Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Scouts Guides de France


As I headed out on a Sunday morning in November, I encountered a group of scouts selling Calendrier 2012.  After a long busy day with my camera, I encountered another group of the Scouts Guides de France wrapping up their day of calendar sales.  

The one I bought sits in my office
and reminds me of this group of enthusiastic young people.

(Joyeux anniversaire, Nanette!)

Boulevard Saint-Germain
75005 Paris

26 comments:

Randy said...

You captured some wonderful expressions.

French Girl in Seattle said...

Cute little French scouts ;-) Thank you for stopping by tonight, Genie. How are you doing weather wise over there? The news mentioned some pretty strong winds in your neck of the woods... Hope you are all safe and warm. A bientôt. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Jack said...

Very cute, Genie. As I look at it, I am trying to figure out what would tell me this is Paris and not Minnesota or Oregon. What does the calendar depict?

martinealison said...

Mes enfants ont tous été scouts dans leur enfance. Scout de mer puisque nous vivions à Saint-Tropez.
Ils ont beaucoup appris.
Une très jolie photo..
gros bisous

Bergson said...

toujours prêts !!

Sylvia K said...

Such beautiful young ones! Reminds me of my teaching days and how I loved every new class each year! Love the expressions you have caught! Delightful!

Hugs
Sylvia

Rob-bear said...

Enthusiastic young people, indeed.

Thank you, Genie.

Maria O. Russell said...

The little boy with the black hat looks like Mme. Sarkozy...

Cute photo Mme. Genie!

Thank you.

Andy said...

If you were up to one of your stealth shots again only one young person in the photo spied you ;-)

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

So cute! I always end up with way too many calendars - everyone is selling one and I can't say no to folks raising money for worthy causes. Firemen, the mairie, I don't have the heart to say no!

Janey and Co. said...

I love the color..and the darling subjects..

Be sure and stay tuned to the weather over there. Your part of the country has had some scary storms...

Thanks for stopping by yesterday!...Janey

M said...

Love the adorable kids and their vibrant uniforms! What a clever idea to use bright orange for their coats so they can be seen easily! Their rapt expressions are wonderful. Well captured, Genie! Bisous ... 3 days and counting ...

Rob Siemann said...

Love the faces

la Brocanteuse said...

Hello Genie, you know I love your blog, always lovely to visit here!Thank you for all that you share. thank you for poppingin on my blog, much appreciated. love Colette

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Someone or something really has their full attention Genie, you've caught some lovely expressions here.

Jewel Yet to Find said...

What would help Jack to tell this is Paris? Maybe a little guy in fedora looking straight into camera? Or a little blond beauty standing to the right? Thank you Genie for this cute scene.

Starman said...

Love French children. Too bad they have to become French adults.

Speedway said...

"The little guy in the fedora," would probably not be seen in the US unless he were wearing a baseball or knit cap. Otherwise, I think it's being co-ed would tell me its not US. I don't think the two groups have joined up over here.

Palomasea said...

Sweet photo, Genie!
I'm glad you have a calendar to remind you of these charming children. :)
xoxo,
- Irina

Alexa said...

What a nice diverse group of scouts—and nicely captured by you. The little boy who spied you has style to spare, hasn't he?

biebkriebels said...

A lovely picture of the scouts. Their faces are so expressive.

Harriet said...

Love all the expressions on these cute little faces. The color really makes this photo pop!

Kris said...

How adorable! These kids have such sweet faces. Just precious!

Sharon Creech said...

Ah, the cherubs - bises to you and to them,
xx Sc

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Jack, the calendar has a photo of scouts on each page and an attribute such as, "partager." "To Share, It is My Nature" Each quality is followed by the words "C'est ma nature."

The photo I had taken earlier of the five scouts who greeted me in Place Maubert was too posed but showed the variety of colors for the tunics (red, orange, green, blue)

Speedway is right in that you do not see many kids in the USA in fedoras.

Janey, thank you for the weather concerns. On the coast we are fine but Birmingham is suffering again.

There were many parents and sponsors around the kids and there were several parents taking photos of this group. It was obvious that they had spent the day "hawking the calendars" just as the pompiers. I can resist neither!

Bises,
Genie

Virginia said...

Well I guess it would be hard to sell GS cookies in Paris with all the wonderful pastries to be had! The calendar sounds like a good idea. Hope they sold more than I have!
V