STW 1996 Bericht – Report

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zweiter Teil: Deutschland

Highlights: eine Woche Zeltlager direkt am Bodensee — Mehrtages Hike in den Alpen — Schloß Neuschwanstein — München, Übernachtung in “The Tent” 300 Personen, Hofbräuhaus — Nachtfahrt nach Dresden — Dresden, Jugendstil Jugendherberge, Zwinger, Frauenkirche — Berlin, CVJM Haus, Metropol- TechnoNacht, KZ Sachsenhausen, Baustellen

Mike Corey hat nach seiner Rückkehr in die Staaten einen Artikel über diese Reise für eine lokale Zeitung in Eau Claire geschrieben. Er ist äußerst interessant und gut erzählt. Wenn wir wieder einmal mehr Zeit habe, werden wir ihn auch übersetzen! 🙂 Auf der rechten Seite siehst Du unseren Patch für diese Aktion.

 

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second part: Germany

Highlights: a week camp-out at Lake Constanz — multiday hike in the alps — Neuschwanstein castle — Munich, accomodation in “The Tent” 300 Personen, Hofbräuhaus — Dresden, youth hostel in Art Nouveau, Zwinger, Frauenkirche — Berlin, YMCA hostel, Metropol- Techno night, KZ Sachsenhausen, construction sites

Back in the states Mike Corey wrote a article about the trip for a local news paper. It’s quite interesting and well written. Here you can see the patch for this event.

The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land;
it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.

G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936)
English author
If you ever feel like being American is the best and only way to be, take a trip to Europe. As soon as possible.
It’s not that I don’t appreciate the value of this country and how lucky we are as Americans. But have you ever looked at how anyone else lives?Every week on the national news we see another McDonald’s opening in yet another foreign country. Yes, capitalism flourishes abroad, and while that’s great for America, the TV cameras never quite capture what may be next door to the new McDonald’s.If you look a little closer you might see the majestic fourteenth century Gothic cathedral. Next to Ronald McDonald’s statue, you miss the likeness of Ludwig I, first king of Bavaria. Worst of all, you might miss the great restaurants that don’t serve Mcnuggets, but Schnitzel and Almdüdler. Most of these things may seem insignificant to an average middle or high school student, but I think differently because I’ve visited all of these sights.On July 26, 1996, nineteen Explorer Scouts including me flew from Minneapolis to Frankfurt, Germany. The experience will be with me for a lifetime, and the people I met, even if they live on the banks of the Rhine instead of the Chippewa River, have become very close friends.How does one go about getting to Germany? Well, it took about two years of work, and one man’s dream. That man is Tim Scott, an attorney in New Richmond, WI. I met him when he lived in Eau Claire, where he was active both in Continue reading