Photo: From left: Camilla Gaarn Roed, Hanke, Atle Stokke and Bishop Alsted.
Hanke meets Norwegian Scout leaders
OSLO, Norway--During a May meeting of the Connectional Table, General Secretary Gil Hanke spent an evening with two representatives of scouting programs in Norway.
The meeting was arranged by their host, Nordic and Baltic Area Bishop Christian Alsted.
As they shared information about scouting in their two nations, they found both similarities and differences. For example, in Norway, scouting is co-educational at every level, unlike the U.S. where that happens only with the older teens.
“Following a worldwide tradition, we exchanged patches, information about resources, and wonderful stories,” said Hanke.
The friends hope to see each other again at the 2019 World Jamboree at the Summit in West Virginia.