baden-Powell". The CES is a confederation of national federations. The CES is a split off of the Union Internationale des Guides et Scouts d'Europe; it left the UIGSE after controversies about the importance of religious elements in the single associations' programs and co-education[1] . The exact number of members of the CES is unknown.

Member organizations

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CES has national federations in:[2]

  • Member
    • Belgium - Europe et Scoutisme - 10 groups (3 Sea Scout groups)[3]
    • Germany - Bund Europäischer Pfadfinder (BEP, founded 1952) - 3 groups [4]
    • Italy - Federazione Scautistica Italiana - Federazione del Movimento Scout Italiano (FSI) - unknown
    • Netherlands - Federatie Scouting Europa Nederland (FSE) - no active group
    • United Kingdom - European Scout Federation (British Association) (FSE) - 12 groups
  • Friend

The following organizations were listed as members in 2002, but their current status is unknown:[5]

  • France - Fédération Française de Scoutisme (FFDS, founded 1970); umbrella federation
    • France/Alsace - Fédération du Scoutisme Européen Alsace (FSE Alsace, all known active groups are located in Germany near Mannheim)
    • France/Picardie - Guides et Scouts St Bernard
    • France/Picardie - Scouts de la Forêt de Brocéliande
    • France/Champagne - Scouts Libres Européens
  • Poland - Związek Harcerstwa Rzeczypospolitej (ZHR, associate member)
  • Spain - Confederación Española de Federaciones y Asociaciones Scouts; umbrella federation[6]
    • Spain/nationwide - Federación de Asociaciones Scouts Baden-Powell (SBP)
    • Spain/Andalusia - Asociación de Guías y Scouts ASA - Andalucía (ASA)

A former member is the Italian Federazione del Movimento Scout Italiano (until June 2006 Federazione Scautistica Italiana; FEDERSCOUT), which left the CES in 2008 joining the World Federation of Independent Scouts.

Until 1996 the CES had a member in Portugal, the Associação das Guias e Escuteiros da Europa (Guide and Scout Association of Europe)[7], which left joining the UIGSE.


The Eurojam is the Scouting jamboree of the CES.[7]

Year Location, Country Theme/Name Attendance Annotations
1981 Bramhope, United Kingdom - 700
1985 Hosenbachtal (near Niederhosenbach), Germany Pierre de Lumière (Stone of Light) > 600
1989 Heeze, The Netherlands Environment and Pollution ~ 1,000[8]
1993 Olloy-sur-Viroin, Belgium Tales and Legends 1,372
1997 Bassano Romano, Italy Let us help Europe to develop 1,645
2002 Thoresby Hall, United Kingdom Robin Hood and his merry men 417 planned for 2001 but postponed to 2002 due to the "2001 United Kingdom foot-and-mouth crisis"[9]
2006[10] Hauenstein, Germany Vier Elemente (Four Elements) 400 originally planned for 2005 in Spain[11]
2010[12] Villers-sur-Lesse, Belgium Belgian comics


  1. "FSE Alsace Geschichte". Retrieved 2009-11-30. 
  2. "Confédération Européenne de Scoutisme - National Federations". Retrieved 2009-11-16. 
  3. "Europe et Scoutisme - Les Groupes". Retrieved 2009-11-25. 
  4. "Bund Europäischer Pfadfinder - der BEP". Retrieved 2009-11-25. 
  5. "Liste des membres de Confédération Européenne de Scoutisme" (PDF). European Commission. 2002-11-07. Retrieved 2007-02-13. 
  6. The Spanish federation was dissolved in 2006; both organisations are now independent.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Histoire de la Confédération Européenne de Scoutisme" (PDF). CES. Retrieved 2009-11-30. 
  8. "Geschiedenis van de Ashanti groep". Retrieved 2009-11-20. 
  9. "Impulsnachrichten 2001/II".,4644c4ebe5e7c461c7423d90d229de21/. Retrieved 2009-11-30. 
  10. "Eurojam 2006". Retrieved 2009-11-30. 
  11. "CEFASEUROJAM ' 2005 -SPAIN-". Retrieved 2009-11-30. 
  12. "CES EUROJAM presentation". Retrieved 2009-11-30. 

External links

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