Bye bye Berlin!
The ScoutingTrain has startet. Scouts from 140 nations from Eastern Europe began their trip in Berlin. The patron from Scouting, Gernot Erler, wished to all the participants a very interesting trip and he said that's so important to travel with other Scouts - especially in these days. The Scouts reached Moscow to camp at Soloniki Park and startet the MoscowCityGame.
In the meeting in Vilnius, Lights of Happiness wagon travelers were asking people what makes them happy. People shared it with chalk on pavement and happiness spread - colors and nice words filled all the square.
3rd conductors academy
For a last time the conductors got together to make the final preparations for the ScoutingTrain! Over 30 scouts came to Gdansk to work, exchange plans and ideas and get the train to roll!
- a story in four chapters
Waggon meeting in Gdynia
Our Waggon Tradition and Modernity met for the waggon meeting in Gdynia, Poland from 8th to 11th of June, 2014. It was great!
What is the ScoutingTrain Orkestar?
Get to know the Concept of the ScoutingTrain Orkestar!
What is the idea? What's the goal and what methods do we want to use to get there?
ScoutingTrains Journey to Russia
Scouting Train has established already in August 2013 further contacts with Russian Scouts, organized the campsite and figured out why a trip to Lake Baikal is so exciting!
The route was the other way round from how it will be organized in 2014: Although started in Moscow, traveled directly to Irkutsk, then back to Moscow by train and plain!
Share the thrill with us and read our story!
Will our Project take place?
Will the project take place despite the worrying political situation around the Crimea?
A lot of people already supported us! And you become one of them!
See here who already donated!
Our Mission Statement
Our mission statement - this is what we stands for. Support us and our ideas now! Hop on!
“He even had a Steam Engine from Russia brought in for his wedding”
Enno and Susi visited the people from betterplace - that people who actually make an impact in changing the world for the better!
2nd international conductor academy
It’s the people and those are the ones, I’d like to introduce to you:
During February 5th to 11th. 80 Guides and Scouts met near Frankfurt...
Once a Scout – Always a Scout
This year we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War Era in Europe.
Scouts and Guides from East and West are destined to use this unique project as an opportunity to ensure that no new walls will be build during the next 25 years.
Lights of Happiness – Our ideas
Everyone has heard quotes and sayings about happiness like those above. But what is it exactly that happiness everybody is talking about? Is it life in fairy tale? Is it carefree childhood? Or a travel through lovely countryside?
Scouting name: “carlos”, “profi” or “amaze-yan”, but mostly “mesian”
Scouting organization, country: Bund der Pfadfinderinnen und Pfadfinder e. V. (BdP), Germany
City (region): Berlin, mainly living in Nijmegen, NL
Languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Dutch, Russian and Algerian Dialects
The concept of „Tradition & Modernity“
We want to compare our ways of living and scouting, discuss our opinions and views regarding the meaning of traditions, nostalgia and history today!
Training and preparation meetings of Conductors and the ScoutingTrain Executive Board During the Academies know-how (e.g. about applications for financial support, fundraising and public relations) will be presented. We will also jointly work on the projects the Conductor-Teams have developed and proposed.
Be a Scout and explore like a Rover!
This wagon was started multinationally. OUR DREAM is to have as many countries joining us as possible. The journey will be an OPPORTUNITY for its travelers to fulfill their own dream. It might be big or small.
The ScoutingTrain takes place between 2013 and November 2014. But the work is in progress since December 2012.
Once upon a time there was an idea…
...the idea was to unite guides and scouts from East and West in a unique mutual project.
Excited by this idea, 7 guides and scouts came together, and lo, the ScoutingTrain 2014 was born. Numerous meetings, hours and hours of phone conferences and an uncountable amount of e-mails later, it became clear that it was not just an idea anymore – it had come into being!!
Our aim is not only to overcome the barrier ‚language’ but also ‚distance’, so we have planned a horsebackriding trip and other outdoor activities, too. That’s the way we want to show that if we have the common goal, we can manage such extensive projects, even without speaking the same language. Let’s be speechless!
YOUROPE – Youth in Scouting, boundless!
Welcome aboard the ScoutingTrain 2014! Our unprecedented train ride will lead us through magnificent regions to discover a rich diversity of cultures – we dive into the epoch of the fall of the Iron Curtain 25 years ago, as seen from the many different perspectives of our fellow passengers. There is a train to lake Baikal, and we – we hop on!
Time Structure of our Wagon Programme
At our first wagon meeting in early spring 2014, all the YOUROPEANS get to know each other and we brainstorm about YOUR ideas for amazing youth-related projects. Here is where the journey begins…
Welcome to the ScoutingTrain Orkestar!
With international scout fusion, we are putting our share to the cultural exchange of the Scouting Train in order to celebrate 25 years fall of the Berlin Wall. We want to give the Scouting Train its own sound out of the variety of international songs and styles!