Welcome to ISM2014 online! Looking back at the International Scout Meeting 2005 (ISM 2005) - see you next time at the ISM 2014!
The “International Scout Meeting 2014“ is already the fifth get-together of this kind. With its objective of providing opportunities for Scouts from all over the world to get to know each other and to foster the understanding of young people, the ISM is embedded in the tradition of the great Jamborees. The ISM 2014 takes place from 01.August to 16. August 2014.
Back in 1978, the first ISM with some 140 Scouts from Spain, Finland, and Germany was planned and organized by the young leaders of the Bensberg troop of the "DPSG" (Deutsche Pfadfinderschaft Sankt Georg) on a voluntary basis and in their own responsibility. The vivid memories of this event were incentive to the following generation of Scout masters to stage a second ISM nine years later with 160 participants from England, Finland, Poland, the Netherlands, and Germany.
In 1996, after two years’ preparation, again 160 Scouts from the Netherlands, England, Poland, Lithuania, and Hungary set up camp by the River Mosella for one week together with their hosts from Bensberg, before spending the second week in families, visiting the town and its surroundings.
In the same way the Bensberg Scouts tied in with this tradition in 2005 and met after a long preparation with Scouts from England, Japan, Poland, Lithuania, South Africa and the Netherlands in Bernkastel-Kues for camping and as before a second week spend in families in the beautiful countrified town of Bensberg and participate of World Youth Day Cologne.
For the coming ISM 2014 we want to revive its spirit with our cumulative experiences and possibilities. We are very motivated to plan yet another collective camp and for the first time due to personal contacts we are also able to invite Scouts from Luxembourg and Sweden.
By now, the following celebrities have agreed to act as patrons for the International Scout Meeting 2014:
Mayor of the Town
Maria Theresia Opladen
MP of the Deutsche Bundestag, Vice-Chairman of the CDU parliamentary party
Pastor of the parish
We are all Scouts from Bensberg and have been for many years. We support our Scout group not only as participants but also as leaders or members of executive board.
Due to the huge financial scope of this meeting, we rely on any kind of donations and assistance. If you are in a position to or if you have contacts to businesses who can support the ISM, please contact us. It is possible to get a contribution receipt.
For furter information or to meet other participants please check out our Facebook group: ISM2014@Facebook