Our Head Organization

Bund der Pfadfinderinnen und Pfadfinder e.V. (German Association of Guides and Scouts)

The interdenominational Bund der Pfadfinderinnen und Pfadfinder e.V. (German Association of Guides and Scouts), which is based in the Immenhausen Scouting Center, is one of the five major German scout and guide associations and reaches 30,000 children and young people through its activities. The BdP's pedagogic concept is the guiding principle for the Scouting Center's programmatic focus. 

Scouting in the BdP is a youth movement in the spirit of self-education and common values. Scouting helps young people orientate themselves in today's world and offers them a space to try things out and gain valuable experience for their entire lives.

The BdP is based on the voluntary commitment to common rules and self-organization. The rules of the guides and scouts promote:

  • helpfulness and consideration,
  • honesty and reliability,
  • respecting others,
  • self-control,
  • courage, or: not avoiding confrontation and difficulties,
  • environmental protection and consideration of nature,
  • friendship,
  • working for peace and community,
  • an ability to receive criticism and a willingness to take responsibility.

The Immenhausen Scouting Center is about the whole person with their physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual abilities. This includes accepting children and young people with their talents, their individual temperament and character, and offering them an opportunity for individual relaxation.

Our program offers are based on the contents and methods of the two world organizations of scouts and guides (WAGGGS and WOSM), the latest educational developments and societal needs, and the current resolutions of the BdP e.V. In addition to group work, the acquisition of skills and abilities by individuals is also the focus of our work.