Presentation National Jamboree


National Jamboree 2014

Scout Center Schachen on the

Swabian Alb

August 6 th to 15 th , 2014

General information

• About 3400 teenagers and staff from Germany as well as international troops

• Participants are scouts of both gender aged ca. 13 – 21

Scout Center Schachen

„Schachen“ is a camping ground belonging to the

VCP Württemberg (a regional branch of the

German scout association) and is located 60 km south of Stuttgart and 200 km west of Munich near the village Buttenhausen ( Münsingen). It has been used for several regional jamborees before. To accommodate all participants surrounding pastures are rented.

Existing infrastructure as well as electric and water supply simplify site preparation, as well as organization of pre- and after-camps and planning meetings.


The surroundings offer numerous destinations for excursions.

Schachen is a hill located inside the biosphere reserve Swabian Alb and offers a great view of the surrounding valleys.

Your camp leaders –

Ludi, Isa, Martin and Natascha

Tobias „Ludi“ Lüddecke

Living in: Hildesheim

Occupation: Student

VCP* Lower Saxony

Martin Hamhaber

Living in: Schwäbisch Gmünd

Occupation: IT specialist

VCP* Württemberg

Natascha Sonnenberg

Living in: Hanover

Occupation: Construction engineer

VCP* Lower Saxony

*VCP = The „Verband Christlicher Pfadfinderinnen und Pfadfinder“ (VCP) is the protestant part of the national German scout organizations RDP/RdP, which are member of WOSM and WAGGGS.

Isabelle Schürle

Living in: Konstanz

Occupation: Student

VCP* Württemberg

Conceptual framework – what we already agreed on


• No conventional workshop concept, but open goals.

• Focus on tasks, where participants create something together during the camp

• Participants should have the right of co-determination

• Focus hiking/exploration:

Everyone should participate at least once


• Not part of the programme, instead

• part of everyday life during camp

• Goal is to consciously use resources

Our food concept – continuation of the box catering concept

Food is presorted and handed out in boxes

Experience showed: cooking groups should consist of at least 50 persons regional and seasonal food

Food should be organic, if possible, though this is subordinate to locally grown and seasonal food

Full Steam (Volldampf) –

The slogan of the national jamboree

During the national jamboree we want to take up the spirit of the 19 th century and experience technical progress and inventions.

Behind that slogan there is the era of the industrial revolution.

We want to sense the unlimited euphoria of progress, the dawn of a new era, and at the same time address the social implications of the industrialization.

Full steam (Volldampf) –

The idea behind it

Subcamps represent regions, that focus on different aspects of the industrial revolution (mining, textile industry, poets and thinkers, …)

It is our goal to organize a fair on the initially void plaza. How this is going to evolve is related to the foci of the different regions.

Participants in the respective regions agree on a way to present their focus at the beginning of the camp. In this way each participant has the opportunity to actively contribute with her/his ideas.

The world’s fair, also called Exposition Universelle Internationale

(Expo), is an international fair that was established during the industrialization to present technical and artisan accomplishments. The first world’s fair took place in London’s Hyde Park in 1851 at Prince

Albert’s suggestion.

Full steam on Schachen? Why the slogan perfectly fits the camping ground!

The biosphere reserve “Swabian Alb” is a region where successful nature and environment protection goes along with social and economic development of the people living there.

The surrounding nature and the urban area allow us to depart to something new ourselves: By explorations and hikes.

At the same time many high-tech companies which have their origin during the industrial revolution are located within the metropolitan area of Stuttgart.

The intinery

Wed, 6.8.

Thu, 7.8.

Arrival Programme in subcamps

Fri, 8.8.

Programme in subcamps

Opening ceremony

Sat, 9.8.

Sun, 10.8.

Programme in subcamps

Visitor‘s day

Explorer‘s day

Intern. day

Church service

Mon, 11.8.

Tue, 12.8.

Wed, 13.8.

Thu, 14.8.

Fri, 15.8.

Programme in subcamps

Programme in subcamps


Camp game

Pack up


Singing contest

Closing ceremony

Pack up

The subcamps*

*Subcamps are organized by VCP’s different regional branches

All you need to know about money – camp fee

For VCP members and members of invited groups

Regular fee:

Fee for siblings:

Guests, per night:

(up to four nights)

210,00 EUR

180,00 EUR

Social fee: 100,00 EUR

Children up to 6 ys: 40,00 EUR

25,00 EUR

Non-VCP members

Pay 70,00 EUR extra

The national jamboree?

It is only possible with your help!

Do you want to participate with a group?

Are you older than 18 and want to get involved as a member of the International

Service Team?

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