Central and East Europenian "jamboree"
JIRI DANDA (XDANDA@DINF.FSV.CVUT.CZ)
Tue, 29 Oct 1996 06:15:27 -0600
As the bird Phoenix arose from ashes in the myth, so the trampled
ideals of scouting and guiding have arisen or are arising in Central,
Southern and Eastern Europe.
Leaflet - information - invitation
JUN|K - Association of Scouts and Guides of the Czech Republic will
organise an international camp Phoenix 97 from 22nd to 29th June 1997
It will be the first big meeting of Scouts and Guides after the
fall of totalitarian systems and after the renewal of scout and guide
organisations in Central and Eastern Europe.
The Czech Republic is a small country of the area of almost 90 000 km2
with about 11 million inhabitants (and about 65 000 of scouts and
guides), situated in the heart of Europe. Its capital is Prague, a
picturesque city with lots of historical and artistic monuments.
FROM THE HISTORY
Organising an international meeting Phoenix 97 we want to link it to
traditions broken many years ago. The foundations of these traditions
were made in 1931 by Slavonic Jamboree - a meeting of 15 000 Scouts
and Guides from Czechoslovakia, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Yugoslavia,
Bulgaria and other European countries in Prague. This idea was then
realised by the founder of Czech scouting and the Association of
Slavonic Scouts - A. B. Svojsik.
It was continued by the meeting in Poland in Spala 1935, other
meetings were not possible.
We would like to contribute to brotherly and sisterly contacts at
Phoenix, to contribute to mutual understanding: we believe that we
will succeed in linking to the heritage of Slavonic mutual friendship
of A. B. Svojsik and to humanistic ideals of T. G. Masaryk, our first
Let us try to find what links us, but also to show each other
specialities of our cultures and our national traditions.
Activities we prepare for Phoenix will show not only fulfilling
the Scout motto Be Prepared, but also possibilities of mutual
inspiration in scouting activities. As most of the participants will
come from Slavonic countries, a part of the programme will present
our nations going back to their history, looking into their culture
and visiting the monuments of the capital of the Czech Republic and
Preliminary applications should be sent by the end of November 1996.
The deadline of obligatory applications is lst March 1997. It is
necessary to pay the participation fee by this term (lst March). The
fee will not be given back in case the participant will not be able
to come - it is necessary to send a substitute.
The participation fee is 35 $ and it covers:
- camping fee
- meeting activities
- an excursion
- a badge Phoenix 97
We recommend the participants to have the health insurance for
staying abroad. The participation fee will be also paid by the
JUNAK - svaz skautu a skautek Ceske republiky
Senovazne nam. 24
116 47 PRAHA 1
tel.: 0042-2-24 102 268
(0042-2-32 46 76 evenings)
fax: 0042-2-24 102 223, 0042-2-24214825
The programme is set for Scouts and Guides of the age of 10 to 18.
The key for the delegation is max. one adult for six children. It is
advisable to have one adult delegate in each national delegation who
will be the official member of the council - and for each 30
participants one other delegate for service team.
(The contingent of national delegations will be given in a special
letter to national central boards.)
The camping site will be divided into five strongholds ("hradiste") -
Each delegation should bring their own tents, event. a kitchen
shelter. There will be a special camp for the service team as well as
the family camp, Family Scouting camp, Old Scouts camp there.
For adventure scouts and rangers (15-18 years) there will be a
possibility of hiking and more demanding programme.
BOARDING - FOOD
The delegations will prepare their own meals from things brought by
themselves or bought at the spot. It is not possible to cook on an
open fire, it is necessary to bring spirit or gas (propan - butan)
cookers. It is possible to order the foodstuff in advance.
Service team will be given the food prepared - it is included in
their participating fee.
INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION CENTRE
will be at the camping site for the whole time of Phoenix 97.
The language (besides the national slavonic languages of
participating countries) is English, event. German and French.
THE POSSIBILITY TO STAY LONGER IN CZECH REPUBLIC
If you decide to come earlier or to stay after Phoenix 97, please,
let us know about it in your application. We will try to offer you a
route, possibilities of camping, sightseeing, etc. or eventual
contacts with Czech troops.
We hope that Scouts and Guides of all Slavonic nations, but also from
other European countries will take the possibility of renewing the
extinct tradition to set out on the path to seek our commom roots.
Accept please our invitation to a non-traditional adventure at the
meeting at Phoenix 97.
You will be sent further information in November 96.
It will contein:
possibilities of transport and reductions to the place of the meeting
specification of programme
offer for venture scouts and rangers (age 15 - 18)
offer for Family Scouting and Old Scouts
offer for short time guests
possibilities of exhibiting your activities
possibilities of having a stall for selling scout things
bank account for paying participation fee
* JIRI DANDA, student of The Czech Technical University*
* e-mail: XDANDA@DINF.FSV.CVUT.CZ *
*snail-mail: KONOPISTSKA 762, BENESOV 256 01, CZECH REP.*
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