The Goum community was funded in 1969 by Michel Menu, a former French resistant and leader of the scouting movement in France in the 50’s and 60’s. Michel was a passionate educator, who wrote many books on the subject. He passed away at age 99 in 2015.
« Walking ahead, always ahead!
Keep standing when they all sit down,
And smile when teeth begin to grind.
Give them water when theirs runs out
And when they lose heart, give your own.
Carry the tiredness of the weak,
Give light to the ones in darkness,
Hope for ten, will for eleven.
And at nightfall, in the silence, speak to the Lord for them
And let Him do … everything else. »