26th "European Scout & Guide Collectors Meeting in Leuven (B)
A large stock exchange with scout badges, all sorts of items from Rover-Moots and World-Jamboree's, collectors of exlibris, postcards, books, magazines, scout-memorabilia collectors, etc. - where beginners as well as specialized collectors found their fortune...! On Saturday afternoon the meeting of the "The International Badgers Club" took place in the adjoining rooms.
The World Scout Collectors Meeting is an opportunity to see and experience Scout memorabilia and history, to learn more about scout history and collectors from all over the world, to get to know collectors from other countries, to buy and trade scout objects and other collector's items. The first European Scout Collectors' Meeting (ESCM) was also held in Leuven in 1992. Since then, an ESGCM has been celebrated in Leuven every year (except in 2002, the event took place in Ghent (B). In 2007, the name changed to "European Scouts and Guides Collectors Meeting" (ESGCM).
At Friday evening, 27 October 2017 the Scouts & Gidsen Museum in Leuven (Belgium) was open to visitors. The newly designed Scout Museum is located in a venerable building (abbey) and shows the whole scout history, presented in an informative way - also for those who are not interested in scouting!
Address of the Boy Scout Museum
Chapel of the former Sint-Geertruiabdij
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The 26th European Scout & Guide Collectors Meeting took place in Leuven (B).