Plans forged for new space on old farm
Borkener Zietung, Borken, Germany, February 10, 2004
Scouts arrange "second home" / Registration
still open for Youth Conference
(mge). Plans made Things are moving fast now
for the troop leaders of the St. George Scouts*
in Ramsdorf. First, because the troop can now meet in a
new place on the old farm of Anton Nieland. On the other hand
because now, besides their previous meeting place in the basement
of the Marienheims [the local kindergarten], both places are at
their disposal, as well as kitchen and sanitary facilities on
Photo caption: The Ramsdorf Scouts settle into
a new domicile in the [former farmhouse] on the old Nieland
farm. [Dominik Nieland of Ramsdorf, second person from right]
Click image to enlarge
Scout leader Werner Menke refers in this context
to a great deal of work that was performed by the Scouts in the
past months. After farmer Nieland had offered them the rooms,
extensive renovations were needed. It was painted and glued, with
the furnishings and equipment contributed by many Ramsdorf families.
Now, when the heater is returned to working order,
nothing will stand in the way of full utilization. What is missing,
and where the Scouts are asking for support once again, are cutlery
and larger pots for the gas stove.
Birgit Kassner, who leads the group with Veronika
Wolber, is happy about the offer of additional space. "Here
can we can also be somewhat louder at times." It also means
there are finally no blocked out periods for the scout meetingsthe
space is always available. This will already happen in the next
weeks when the Wölflinge** also converge
on Bleking Road [the site of the Nieland farm].
Besides many other meetings for the program, the
main meeting of the DPSG* and the Scouts
in Haltern [a village southeast of Ramsdorf] take place in the
month of March.
Registration is still open for the sixth youth conference
in Pogorzelica, Poland, that takes place from the 22 July to 1
August . Children and youths from eight years can participate.
Interested parties can register until the end of February with
camp manager Marion Schmitz (telephone 02863/760157).
* The boy/girl scout organization
is called the Deutsch Pathfinders of St. Georg, DPSG
** The Wölflinge are the youngest group of scouts
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