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Scout valley – EVS experience in Lithuania ! April – October 2016 (7 months)

Scout valley – EVS experience in Lithuania ! April – October 2016 (7 months)

We are looking for one motivated volunteer from Romania (18-30 y.o.) willing to go for EVS experience in Lithuania! Be a part of first scout campsite in Lithuania!

Description of the organization

Scout valley is the first scout campsite in Lithuania. It is located in the heart of the country near beautiful old city Ukmergė, 70 km away from other big cities – Vilnius, Kaunas, Panevėžys and Utena. It is a voluntary organization with the aim to become leading outdoor adventure education center in Lithuania for scouts, school children and youth.

We are in close relationship with national Lithuanian Scout organization and Lithuanian Sea scouts. We are in the process to become members of international Scout campsite association “Goose”.

Scout valley was established in 2014 and is in its stage of development. Everyone and anyone who loves nature can find his place in the campsite activities. Volunteers are highly appreciated in everyday tasks, maintenance and organization. We are working with a group of Lithuanian volunteers and waiting forwards to cooperate with EVS volunteers

Scout valley main programs and activities:

  • Outdoor activities for scouts: hikes, camps, leader outdoor training courses, meetings and other events;
  • Outdoor activities for non-scouts: special summer camps to introduce scout outdoor experience to 8-18 years old children and youth;
  • Outdoor adventure education programs for schools and youth groups;
  • Promotion of voluntary work in the region;
  • Promotion of ECO sustainable living..

Project environment

Scout valley is located in a small village Sukiniai. It is surrounded by beautiful wild nature, forests, lands and a stream. Only 8 km away there is a lake Žirnajai. We are part of active Eco community. Eco and environmental issues are very important part of our campsite. We generate our own electricity, use rain water, composting toilets, recycling and build sustainable houses.

Village Sukiniai is 15 km away from a town Ukmergė. Ukmergė is a city in Vilnius County, located 78 km northwest of Vilnius, with a population of about 22,000. Read more about Ukmergė here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukmerg%C4%97

Tasks for EVS volunteers

The campsite offers a wide range of scouting activities for our visitors:

► on the site (archery, team building games, bonfire practice, cooking, strategic games, axes and knifes etc.);

► out in the nature (hikes, indicative races etc.);

► on the water (rowing, sailing, kayaking, rafting and team building etc.).

We do summer camps, weekend hikes, promoting “Scout valley” in the festivals etc. We closely cooperate with Sea scouts and

National Lithuanian scouting organization and organize their events, camps and projects. EVS volunteer will be part of all above mentioned activities. He/she will guide visitors and instruct them on the topic, prepare campsite and other activity zones, organize and search for new hike routes. New ideas and experience are very welcome!

Next to it volunteers will help with the campsite daily maintenance: lawn mowing, trimming, repairing infrastructure, planting the trees etc. Tasks might involve some construction work and any other campsite related activities. Our volunteers will gain hands on experience organizing activities, summer camps, team work, improve scouting skills and many more valuable skills for life! It will never be the same routine, you will have to be flexible and ready to adapt to the fast changing situations, different groups and coming up activities.

Practical arrangements:

Project dates: 1st of April 2016 – 31st of October 2016 (7 months). All costs (travel, accommodation, food, activities, insurance, and language courses) are covered by Erasmus + program (more about the program: http://ec.europa.eu/youth/programme/mobility/european-voluntary-service_en.htm )

Volunteers will live in Ukmergė, 15 km away from the campsite. A car will be available for daily use.

Get ready to spend lot of fun time camping with scouts, working in a team, exploring the country and enjoy the nature!

If you accept the challenge send us your CV and the participantion form on the email at: nocrich@scout.ro


Scout valley application form

General evs timetable

The application form needs to be sent to nocrich@scout.ro until the 15th of January 2016.

Some videos from Summer 2015:

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