We Are Committed to Quality!

At the Scouting Center we want our guests to feel comfortable and to thoroughly enjoy their stay in Immenhausen. In order to live up to this claim at all times, we continuously check our facilities and services through quality management. This includes regular team meetings as well as external further education and training of our employees and the friendly and service-oriented customer contact during the stay.

We expect our guests to abide by binding terms of use analogous to the BdP's mission statement and the pedagogic operating concept of the Immenhausen Scouting Center.

Certifications and Awards

Country Hostel

As a certified country hostel, the Scouting Center guarantees the following standards:

  • friendly and competent staff that is open to children and young people
  • support and flexibility in organizational matters during the stay
  • a separate dining and meeting room for exclusive personal use for each class/group
  • multi-purpose outdoor areas for the students
  • rural, close-to-nature environment
  • material and media for teaching and extra-curricular activities
  • housing that meets the same hygiene and safety standards as school buildings and specialized lodging facilities

Bed & Bike Accommodation

More and more people use their bicycles on vacation. Some cycle from place to place while others explore their holiday region from a fixed base. Anyone who is a cycling tourist has very specific expectations and demands regarding their accommodation's amenities. The Allgemeine Deutsche Fahrrad-Club (German Cyclists' Association) has developed quality criteria for bicycle-friendly accommodations from these desires. The Bed & Bike logo stands for the fulfilment of these criteria. In all Bed & Bike accommodations, cycling tourists can expect to find a minimum of bicycle-friendly service.


With the SCENES certification of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), our center showcases the active implementation of scouting values:

  • implementation of the principles and goals for sustainable education according to the values of the scout movement
  • commitment to the active protection of the Scouting Center's natural environment and to giving its guests an opportunity to experience nature and to connect with it
  • active promotion of educational programs that inform about sustainable behavior towards nature, people, and society and thereby reflect the scouting promise and the scouting rules
  • excellent center management with regard to sustainability

VFD-Certified Trail Riding Accommodation

Those who explore Reinhardswald Nature Park on horseback are now able to stay at the Immenhausen Scouting Center. “The criteria for the assignment of the VFD-recognized trail riding accommodation badge have been met,” VFD (German Association of Leisure Riders and Drivers) regional chairman Birgit Ungar announced after inspecting our site. The center fulfils the criteria specified in the VFD checklist. A responsible approach to people, horses (animals), and nature is the prerequisite for the award. The safety of all parties involved and the welfare of the horses in accordance with the VFD guidelines for the handling of horses are the main focus.

Paddocks with electric fences can be set up for the horses on rich pasture land (fence material, including a 230V pasture fence, is available).


Among the awards of the Scouting Center in recent years are

  • 2019: awarded an official project of the UN Decade on Biodiversity in the special contest “Social Nature - Nature for All”
  • 2018: named one of 50 lighthouse projects for sustainable tourism in Germany in the project “A Stone's Throw - Short Distances. Great Experiences”
  • award from Kasseler Bank in the “Everyday Heroes Wanted!” contest with the project “Creative Workshop!”