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VCP Bundeslager 2017

German National Scout Jamboree



In the northern summer of 2017 more than 5,000 participants will gather at the VCP German National Jamboree to spend ten days full of adventure, friendship and enthusiasm.

The VCP Bundeslager is a traditional camp focused on hiking, pioneering constructions and evening campfires. A high level of fitness is essential to fully engage in the camp program. Initiative and social activities provide a great atmosphere for meeting many international friends. Home hospitality and other tours will be included as part of the Australian Contingent experience.

Venturer Scouts aged 14 to 17 in July 2017 are eligible to apply. Participants need a minimum of ten (10) nights camping under canvas within Scouting, with at least three (3) of them consecutive and a verified walking log with at least 100 km of bushwalking experience** prior to departing Australia.

The Jamboree is being held in Wittenberg to coincide with commemorations for the 500-year anniversary of the Reformation.

The Australian Contingent will be conducting an optional pre-tour in Switzerland at the Kandersteg International Scout Centre (KISC). We will spend four nights at the centre and enjoy the opportunity for an overnight hike in the Swiss Alps, a gondola ride, toboggan, as well as a swim in a glacial lake. The optional pre-tour will be at an additional cost of $900 and include all transfers, meals, accommodation, activities and travel from KISC to Berlin ready for the Jamboree.


** Most youth members would achieve 100 km of bushwalking experience with approximately three or four hikes as part of their normal Scouting program. The pre-Jamboree camp will also include an overnight bushwalk to assist participants achieve this minimum requirement.


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Our planned departure from Australia is the afternoon of Wednesday 19 July 2017 and returning to Australia on the morning of Thursday 10 August 2017.


Late applications are still being accepted until the end of this year! Apply now or contact the Australian Contingent Leader for more information.


$750 deposit due with initial application
Total cost including flights is $3,750
Optional pre-tour to Kandersteg is available for extra $900




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