Here is a list of frequent asked questions concerning HOME 2018. If you can't find satisfying answers don't hesitate to contact the camp administration!
Basically it is summer in August and summer in the Salzkammergut is beautiful. Nevertheless temperatures can be rather low at night and a jacket or sweater wouldn’t be bad – maybe even two over each other. Sometimes rainproof clothing and boots are necessary – but how is the saying: “there’s no bad weather – only bad equipment”.
By the way: there was never snow at the past 13 jamborees.
Camp languages are german and english. For further languages we will find contact persons, who can help foreign participants.
On special occasions at the jamboree – like opening or closing ceremony – ist is internationally usual to wear the scout unifrom. You will get a jamboree neckerchief at arrival and it signalizes that you are participant.
Your postal address at the jamboree will be:
Scout group, age section
Pfadfinderlager HOME 2018
4880 Berg im Attergau
There is a possibility for a short refreshment in the ager, the small river flowing through the camp site. The nearby Attersee provides several public bathing places. The duty of supervision for swimmers and non-swimmers lies in the responsibility of their leaders.
Yes, campfires are allowed – in fire bowls, that we provide or you bring with yourself. There will be enough firewood available. There will be fixed supply times for that.
In case of extreme dryness there may be a few restrictions for camp fires.
All former and active Scouts and Guides, friends and relatives of participants are warmly welcome on the visitors day from 10 a.m. til 5 p.m., Sunday, 12th August 2018.
The gastronomical areas provide a variety of food and non-alcoholic drinks.
There wil be a specific area on the camp site for guests and the possibility to be catered by the "team-kitchen". Registration at the camp administraion at the jamboree is obligatory.
Camp fee, cancellation
From 16.02.18 to 18.05.18 the cancellation fee per participant or leader is 100 Euro
From 19.05.18 to 06.08.18 the cancellation fee per participant or leader is 200 Euro
This concern the amount of participants or leaders, if it decreases cancellation fees are coming due, regardless of the reason why.
Changes of names are free of charge.
Scout Camp Austria is a permanent scout campsite. Therefore most of the sanitary facilities, water-, waste water-, electric power-supply etc. are preinstalled. In case of the International Jamboree further areas expanding the campsite are rented, but we don't have to create a site in the middle of nowhere. There are warm-water-showers for all participants.
There are warm water showers at the campsite and for the HOME 2018 Jamboree additional showers and facilities to wash oneself will be established.
We are sorry, but we can’t offer you beer table sets, because they are needed for the programme and gastronomy.
We attempt to establish wireless lan at the gastronomy areas. The Scout Camp Austria is a little far-off, therefor the bandwidth is quite limited. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience because of occasional failures.
There will be a gastronomy unit in every stage camp acoording to the age of participants. The offerings are coordinated with the people in charge of the stage programme. In addition there will be a guild-cafe and locations for leaders again.
Somewhere central you can find the HOME 2018 Shop. Beauti- and useful things in HOME 2018-Design can be bought here as well as postcards, a small variety of cosmetic products, sweets (chocolate, ice cream …), stamps etc.
The power supply at the camp site is a complicated matter. Therefor electricity is only for programme as well as infrastructure, but cannot be provided for participants. But of course there will be possibilities to charge cell phones.
Cars can be parked outside the camp in Eggenberg on labelled parking places. Please come to the Jamboree with as less cars as possible. For the sake of the climate.
The access directly to the campsite is without exception only on arrival and departure day for delivering material possible. Afterwards the car immediatly has to be brought to the parking area, a few steps away from the campsite.
We try to make every area of the HOME 2018 camp site accessable for handicapped people. There are accessable toilets and showers. If you have special needs do not hesitate to contact us.
There is enough firewood for all of you – for cooking and campfires. FAIR USE! The disposal will be at stated times.
Every participant will be provided 4.5 metre pole wood. Planks as much as needed.
Usually all Austrian cell phone providers can be reached at the camp site depending on the quality of the mobile network and the amount of users.
Yes; we must seperate as follows:
- paper & cardboard
- biological waste
- plastics & metal
- other waste
- roblematic waste (batteries, spraycans etc)
at the end of the camp:
- bricks & wood
The nearest possibility to withdraw money or to change foreign currencies is in the centre of St. Gerogen (Volksbank, Sparkasse, Raiffeisenbank, PSK). You also have the possibility to do this at the camp site finance dept, if you pay the fees. The jamboree payments can here also been done by Maestro-Card (with PIN-code), by creditcard (MasterCard, Visa, AMEX, Diners) or cash.
The shop and the gastronomy areas only accept cash money.
Health, medical attendance, first aid
Taking an e-Card or international insurance card with you is highly recommended. Please tell us about chronical ailments when registering, so we can help you faster in case of an emergency.
A red-cross ambulance is available 24 hours a day.
At the food supply counter is an box for every jamboree unit available, where medicine can be stored cool if necessary.
Of course! We’ll give you the opportunity to adapt the amount of groceries for your unit. If you’ve got the feeling of getting too much or being undersupplied we can re-adjust the amounts for your unit. Just inform the staff at your food supply counter.
For every meal at least one vegetarian dish will be offered.
Yes, in planning the Jamboree there will be the possibility for you todesign with us the menu plan. Details later on.
Food supply starts on arrival day, Monday August 6th, with supper.
If you arrive earlier, you’ll have to check food for yourself.
Food supply ends on departure day, Wednesday, August 15th, with lunch.
You can cook on open fire (bricks for construction will be provided) or on a camping stove, that you bring with you.
Fritz Ortner: foodhome2018.at
At the jamboree:
Your persons in charge of food supply per stage
You will be cared for by us with everything that is needed for cooking. Spices, tea, coffee, fruit syrup, detergent etc. too.
You have to bring by yourself cooking material, dishes, cutlery and camping stove if you don't cook on open fire.
Austrian tap water has drinking water quality an can be consumed without any doubt. Drinking water from lakes or rivers is not recommended. Supermarkets offer a variety of bottled water, carbonated or not, unfortunately they are bottled mostly in PET what means more waste.
Because of safety reasons pets are not allowed on the camp site. Exeptions (e.g. assistance dogs) have to be confirmed by the project management of the jamboree. An anti-rabies inoculation has to be proved.
If visitors come with dogs on visitor-sunday, the dogs have to walk on a lead and wear a muzzle. Excrements have to be removed immediately.
Consuming alcohol is only allowed in restricted areas (gastronomy) after 6 PM. Of course only for participants over 16 years of age. High percentage alcohol is forbidden on the camp site anyway. It is not allowed to bring alcohol to the jamboree.
According to the Austrian controlled substances law the sale, possession and consumption of illegal drugs is prohibited and will have consequences.
Smoking is only allowed in the marked restricted areas. Age limitations of Austrian law for consuming nicotine must be obeyed.
There will be strict rules for obeying nighttime silence. Further details will be announced.