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A NEW REGIONAL SECRETARY

Pubblicato: Mercoledì, 14 Luglio 2021

The Regional Assembly of MASCI Lazio was held on 3 July 2021 in Latina Scalo. At the Parish of San Giuseppe worker, seat of the Latin community 2, the Adult Scouts of Lazio have elected, practically unanimously, their new Regional Secretary.
Alberto CUCCURU, of the Guidonia 2 Community, receives the baton from Carlo BERTUCCI, outgoing Secretary.
A heartfelt thanks to Alberto, for his availability to the Service that will keep him busy for the next three years, and a warm thanks also to Carlo, for all the work done in the over 6 years of his double mandate.

This year the Light of Bethlehem...

Pubblicato: Lunedì, 04 Gennaio 2021


Will there be no Christmas?

Of course there will be one!
(Javier Leoz
Since 1993, in Italy, the Scouts of all associations are involved in welcoming the Light that comes from the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem: from the place where Jesus was born, through many roads, the Light comes to our lifes, a wish and at the same time an invitation to become builders of Peace, solidarity and sharing.
“Peace has resulted, it is a fruit that must be cultivated with patience. It is a goal to be reached with every effort” (Mons. Andrea Ghetti - Baden). We have tried to do this effort!
In this 2020 full of confusion, the Light was perhaps even more awaited than usual. Yet, the pandemic blocked this dear tradition, but at the same time it invited us to reflect more deeply on the sense of fraternity that renews us in Christ, and pushed us to make ourselves Light in our communities.
To live the extraordinary spiritual and community experience of welcoming the Light of Peace even in the covid era, MASCI Lazio has proposed an instrument to the communities and to all the Scout Adults: a booklet that has allowed us to be united, even if “distant”.
So, on the last Sunday of Advent, at our churches or our homes we symbolically brought a light that reached the fourth candle: the Son of God comes into the world to illuminate the life of all. The MASCI Lazio booklet also proposed some reflections and prayers to live this moment also in the family and in the community.
You stay with us,
and we will begin to shine as you shine:
to shine until it is light for others.
The light, oh Jesus, will come all from you ...
(John Henry Newman)


Inspired by these words and by the spirit of the Movement, some communities have gone further and created other ways to “be together” and exchange the Light: webinars, video calls, videos, photo albums of past events. The Light of Peace has once again proved to be a tradition not to be... extinguished!


Tavolata italiana senza muri

Pubblicato: Venerdì, 23 Ottobre 2020
descrizioneSince 2018, the "Tavolata italiana senza muri" (italian table without walls), is a symbol: a universal tableful, to reflect together on the opportunity that sharing bread and the choice of more equitable and sustainable lifestyles are the right way to a more inclusive future: a route against consumerism and selfishness.
Also this year the event took place in many cities of Italy. In Rome it was organized on Saturday 26 September 2020, the day before the World Day of Migrants and Refugees and included in the celebrations of the Time of Creation.  Together we said NO to all forms of racism even with a flash mob as part of a project funded by the Anti-Racial Discrimination Office of the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers.
This year, in order to counter the Covid-19 pandemic, a 270-meter table was set up along Via della Conciliazione, with St. Peter's Basilica in the background, to accommodate 150 people, inhabitants and not in the Eternal City, supported by 50 MASCI and AGESCI volunteers.
The "Tavolata italiana senza muri" has been promoted in recent editions by 38 national and international associations, Federations and NGOs. This year GCCM - Global Catholic Climate Moviment and the Islamic Cultural Center of Italy have also joined.
"The sense of living at the Tavolata italiana senza muri, with the idea of ​​pursuing an in-depth reflection from the last speeches of Pope Francis, on our being in the world as brothers and linked to each other, "all  on the same boat", has highlighted the sense of the periphery and the importance of acting in it". Massimiliano Costa, President MASCI.

 68/5000 The long Table with a view of the dome of St. Peter's Basilica Massimiliano Costa, President of MASCI, and Carlo Bertucci of the Lazio region

Merry Christmas

Pubblicato: Martedì, 24 Dicembre 2019

A sincere wish for a holy Christmas by all the scouts of MASCI Lazio to all the scout brothers of the world.


New assignments for the MASCI

Pubblicato: Mercoledì, 30 Ottobre 2019

The MASCI National Assembly, meeting in Sacrofano (near Rome) from 18 to 20 October 2019, has defined the national service positions for the next three years of our Movement. More than 600 scout adults participated from all over Italy. We reflected all together about some social and spiritual themes and launched proposals for the future of the Movement. Massimiliano COSTA (Liguria) was elected National President, Mimmo COTRONEO (Calabria) National Secretary.
Also for the MASCI of our region, Lazio, there was a reason for pride and happiness, as the two candidates we presented were elected: Matteo CAPORALE was reconfirmed national councilor for the second term and Alberto CUCCURU was elected in the list of auditors.
Our best wishes for good work to all!
We also want to warmly thank those who gave their support in the previous mandate, succeeding in delivering a very active Movement to their successors, capable of taking concrete actions for the common good.

 
 

The ways of Transhumance in Amatrice

Pubblicato: Mercoledì, 02 Ottobre 2019
On 21 and 22 September, an event dedicated to the can
didacy of Transumanza as heritage of UNESCO was held in Amatrice. Transhumance (the seasonal movement of livestock between summer and winter pastures) is an important moment in the economy and culture of these places so hard hit by the 2016 earthquake.
Masci, the local institutions and associations have worked together to support Amatrice in this weekend full of reflections, re-enactments, music and good food.
At the “Polo del Gusto”, a new food and shopping area, 26 adult scouts helped set up the space for an exhibition and a conference on "The ways of Transhumance".
On Sunday the scouts followed a parade of colorful typical costumes.

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TWO VERY WELCOMING TABLES

Pubblicato: Mercoledì, 26 Giugno 2019
On 15 June, the national event "Tavolata italiana senza Muri", a italian tableful without walls, a sharing lunch without divisions, was held simultaneously in many Italian cities. In Lazio this special event was held in Rome and in Latina, and the “MASCI Lazio“ gave its significant contribution. Two moments to demonstrate commitment to dialogue and solidarity with those who have less and those who seek a better life possibility away from their homeland. An opportunity to show that there is another Italy, welcoming and capable of inclusion and peaceful coexistence.

For the Tableful in Rome, the principal of Italy, two long rows of colored tables were set up on Via della Conciliazione opposite the Basilica of San Pietro in the Vatican, on which more than a thousand guests and volunteers sat. All together to share a frugal meal, so that through sharing and acceptance, we arrive at a fraternal and peaceful coexistence among peoples.

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MASCI to the European Parliament

Pubblicato: Mercoledì, 18 Settembre 2019
Next October 8 a delegation of MASCI will go to Brussels, to the European Parliament, to present the appeal launched by our Movement "for a planned reception and for the service of the people".  Masci and Focsiv are side by side in the awareness that it is necessary to face the epochal question of migrations in the Mediterranean and to promote a culture of acceptance and support for the brothers and the sisters who along the escape from wars in their respective Countries reach our continent in desperate conditions.  The Secretary of the Masci of Lazio, Carlo Bertucci, will head the delegation of adult scouts who will meet, starting at 3 pm, Patrizia Toia, member of the European Parliament, and David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament.

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PEACE ON ALL LANDS

Pubblicato: Giovedì, 10 Gennaio 2019
On the first day of each year the MASCI participates in the March for Peace organized by the Community of Sant'Egidio in Rome. Also last Tuesday, January 1st, therefore, under the sun of a cold Roman day, some of us met as usual at the start of Via della Conciliazione, with many young and old people from all over the world to give a testimony of Peace. Our group moved behind our blue banner with the white and red lily of our movement. Around us multicolored flags of Peace, posters with messages against all wars, signs of every kind of country.