- The opening sign for the largest Scout Confederate camp in history has fallen.
- About 30,000 children and young people are expected to visit Wallace’s Gomes this weekend.
- The federal camp lasts until August 6.
Scout was leaving early in the morning in a shirt, two-tone scarf and big rucksack. Program spokesman Colin Vollmer said the first children arrived around 8.30 a.m. by special trains and buses. They are now in the process of locating their tents and the three kilometer camp site.
A total of 20,000 scouts between the ages of twelve and 17 were expected on Saturday. Younger children, around 5,000 children between the ages of seven and eleven, will come on Sunday. Everyone receives a bandana in the colors of the Confederate camp, a reusable mug, and a songbook upon arrival.
According to Vollmer, agreements have been made with SBB, Matterhorn-Gothard-Bahn (MGB) and PostAuto AG. Its aim is to make travel as smooth as possible. The SBB uses no less than 80 special trains for the start of the Confederate camp.
Around 800 customer consultants, as well as members of the organization team ensure that everything runs smoothly at the stations over the weekend. The tasks of the SBB also include the transportation of about 1,500 cycles and about a thousand items. Because of the Confederate camp, they also increased the scheduled connections.
It is looked after for the last part of the journey from the destination stations of the SBB trains to Ulrichen VS, MGB and PostBus. For this purpose, the capacity of regional trains between Brigadier VS and Ulrichten was increased from about 260 to about 1200 people per hour. There are also more Postbus connections than usual.
Under the scheme, about 7,400 children and youth will reach from the canton of Uri. There were planned about 120 additional trips by bus and train. Relations between Meringen and Ticino in the Bernese Oberland and Airolo in Ulrichten have also been greatly expanded.
Federal Scout Camp takes place every fourteen years. This year’s edition was originally scheduled for 2021, but had to be postponed.