Every four years, members of BdP (German Association of Guides and Scouts) are invited to gather at their national jamboree, the so-called "Bundeslager" or "BuLa" for short. 5000 participants and around 500 Scouts and Guides from all over the world will come together to build a large tent city, and to experience our shared Scouting and Guiding spirit.
You and your group will be assigned to a subcamp of around 500 people each where you will be staying with your German host group.
German Guides and Scouts sing, sleep, and eat in their traditional black heavy-cotton tents - and they even prepare food in their "Kothen" and "Jurten".
Traditionally, the entire camp makes do with as little electricity as possible. Therefore, please note that opportunities to charge phones or other electrical devices will be few and far between. Moreover, no wireless internet connection will be available. But fear not: the 10 camp days will be loaded with exciting outdoor activities in a back-to-the-roots Scouting atmosphere that won‘t let you miss anything.
The camp's motto for 2017 is:
Estonteco – experience the continent
Our tent city will be a space for different walks of life, nationalities and cultures to engage and get to know each other while we build our camp world from scratch. Our program activities will pick up these themes as well, focusing on how different cultures co-exist and inspire each other.
Your presence as international guests is an integral part of the camp‘s concept and will greatly add to the cultural diversity around. We look forward to sharing German (Scouting) traditions with you, and learning your customs - for example regarding food, music and dances - in turn.