Thousands of Luxembourgish Scouts and international Scouts, including a good number of BP Fellows and members of the WSF Board, gathered at the municipal park to witness HRH Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume assume the role of Chief Scout of the Scouts of Luxembourg, a role previously held by his late grandfather, Grand Duke Jean, who served as Chief Scout for 74 years.
HRH Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume took up the role and made his Scout Promise alongside Scouts and Guides from the two Associations in the Grand Duchy which make up Scouting in Luxembourg: the Fédération Nationale des Eclaireurs et Eclaireuses du Luxembourg (FNEL) and the Lëtzebuerger Guiden a Scouten (LGS). Together, through around 85 local groups, they deliver Scouting and Guiding to more than 7500 young people throughout the country.
In his speech, the new Chief Scout emphasised the underlying values of Scouting: respect for nature and the environment, team spirit, tolerance, solidarity with fellow citizens and the desire for a fairer society.
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