The Quaker Youth Pilgrimage enables young Friends ages 16–18 to learn about Quaker history and process, develop a stronger relationship with God and experience the diversity of Friends’ traditions and worship while traveling, living and working together for a month during the summer. Jointly sponsored by the Section of the Americas and the Europe and Middle East Section, the pilgrimage takes place once every two years.
An FWCC youth pilgrimage is an opportunity to…
- Develop your relationship with God
- Gain understanding of Quaker process
- Explore Quaker history
- Experience different Friends’ traditions and forms of worship
- Form a community and lasting friendships
- Participate in a service project
2014 Latin American Pilgrimage
The Quaker Youth Pilgrimage Program of FWCC is actively exploring a pilgrimage experience in South America. In 2010 The National Friends Evangelical Churches (INELA) of Peru and Bolivia invited QYP to journey south. Both the Program Group and the Executive Committee of FWCC are enthusiastic about this possibility. Individual Friends have been appointed in both INELA's and from the wider Section of the Americas to develop a Latin American pilgrimage program. The Quaker Youth Pilgrimage has been active for over 50 years and is known to be a life transforming and Quaker leadership developing experience. The QYP Program Group looks forward to possibly implementing this in 2014.
Friends Committee on Scouting is an affiliated program of FWCC. It serves to encourage and promote the faith, history and testimonies of Friends through religious education programs for members of the Scout and Girl Scout/Guide movements as well as for members of Camp Fire USA. Friends Committee on Scouting also represents the Religious Society of Friends to various national and internatinal Scout and Girl Scout/Guide organizations and provides networking opportunities for Quaker members of Scouting and Girl Scouting/Guiding.