The Salesian way of educating the young is quite simple. Basically, I insist on letting boys be boys. Let them play and enjoy themselves as much as they want as long as God is not offended. But if I have a philosophy of education, it consists in discovering a boy’s best qualities and then exploiting them to his advantage. You must admit, sir, that any person is at his best when he is doing what he likes and does best. Children are the same. Promote their positive qualities and they will thrive. — St. John Bosco

Merry Christmas from our family to yours  

merry-christmas

To all of our FNE brothers and sisters in Canada and the United States, to our group leaders and our general commissioner Paul Ritchi, to our brothers and sisters in the FSE, to all of our friends and benefactors, and to all who visit this web site, a happy and holy Christmas and a blessed New Year!

Can You Help FNE?  

As the year draws to a close, please consider making a gift to the Federation of North-American Explorers. We are an all-volunteer movement, so please be assured that 100% of your donation will be invested in our youth programs — for example, to bring our program to families who might otherwise not be able to afford it, and to grow our movement here in the United States. Even a small donation ($5) will help us bring our programs to our youth members.

Please let us know if you would like your donation to be directed to a particular group (see our group directory for more information) or cause (e.g., Eurojam, printing manuals, etc.).

Thank you and Merry Christmas from our Timber Wolves, Explorers, Otters, and Leaders! May God bless your generosity.

El Camino Real FNE on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception  

Our brothers from the El Camino Real FNE Group (Oceanside, San Diego County, California) assisted at Mass together for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (the patronal feast of the United States and hence also of our movement in this country).

Before Mass they received their t-shirts, neckerchiefs (please click here for an explanation of their colors), and woggles.

T-shirts and neckerchiefs for our brothers in southern California

T-shirts and neckerchiefs for our brothers in southern California


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