The Lusophone Scouts Group of Macau resumed its activities on October 8 in Taipa. The members of Macau’s Catholic Scouts movement joined the Eucharist at Our Lady of Carmel Church before engaging in group activities and fun games. The reopening of the Pioneers section is the major piece of news of the 2023/2024 Scouting Year.
Members of the GELMac organized an annual food drive, collecting food donations at four different local supermarkets last Saturday. The donations were offered to Caritas and helped relieve Macau’s most vulnerable and needy.
On October 1, the Catholic Scouts Group will resume its activities after the summer break and kick-start a new year in which GELMac will seek to innovate while strengthening its connection to the community.
The Lusophone Scouts Group of Macau commemorated its 25th anniversary on May 11th. A quarter of a century after it was founded, GELMac remains faithful to its Catholic matrix and to the objectives of fostering personal development and shaping future generations.
The Lusophone Scouts Group of Macau (GELMac) acquired more than two dozen new members last Sunday, when the annual Scout Promise ceremony was held. This increase in Scout numbers bodes well for the future of the organization.
About fifty children and youth were invited to reflect on the meaning of Lent and how they can integrate Lenten practices in their life. The initiative brought together members of both the Lusophone Scouts Group of Macau (GELMac) and the catechesis group of Our Lady of Carmel parish. The meeting, which was held at the seaside resort of Cheoc Van, introduced the participants to the patron saints of the National Corps of Scouts, the Portuguese Catholic Scouting movement.
A bicycle ride bound for the campus of the University of Macau on Hengqin Island set, once again, the Lusophone Scouts Group (GELMac) in motion, after a short Christmas break. The Catholic Scouts movement celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2022, but the Covid-19 pandemic threatens to overshadow the celebrations.
The Lusophone Scouts Group of Macau (GELMac) collected around 1,700 kilograms of food last Saturday. The donations were offered to two of the institutions – Caritas Macau and the Catholic Pastoral Centre of Macau – that have done the most to relieve Macau’s most vulnerable and needy.
After an exceptional year, the Lusophone Scouts Group of Macau is keen on attracting new blood, but the enrollment of new members is currently limited to the Explorers and the Pioneers. The Taipa Houses-Museum, near the Church of Our Lady of Carmel, was the chosen venue for the local Catholic scouts to re-launch their activities this Saturday morning.