International Scouting events in Zurich and Kandersteg


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HRH the Hereditary Grand Duke participated last week in a series of Scouting events in Zurich and Kandersteg. The international Scouting Centre of Kandersteg, created at a time, in 1923, when the world emerged from a terrible war, from division and conflict., is bringing together young people from different nationalities and diverse cultures from all over the world.

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Two weeks after his trip to the United Nations in New York, Prince Guillaume underlined the Scouts' active role in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals:

Scouting stands for the leading educational youth movement empowering 57 million young people, adult leaders and volunteers to be active global citizens and agents of change.
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On Saturday, the Prince chaired his last Board meeting of the World Scout Foundation, ending his two-year mandate at the head of the Foundation. In his speech, the Prince thanked HM the King Carl Gustaf of Sweden, honorary chair, for supporting his election, and the WSF staff involved during his time as Chairman.

I feel very honored to have had this opportunity to serve World Scouting and I would very much thank Your Majesty for having encouraged me to seize this unique chance. […] It has truly been a pleasure and an honor to be working with each and every one of you during these two years.

The Prince will pursue his commitment to the Foundation as passed chair and board member.

The King, the Prince, the Baden-Powell Fellows, some of whom came from Luxembourg, and the local Scouts ended a busy week around a friendly campfire.

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