About the European Scout Foundation

The mission of the European Scout Foundation is:

  • To provide financial support for the development of Scouting in Europe, with a main emphasis on projects of National Scout Organisations in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • To develop the Friends of Scouting in Europe as a means of raising money to support Scout projects. The Friends of Scouting, acting as Ambassadors, also help Scouting grow through their personal contacts and expertise.
  • To increase the endowment capital in order to provide financial support for other activities of the European Scout Region, such as seminars, events, publications and operational support.

How can I contribute to the development of Scouting in Europe? You can help Scouting grow in Europe in many ways:

  • By joining the Friends of Scouting in Europe
  • Financing one or more projects from National Scout Organisations in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Making a direct donation, by cheque or by bank transfer

The European Scout Foundation is ruled under the Swiss law on foundations, exempted of all Swiss taxes, and managed by a Foundation Board in full co-operation with the European Scout Committee of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM).

Officers of the European Scout Foundation:

Country coordinators

Belgium            Luc “Ibis” Rubben
Cyprus              Marios Christou
Denmark          Bjørn Skjelsager & Niels Troels-Smith
Greece              Constantine Tsolakidis
Iceland             Julius Adalsteinsson
Italy                  Paolo Fiora
Luxembourg   Claude Frantzen
Norway            Knut Slettebak
Poland             Agnieszka Pospiszyl
Sweden           Monica & Olle Alsén
UK                   Alan Beavis

Board and officers
Honorary Chairman: Jørgen G Rasmussen
Chairman: Henrik Söderman
Vice-chairman and legal advisor: David Jenny
Treasurer: Walter Hofstetter
Board member, European Scout Committee: Lars Kramm
Board member: Bianca Nesiu-Bedreag
Regional Treasurer: Thankmar Wagner
Board member, Regional Director: David McKee