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Eleven Things That Happen When You Go To Confession More Regularly

In FNE we regularly encourage our youth members and their leaders to go to confession on a regular basis. In fact, over the years we have come to see our members avail themselves of the opportunity as often as possible.  This is especially true when our youth are in front of our Lord in Eucharistic Adoration and there is a Priest available.  Our youth especially then flock to confession in great numbers.  At our National Summer Camps when we have Priests in camp with us Father is busy hearing confession every morning before Mass.

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Announcement - 1st and 2nd St. Francis of Assisi FNE Group in Houston

By order of the FNE General Commissioner, we are pleased to announce the opening of a new FNE group located in Houston Texas - 1st and 2nd St. Francis of Assisi FNE Group. Group colours dark blue with a white trim. Programs to be offered, Timber Wolves for boys and another Den for girls, an Explorer Troop and an Explorer Company! Group Chief - Thomas Perrin. Welcome to our growing FNE family!

The adventure of a lifetime – a Pilgrimage to Rome Italy

Day One – Thursday, April 6 and arrival Day 2 - Friday, April 7– departure for Rome Italy

Remember way back when as a child it felt as if it took a very long time for your birthday or Christmas to arrive or that summer vacation felt as it would last forever in the early dog days of August?  For our FNE Timber Wolves and Explorers, it felt that it would be forever before the big day for our departure to Rome Italy would finally arrive.

Together we washed many cars, raked leaves, offered for sale chocolate, cheese, offered pancake breakfasts, help pasta dinner movie nights and walked 20 kilometers and much more to help reduce the cost of the trip.

Announcement of a new FNE Group

By approval of our General Commissioner, we are pleased to announce the formation of a new FNE group!  Please welcome our second group in South Dakota, the 1st Pope St. John Paul II and 2nd St. Therese the Little Flower, Sanctus Ignis (Holy Fire) FNE in Bella Forsh, SD in the northern Black Hills.  Please give their page a like and welcome them to our FNE family.  More info to come!

The FNE Explorer Promise - A path to heaven by Explorer Nicholas Schau

God created all men for one purpose: to become saints. When the Jewish priests asked Our Lord which of the commandments was the greatest, He answered: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength” (Mat. 22; 37) and to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” (Mat. 22; 39)  These two commandments are a summary of the Ten Commandments. If every man were to obey these Commandments, they can become ordinary saints. The Federation of North-American Explorers (FNE) is a Catholic scouting program in which each Explorer takes a promise to abide by those two Commandments. The FNE Explorer Promise states: “On my honor, and with God’s grace, I promise to do my best, to serve God, the Church, my country, to help others at all times, and to obey the Explorer Law.” By keeping this Promise, one could certainly become an ordinary saint.

FNE Explorer Promise Cross Ceremony

Article by Paul Ritchi - General Commissioner and Founder - FNE

FNE through its home movement the FSE offers a dynamic and challenging Christ centred Catholic faith youth program.  This well developed and proven method was developed by Venerable Father Jacques Sevin using many of the then techniques developed by Robert Baden-Powell the founder of the original Scout program.  Our program remains true to these FSE ideals and values of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

A valuable lesson on leadership for our youth leaders!

Leadership - What Makes a Good Patrol Chief?

Current Photo's of our FNE Program In Action!

Visit our FaceBook located at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Federation-of-North-American-Explorers-FN...  for the latest and greatest photo's of our youth in action! 

Why We in FNE Choose to Receive Communion on the Tongue

FNE is proudly and uniquely a Catholic faith-based Christ-centred youth movement. Together we diligently work together to help our youth grow in their faith, to be more willing to love and serve the Lord all within the teachings of our faith.

We help our youth discover, appreciate, and value the beauty of what God has made both within nature and amongst one another as people as part of our daily lives. We teach our youth to love and respect others regardless of creed, culture, or colour.

 

An Experience of a Lifetime - Eurojam in Normandy France!

Eurojam – Proof of a true brotherhood and sisterhood

Once every 10 years or so our larger home movement known as the FSE calls together Explorer Troops from all 21 member countries to come as a family for a once in lifetime experience called Eurojam.  Euro means European and jam means jamboree… a term made popular by the founder of our program method Lord Robert Baden-Powell. 

Remembrance Day for our Youth

Paying respect to our War Dead 

In our busy world with its many demands and distractions including the ever increasing noise from social media in may be hard for many a youth to “Remember” to care, and to pay respect.   Remember what you may ask… to remember the many young men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice by giving up their lives in WW1 and WW2 along with the battles in Korea, Afghanistan, on Peace keeping missions and sadly recently even here at home.

Explorers of the faith - article in the Florida Catholic Newspaper

Explorers of the faith

Federation of North American Explorers mix camping, faith and fun

Friday, September 05, 2014
Angelique Ruhi-Lopez - Florida Catholic

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Otters participate in a game involving strength and teamwork during a May campout at Bill Sadowski Park in Palmetto Bay.

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Federation of North-American Explorers - your personal invitation

 

 

Dear Parents, Families and Friends of FNE

1st El Camino Real Timber Wolf Den Promise Ceremony!

Timber Wolf Promise Ceremony with the 1st El Camino Real Timber Wolf Den!

Akela:              TIMBER WOLVES…. DO YOUR

All:                  BEST

Akela:  (to the sixer of the tender pad ):  A boy committed to your six wishes to

become a timber wolf lead him to me.  (The sixer leads him to Akela

walking outside of the circle, holding him by the shoulder.)

FNE and Eucharistic Adoration

For Our Timber Wolves and Explorers

Within our FNE Explorer movement we strive to help our members grow ever closer to God by incorporating various elements or aspects of our faith into our everyday program.

Are we successful, you bet we are! Parents and youth members regularly report back a sense of a greater peace, heightened sensitivity to doing what is right and just, the realization that sin in our world (including our own) is very real, an issue that we all struggle with each and every day of our lives. We are drawn ever closer to the Lord through the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist while being increasingly willing to enter into prayer so that together and as individuals we can grow ever stronger in our love and trust in God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. As Explorers we are gaining a sense of joy by serving others (such as feeding the homeless or visiting seniors), to be sincerely forgiving those who have sinned against us or our loved ones, by being set free by asking for forgiveness for our own trespasses from the Lord and our fellow human beings, and by respecting and loving fellow human beings regardless of gender, creed or culture as we are all children of God.

Consecration and Enthronement of the Federation of North-American Explorers to the Sacred Heart of Jesus!


Consecration and Enthronement of the Federation of North-American Explorers to the

Sacred Heart of Jesus - June 2014          

Federation of North-American Explorers – A detailed look as to what the program offers to our youth

Photo: The true joy of being an FNE family member!

If we look at the changing values in society, the constant noise, barrage of information non-stop competing for attention, and at times even demanding immediate attention… just look at how so many of us are glued to smart phones and other similar technology one can get easily distracted as to what really matters!

Musical Resource Materials for FNE Explorers

The Sign of the Cross / Signum Crucis


In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Latin Version: Signum Crucis
In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti. Amen.

FNE – a growing movement that positively impacts the youth and leaders entrusted to our care…

Some feedback from a couple of parents of FNE Timber wolves…

From a Mother after a Promise Badge for a timber wolf…  We would just like to thank you once more for last night.  As Samuel has put it on our way home "It was the best night ever!"  He was so proud of "being a Timberwolf now", and he just loved his beret! I believe that to him, personally, last night's special ceremony was a milestone achievement in his life.

Again, thank you very much for leading this service for the Lord, and for positively touching the lives of our children, in a Christ-centered way.

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