I am getting stationed at US Naval Hospital Rota, Spain

Good day fellow scouts,

Back in November 2016 I had to negotiate for new assignment orders for my next duty station. I had two choices: stay in southern California or go to Spain. Choosing orders in the Navy isn't up to the individual Sailor, but the Sailor can give up to five different choices. On December 1st I found out that I was selected to move to Spain. Well its May almost June and I don't official travel orders in hand. I hope I will get them in the next few weeks. 

As far as scouting goes, has anyone had the privilege to partake in any scouting activities in Spain or Europe? 

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Comment by William Carter on May 20, 2017 at 8:39pm

You can contact Jay Dodson at BPSA-UK jaydodson@traditionalscouting.co.uk .  He may be able to tell you where to go.  Also look at the WFIS Europe page http://www.wfis-europe.org/wordpress/ . If you know how to speak Spanish you could join a Spanish group. 
I know there are some other Rover programs in Europe but do not know their contacts off hand, but you might be able to find them with a web search.

Comment by Katie Rogers on May 22, 2017 at 1:22pm
Same situation here Clayton Smith--we are stationed in Germany and I just found out about BPSA and wish to get involved...trying to figure it out! I am guessing that as Lone Rovers we can join in many international invitational events. We went to a BSA jamboree in Normandy, France, and there were scouts from all over Europe there...Australia, UK, Belgium, France, USA. I don't have much useful information, but I can relate to your plight!
Comment by Clayton Smith on July 3, 2017 at 3:14pm

Thank you for the comments. I have been really busy getting ready for my house pack out this week. 

William- I emailed the Lucas Gomez, Third Committee Chairman (WFIS-Europe) since he is in Spain.

Katie- Not a plight yet since I am not in Europe yet. I became a Rover Squire here in California. I think we can help each other out when I get to Europe. 

Comment by Katie Rogers on July 4, 2017 at 10:47am

I have been finding information on the www.wfis-europe.org website, and have been tempted by events posted there...most recently by a Sardinia Island (Italy) scouting event happening this fall. Although I can't make this event, I can see that there is more to come. And I imagine Rota will have an Outdoor Rec program that likes to have volunteers to help with some of their trips--perhaps a good avenue for getting connected with other interested outdoorsy Americans.

Comment by David Coronado on July 6, 2017 at 1:05am

Best of luck to you in your travels, Clayton.


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