The Explorer, the publication of the Federation of North American Explorers (FNE), has its latest issue (Lent, 2016) online now. Sister Maria Rosaria, Sister Marie Gabrielle, and I all have contributions to it, as does Father Lawrence Lew, O.P., and the intrepid and hard-working Mr. David Smith, of the North Star Group in New Jersey (New Jersey? Yes, New Jersey).
Give it a read, if you are so inclined.
The FNE is affiliated with the International Union of Guides and Scouts of Europe, which today continues the work of Fr. Jacques Sevin, S.J., a friend of the founder of scouting, Lord Baden-Powell. FNE offers single-gender scouting for both boys and girls, with troops strictly separated along gender lines. If you would like to learn more about the FNE in the United States, go here.
Saint Benedict Center’s own “Mount Monadnock Group” is the second group of the FNE in the United States after the North Star Group. Several other groups have formed since.
The Mount Monadnock Group has three female sections (Otters, Timber Wolves, and Explorers), and two male sections (Timber Wolves and Explorers).