TOGETHER’23

15th international Jamboree in Upper Austria

TOGETHER’23

15th international Jamboree in Upper Austria

TOGETHER’23 – more than ever

Every five years the Scouts Upper Austria organise a big international scout camp. We are happy to announce, that in August 2023 we will welcome guides and scouts from all over the world to get TOGETHER and enjoy ten days of adventures, peaceful coexistence and internationality.

A few impressions of last years Scout Camp in Upper Austria

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Rejoice in memories and look forward to all that is yet to come 😉

All you have to know:

The theme of the 15th international Scout Camp im Upper Austria is TOGETHER. After two years of division and seperation because of the pandemic, we would love to plan, organise and enjoy another great scout camp in the Salzkammergut Together. Together with guides and scouts from upper austria, austria and of course all over the world.

Monday, 7th August to Wednesday, 16th August 2023

Scout Camp Austria, Eggenberg/Berg im Attergau in the Salzkammergut (mountains and lakes) Area

Timeline

May 2022

Start of pre-registration

1. September 2022 End of pre-registration
30. November 2022 Start of registration
28. February 2023 End of registration
31. May 2023 End of registration for employees

7.-16. August 2023

TOGETHER

17. August 2023 Hospitality

The Camp/Jamboree

The title is „Together 2023“

With the title „Together“ we want to express the cohesion in the small group, the scout community, but also in society as a whole, and deal with the topic „Together“ in an age-appropriate way. Tent camps in general and large camps in particular convey values ​​and skills such as environmental protection, independence, cohesion in the group and constant personal development to the participating children and teenagers. A camp is a learning field for many areas of life and also offers fun and adventure. Internationality is an important Scout aspect. At large camps we get to know people from all over the world. This is where friendships are formed that often last for a long time.

The camp takes place from 07.- 16. August

At TOGETHER `23 following age groups can participate:

      • Brownies and Cubs (7-10 y/o) Upper Austrian Participants only
      • Scouts and Guides (10-13 y/o) Austrian Participants only
      • Caravelles and Explorers (13-16 y/o ) Austrian and international Participants
      • Rangers and Rovers (16-21 y/o) Austrian and international Participants

Currently we are expecting 300-500 workers.

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 has never been snow at the past 14 Jamborees.

Camp languages are German and English. For further languages we will find contact persons, who can help foreign participants.

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 restrictions for campfires

All former and active Scouts and Guides, friends and relatives of participants are warmly welcome on the Visitors Day from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m., Sunday, 13th August 2023.

The gastronomical areas provide a variety of food and non-alcoholic drinks.

Registration, data, money 

The camp fee includes food, the program, infrastructure. Not included are travelling costs. (arrival, departure)

  • Participant Ca/Ex and Ra/Ro          € 320,00
  • Leader international                          € 320,00

170€ which you will get back after the Jamboree. (if your camp ground is clean and tidy )

  • 1 day 1 person (w/o overnight stay)                        € 22,00
  • 1 day 1 person (w/ overnight stay)                          € 27,00
  • 1 day 1 child (6-14 y/o) (w/o overnight stay)        € 12,00
  • 1 day 1 child (6-14 y/o) (w/ overnight stay)          € 17,00
  • Children under 6 y/o                                                 € 0,00

For guests food will be provided only through the team-cafeteria.

Yes, we have a set capacity.

International groups need a letter of recommendation from their international commissioner to prove that their group is affiliated and registered with the World scouting organizations (WAGGS,WOSM)

Interchanging participants is always possible and free. Please contact international@together23.at.

We always try to get a positive outcome regarding new registrations after the registration period.

Cancelation of a participant/Leader may lead to a cancelation fee.

At the Jamboree

Scout Camp Austria is a permanent scout campground. Therefore, sanitary facilities, warm water and showers can be provided for all participants.

WiFi is currently available in small areas at the campsite. Due to the geographical remoteness of the campsite and the limited bandwidth you might experience slowdowns of WiFi, mobile data and cell services.

At TOGETHER `23 there will be a Shop where you can buy official merchandising, post cards, a small selection of sanitary articles and snacks.

Cars can be parked outside the campsite at designated parking zones in Eggenberg.

Material delivery is only possible during arrival/departure. Please contact your subcamp leader in advance and obey shown delivery times below. After that, parking is only possible at designated parking zones outside the campground.

Monday 7th August 6:00 to 9:00 AM

In exceptional cases you can deliver your material on Saturday the 5th between 11.00 AM to 14:00 PM.

For every group travelling by train a shuttle bus will be provided from the train Station St. Georgen to the campsite.

For every participant there will be 4.5-meter pole wood. Planks as much as needed.

YES! You can build to your hearts content. But keep in mind that if you plan a construction with walkable platforms above 3m height please consult the technical team in advance. If a construction is exceedingly unsafe or extreme, the camp administration has every right to forbid the construction.

Keep also in mind that the responsibility for a construction lies solely on the persons who built it. That means, good planning and execution is needed. If you need any help or have any questions don’t hesitate to contact the technical team.

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. In case of an emergency, it is the responsibility of a leader to provide us with the correct data regarding insurance, phone numbers of parents etc. and to share them with us.

At the food supply counter is a box for every Jamboree unit available, where medicine can be stored cool if necessary.

Food

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.

You can cook on open fire (bricks for construction will be provided) or on a camping stove, that you bring with you.

Rules

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 legal consequences. Therefore, resulting in the instant exclusion from the camp and a report to law enforcement.

There will be strict rules for obeying night-time silence. Further details will be announced.

There will be charging opportunities for mobile phones. All other electronical devices (e. G.  coffee machines, fridges, etc.) which are not intended by the program or specific areas are without any exceptions prohibited.

International Service Team (IST)

We are happy about every person who joins our International Service Team (IST). If you are interested to be part of the IST at the TOGETHER’23 use the online registration form for IST and then we will get in contact with you. Tell us your interests and skills so that we can find a good working area for you.

There will be an extra kitchen for staff members.

The camp takes place at the SCA = Scout Camp Austria

SCOUT CAMP AUSTRIA, Zentrum der OÖ. Pfadfinderinnen und Pfadfinder, Eggenberg 30, 4880 Berg im Attergau, AUSTRIA

the current safety regulations apply

Currently we are expecting 4000 to 4500 participants.

Short answer: YES! All international scout groups are welcome to participate, in the age groups from Ca/Ex (13-16 y/o) to Ra/Ro (16-19 y/o)

We offer three to our guests from afar, ­either before or after the TOGETHER `23 You will be guest of an Austrian Scout group, living with their families. It is an opportunity to see more of Austria, to get to know the Austrian way of life and to spend a few relaxing days with your new friends.

On special occasions at the Jamboree – like opening or closing ceremony – it is internationally usual to wear the scout uniform. You will get a Jamboree neckerchief at arrival which signalizes that you are a participant.

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.

As a leader you are mainly responsible for your youths. In addition, we depend on your help with the execution of the planned program. We will inform you in time about the details.

  • 1st of January until 22nd of May 2023 € 110,00
  • 23rd of May until the start of Together`23 € 220,00

These are the costs per participant/leader. Should you reduce your contingent during the time periods shown above, there will still be cancelation costs. Name changes are free but only possible in the same scout and age group. Also, Leaders can’t be interchanged with participants.

100€ this will be used towards a day trip for international staff members.

20th of May 2022 marks the start of pre-registration you only have do denote the number of participants/leaders in your group. After 1st November 2022 Registration starts where you have to denote every participant/leader in detail until 23rd of February 2023.

There is going to be a campsite for guests. The registration takes place at the camp in the administrative office.

For scout groups on the waiting list there is still as possibility for being admitted. You will be informed until the end of registration in February 2023.

When all the participant data is entered in our registration system you are bindingly registered.

At the campsite showers with warm water are available to every participant.

Every age group has their own gastronomy tent. Additionally, there will be offerings for scout leaders and adults.

Providing sufficient electricity for every participant is a very complicated thing and therefore is only supplied for the program and infrastructure. There won’t be any electricity for participants but of course were going to provide places for charging your phone or drying your hair.

Yes! Additional trains to the camp are planned. We are still in talks with the ÖBB (Austrian Railway Services).

Many places on the campsite are handicapped accessible also there are handicapped accessible showers and toilets. If you have special needs don’t hesitate to contact us and let us know.

YES! There is enough firewood for everyone to cook or to make campfires with. FAIR USE! The distribution is going to be bound to fixed times.

We recycle! All Garbage should be sorted in the following categories :

  • Glas (mixed)
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Organic waste + food leftovers
  • Plastics + Metal
  • Other waste
  • Problematic waste (batteries, spray cans etc.)
    • At the end of camp: bricks & wood

The nearest possibility to withdraw money or to change foreign currencies is in the centre of St. Georgen (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 on the campsite can also been done by Maestro-Card (with PIN-code), by credit card (MasterCard, Visa, AMEX, Diners) or cash.

The shop and the gastronomy areas only accept cash money.

The Austrian Red Cross will provide an ambulance 24h a day on the camp premises.

We strongly recommend a prophylactic vaccination for early summer meningoencephalitis (TBE).

More information you find here: TBE-Austria

Yes, in planning the Jamboree there will be the possibility for you to design with us the menu plan. Details later on.

Food supply starts on arrival day, Monday August 7th, with supper.

If you arrive earlier, you’ll have to check food for yourself.

Food supply ends on departure day, Wednesday, August 16th, with lunch.

You will be cared for by us with everything that is needed for cooking. Spices, tea, coffee, fruit syrup, etc. too.

You have to bring your own cooking material, dishes and cutlery as well as a camping stove if you don’t cook on open fire.

Austrian tap water has drinking water quality and 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 plastic bottles which means more waste.

Because of safety reasons pets are not allowed on the camp site. Exceptions (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

Smoking is only allowed in the marked restricted areas. Age limitations of Austrian law for consuming nicotine must be obeyed. (18+)

Only bicycles approved by the project leader are allowed at the campsite. (Arrival by bicycles is of course very welcomed). Cars, scooters and other means of transportation are not allowed.

This trip is not only to get to know all the other people from the IST but also to see some beautiful parts of Austria. We will spend the day off the campsite to see the nice scenery and some sights. Let’s get to know Austria a little bit better Together’23!

Our staff has their own staff-campground and they sleep in their own tents.

Pre-registration 

With the pre-registration, we ask you to give a realistic estimate of the number of participants from your group. This is non-binding for both sides and there will be no cancellation fees if the numbers change during the fixed registration. If an age group quota is full during the pre-registration, this age group will be placed on the waiting list. If contingents become available during the fixed registration (from November 22) = concretization of the participants‘ data, you will be activated according to the order of the waiting list.  

We are looking forward spending an awesome TOGETHER´23 with you! 

Pre-Registration
 

 

International Service Team (IST)

As an IST member, how will I be involved in the camp team?
You will participate as all the other camp team members. There won´t be any difference.

What does the TOGETHER ‘23 camp team expect from me? Which jobs are vacant?
Have a look at our list of vacant jobs.
Be sure you have all the documents and visa requirements checked before applying for a job.
Unfortunatly we cannot take any responsibilty therfore.
Are there special offers for IST members at TOGETHER ‘23?
There won´t be any differences, but we will try to suprise you with a trip.

What is the camp fee for IST members?
There is no camp fee for IST, but an amount for food is charged (EUR 100,–)
How to register as an IST member?
Please apply for a job & tell us why we should pick you.

Want to be part of the International Service Team (IST)?
Please fill out the following form:

IST registration
 

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