Some of our international friends are asking whether we are affected by the floods in Germany these days. There was a flood of the Wupper river on Wednesday/Thursday, and also our scout rooms in Wuppertal were flooded, including a lot of mud. However, we managed to clear up everything.
Due to the pandemic, we will again not have a camp this weekend. However, we will have an interactive online show on YouTube on Sunday. The link to the stream will be published here on Sunday (please switch the language of the website to German to see it). The show will start at 6 pm German time.
It is just the summer of 2020, but already we are making plans for the naxt year. 2021 will be a special year for us, as we will celebarate our 60th anniversary. We will have many activities, most importantly we are planning an international scout camp with guest from all over the world from August 7th to August 14th 2021. We all hope the pandemic sitation will make it possible to stick to these plans.
This week we would have been on the PEAK 2020 international scout camp - if there hadn't been the pandemic. Instead, our scouts are now on a summer trip in northern Germany. However our friends from Chesterfield called us today from their walk through the empty chatsworth park. It is nice to know our friendship and contact continues even if we cannot meet this summer.
This weekend, it is time for the JOTI (Jamboree on the Internet) again. Our group is taking part with some scouts. You can see us on the webcam above. To get in contact with us, just try one of the following options:
- using the IRC chat of ScoutNet (users: kpf_stefan, kpfLukas, KPFMax...)
- via Twitter: @kreuzpfadfinder
- via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kreuzpfadfinderbund/
- via Instagram: kreuzpfadfinderbund_wuppertal
- via Skype (user name will be published later)
Please Donate: „Construyendo puentes de amistad a Matagalpa – Bridges of Friendship to Matagalpa“
We would like to enable a small group of young scouts (mixed group, aged 14-16, at least 2 participants and one leader) from Nicaragua to take part in our whitsun camp. The camp takes place on the whitsun weekend (June 2 to 5, 2017). The whitsun camp represents the foundation of our work. On sunday evening, our traditional promise celebration will take place, which means a lot to us. An invitation to this event proves our deep trust and friendship to our scout friends from Nicaragua.
The trigger for the project was an exceptional distirbution of funds by the charity foundation Siegfried und Christa Wirtz Stiftung. We already collected funds for two scouts, but now we need you to move on! Thanks a lot to the SCW foundation (the photo shows the cheque handover ceremony) and our supporters association.
You want to provide a unique memory for young people from our partner city Matagalpa? You support the idea of looking beyond one's own nose and to see what the world has to offer? You want to donate one Euro or another?
Donate with subject 'Nicaragua' to our supporters association.
If you have any questions or need further information, just send an e-mail to Jamie Lee Harder.
Thank your for your support!
On January 31st, the 126th issue of our scout magazine „Die Spur“ has been published on the occasion of our years-beginnings-celebration. If you are interested in reading Die Spur (it is in German) to get an impression of our activities, send an e-mail to Stefan. We have some spare copies so potentially we can send one to you.
The next issue of Die Spur is expected to appear in may on the occasion of our whitsun camp.
The scouting (a web magazine for scouts in germany) has published an article about our group here.
This summer, we will go on a trip to Slovakia. The trip will take place during the last three weeks of the summer holidays (approximately 29th of July to 21st of August 2016). Planning has just begun, so we do not have so many details at the moment. Hopefully we will be able to meet our friends in Košice who visited our Brexventure camp in 2013. We hope that many scouts will join the trip and spend some amazing time in Slovakia!
On Saturday, March 29, we will help to protect the environment. As every year, there is an activity in Wuppertal where everyone is invited to clean the city. Our scout group will participate and clean the banks of the river Wupper near our scout hut in Pauluskirchstraße. This will be a lot of work, because there was no wupper cleaning activity in 2013 due to bad weather conditions, so we expect a lot of rubbish there.
On March 7 and 8 there will be the traditional market for used books in the Pauluskirche, the church next to our scout rooms in Unterbarmen. As every year, we will make cakes and sell them to collect money for our scout group. On friday, the market is opened from 14:00 to 18:00 and on saturday from 11:00 to 16:00.
To make sure everyone remebers the dates and times of scout activities, we made our calendar iCalendar compatible. This means it is possible to export scout activites from that calendar into programs like Outlook, Thunderbird, or google calendar. Each date in the calendar contains a corresponding iCalendar export link now.
Some photos so our family day are online.
The decision has been made! This years summer trip will take us to scandinavia. Large forests, wonderful lakes, wild elks, normal temperatures.
From 2014-07-26 to 2014-08-16 we will be climbing, swimming, hiking and discovering the great north of europe. We hope many scouts will join the trip!
Some items were left behind on our winter trip (see photos). They can be picked up from Stefan.
Each participant of the Brexventure Camp received a t-shirt with the camp logo. As we were asked by many people if it is possible to buy additional camp shirts, there is a possibility to order further shirts now. The price of the sirts is 15,50 EUR. If we have very many orders, it might decrease. Please order until 26 January by E-Mail. The available sizes of the shirts are S, M, L, XL, XXL or 3XL.
On our photo page, you can see pictures of our winter trip which took us to Monschau this year. The Trip had the topic #hipster. To see the photos, you must be a registered member and be logged in, or you have to wait until January 21, when they are publicly visible. The link is here. Click on Winterfahrt 2014 there (sorry, the page is only available in German).
On January 25th, we will once again have an indoor football tournament. The tournament is a common activity with the other scout organizations from Wuppertal. All information on date, time, location and equipment can be found on the Information sheer.
The registration for the tournament is done online. We are looking forward to see many scouts there!
Jan has some wood for us in his garden which has to be cut into smaller pieces. He needs some voluntary helpers for this task, which shall take place on Saturday, 28.12., if we find 3 or 4 volunteers. There will be a barbecue afterwards for the volunteers. If you have time, contact Jan directly (0157 5687 2494).
On our photo page, there are more than 100 new pictures from the activities in 2013. Most importantly these are photos from our international camp Brexventure which took place last summer. To see the pictures, click here (sorry, this page is only available in German).
On the 18th of January, we will celebrate the beginning of the new year with our annual family day. Everyone will meet at our scout rooms at Röttgen 102 in Wuppertal. As of 3 p.m., we will have a varied programme of looking back on the last year and games inside and outside. We will hopefully have a nice time together, drink coffee and tea and eat some cake.
On friday, December 13th, the editorial deadline of our scout newspaper Die Spur ends. If you have any articles for us, send them quickly!
As every year, we will also spend this year's winter holidays on a winter trip. It will take place in the first week of January. We will be in a house in Rohren, which is a small village in the Eifel low mountain range.
The theme of the trip will be #Hipster so hopefully we will have some funny days there. We will probably go there with 30 scouts of all ages.
We received a letter from the Nicaraguan scouts who joined our Brexventure camp. More information on http://brexventure.de/
New information is available on the web site of our Brexventure 2013 international scout camp. You can find a more detailed schedule and a list of activites there now. This information will be updated on a regular basis, so it is worth having a look at it from time to time.
A website with a lot of information about our international summer camp “Brexventure 2013” is available now. It informs about the date, the location, the participants etc. Go to http://www.brexventure.de to find out!
In 2013 an international camp organised by us will take place on Brexbachtal scout campsite which is located near Koblenz. We hope our friends from 18th Chesterfield and 3rd Matlock and some other scout groups will join the camp. The proposed date is 2013-07-30 until 2013-08-06 for the camp, followed by a family hospitation in Wuppertal. Currently we wait for confirmation of the proposed date. More information on the camp will follow.
In 2011, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of our scout group. There will be a camp in summer where we will invite some friends from Germany, England and maybe even more countries. We are working hard on the preparations and soon there will be further information available for our guests. Just have a look at this page in a few days or weeks.
This summer, we will again have a trip to England. We will visit the PEAK international scout camp at Chatsworth Park in Derbyshire. We hope to have a lot of fun and make new friends with out hosting group, which will be 3rd Matlock this time. Our plans for the other two weeks of the trip are not yet made, so we are collecting ideas what to do and where to go.
Visit http://www.peak2010.org/ for more information on the PEAK camp.
This summer, we will have a 3-week-trip to slovenia. We found the country interesting as it offers quite different landscapes - varying from alpine mountains to the mediterranian sea there is much to see. If you have any hints about places, campsites or activities that could be nice for our scout group, please send us an e-mail to email@example.com.
Yesterday we elected a new directorate for our scout association. First Chairman is Stefan Friese, Second Chairman ist Lukas Sieber, Treasurer is Tim Oliver Kremer. Further members of the directorate are Alexandra Gerling, Anke Winkelsträter, Annika Friese and Lars Greinert.
Revently we recieved 58 additional photos of our whitsun vamp. To see them use the following link: click here.
On our photo-page you can find 52 new photos of our whitsun-camp. You should have a look - surprisingly there aren't any rain pictures this time. You just have to click here.
On our summer-trip in 2008 we are going to visit Scotland! If you have any ideas about scout centres, interesting hiking areas or you would like to meet our scout group, don't hesitate to contact us by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In January 2008 we will do our traditional winter trip. This time wie will visit this nice house in Breckerfeld, a village which is not very far away from Wuppertal but a very nice location in a valley with much nature around.
Our Friends from 18th Chesterfield (UK) have a new Homepage. It is located at http://www.18thscouts.webs.com/
Finally we have 43 new photos on our photo-page. They have been taken on our trip to scandinavia last summer.
To see them, click here: Scandinavia 2007
Our Calendar for the year 2008 has been made, and several preparation teams for our activities have been founded. If you want to know what we are going to do in 2008, click on 'Calendar'.
Our Summer-Trip is not mentioned yet because we have neither decided where to go nor when. This will be discuss
On August 18th, there will be a celebration of scoutings 100th anniversary in the centre of Wuppertal. It will be organised by 7 associations with groups in our city, so we think it should be a quite impressive event.
We will offer games, sing songs, build up some tents and present our work.
Currently, the 21st World Scout Jamboree takes place in Chelmsford / UK. We visited the Camp at the weekend with a small group of scouts, click here to see some photos of the trip.
More information about the Jamboree can be found on http://eng.thejamboree.org/.
On August 1st, 1907, the first scout camp on Brownsea island was opened by Baden Powell. The World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM) proposes to celebrate the 100th anniversary of this event as a so-called 'Scouting's Sunrise'.
Scouts all over the world will meet on this day to renew their
We had a fine summer-trip to scandinavia this summer with a group of 20 scouts. First we made a kanu-trip on the small river Röjdån, then we hiked some days on the Finnskogleden. In Norway, we visited Kjørnes, a small village located at the Sognefjord near Jostedalsbreen (Europe's largest glacier
The scout movement exists since 1907, so we celebrate its 100th birthday this year. On august 18th, we will have an event in the centre of Wuppertal, where we will present our work to the people. Other scout associations will also take part in this event, and together we will offer games for childre
On May 3rd, 2007, Deutsche Post (German Postal Service) published a 45-cent-stamp related to scouting. If you want to see the Stamp, visit the following Site and klick on Aktuelle