French Minister for Youth Addresses General Assembly of Scouts et Guides de France
This weekend, Scouts et Guides de France, one of the five National Scout Associations in France, held its Annual General Assembly at the Centre Scout de Jambville. Delegates from local Groups and Territories (equivalent of districts in other associations) gathered for four days to receive a series of statutory reports and to discuss the strategic direction for the coming years.
The Hon. Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, Minister for Rights of Women, Cities, Youth and Sports in the French Government, was present and addressed the assembly (she is seen wearing a white tee-shirt in the photo). In her remarks, the minister underlined the importance and fundamental role of popular educations movements, such as Scouting, in the development of young people to responsible citizens.
Andrea and Chip, from the European Scout Committee, also attended the meeting and gave updates on recent developments in the European Scout Region.
(image (c) Mme Vallaud-Belkacem 2014)