Dear brothers and sisters !

Russian Union of Scouts invites you to join us for our 3d traditional International Camp "VETLUGA - 97" to be held from Tuesday 15 July to Wednesday 30 July 1997 at taiga forest not far from Nizhny Novgorod.

The Camp will be situated at the riverside, each patrol will have own camp city. You will see original Russian nature and folk, moreover you will have an opportunity to test yourself for survival in taiga. This summer we expect guests from England, Iceland, Germany, Denmark, Poland, Japan, South Africa and of course from Russian scoutís Associations.

We welcome as individual Leaders of scout troops and Crews from any scout Association as well. There is no age limit for Leaders as well as scouts. Your Crew has to be no more 7-10 persons.

We will find for your Crew partner patrol from our Association the same age as yours. You may arrive before the Camp and stay longer if you wish. Our representatives will meet you in Nizhny Novgorod airport where you can fly by "Lufthansa" from Frankfurt. There are possibilities of accommodation in the families of Scouts or in our Headquarters in N.Novgorod if you would like this.

Our International Camp will be friendly and informal with an opportunity for everyone to get to know each other. Scouts from all our branches in Russia will take part in this Camp.

The Camp fees will be approximately 150$, which is includes internal transport expanses, excursions and trips, city activities etc. and food.

At the Camp you will live in your own tent and cook on open fires or gas if you will bring special equipment for it. Please bring with you tents and cooking equipment if possible - if you can not, please advise us of your needs in application form.

There will be excursions and visit to places of historic interest in Nizhny Novgorod and in N.Novgorod region, camp fires, competitions, activities such as pioneering, Russian folk, mountaineering, etc., plus plenty of free time to do what you wish and get know your hosts and fellow scouts.

If you are interested please return the application form

by E-Mail:

by fax: +7(8-312) 529752

by post way: RUSSIA, 603132 Nizhny Novgorod, Golubeva 4a, Russian Union of Scouts
Chief-director Igor M. Bogdanov
Vice-president Maxim G. Vorobiev

Details of payments, deposits and programme will be sent to applicants later.

Application Form

Name of Group _____________________________________________________________

Scout Organisation__________________________________________________________


Name, address, telephone of leader____________________________________________

Scouts: males________females________ leaders: males________females____________

Will you require home hospitality before or after Camp? __________________________

Will you need special equipment tents, etc.? ____________________________________