Ayer se publicó en el formato papel y en el digital una entrevista que me hicieron en el diario Huelva Información unos días antes. Me ha llamado mucho la atención como la misma, siendo una noticia local y enfocada para un medio local, ha tenido obtenido tanta repercusión.
En un primer lugar la misma ha circulado dentro de los canales de información habituales del Movimiento Scout Católico, comenzando por la web de la Asociación Scouts Católicos Huelva hasta llegar a la web de Scouts MSC, aunque quizás lo más significativo ha sido que la misma ha llegado a la web europea de información scout, y eso si que ha sido realmente sorprendente.
La web de información scout para Europa (euroscoutinfo.com)ha recogido parte de la entrevista publicada en el periódico, y ha redactado una nueva noticia usando esta como base, lógicamente en ingles. Os dejo el texto publicado por Rupert Schildböck.
(Huelva / MSC) – Scouting is a school of life that continues to expand in the province of Huelva (Andalusia Region, south-eastern Spain). According to recent census figures, membership in the province’s 13 local Groups of Movimiento Scout Católico (MSC, one of the two National Scout Associations in Spain) has doubled over the past three years. It appears that in the current critical economical period many parents want their children seen educated in solidarity, tolerance, dialogue and democracy.
The increase is also largely due to efforts undertaken by Manuel Antonio Conde and his team at the headquarters of the Catholic Scouts Huelva (MSC). Manuel, who started his Scouting career more than twenty years ago, is in charge of development issues in the province as well as president of the regional association of Andalusia. The team in Huelva had initiated a series of actions for growth and launched social awareness campaigns. And these activities have now paid off.
Scouts from Huelva at their St George Day Rallye
Today, the local Scout Groups in Huelva count more than 1000 children and young people. Hundreds of responsible young adults offer a wide range of value-based programme activities for the different age groups, including, in the senior section, community based projects, such as the organisation of soup kitchens or food distribution to families in need.
“Our members learn democratic values from very young age,” explains Manuel, “and they are regularly involved in jointly planning and delivering projects that benefit everyone.” For Manuel, being a Scout means to develop oneself without expecting something in return. “Often,” he says, “our engagement in the Scout Movement demands a lot of personal investment in time, but it is this feeling of being useful to one community which makes it worth.”
And the membership figures demonstrate that Manuel and his team have succeeded in communicating their enthusiasm and the values of Scouting to many children and young people who have since joined the Scout Movement.
For more details:
Scouts Huelva (MSC) on the web
Movimiento Scout Católico (MSC) on the web and on facebook