Ritzing, home of the Burgenland Scout Center
Each Austrian federal province has its own scout center, and so does the federal province of Burgenland: Waldschule Helenenschacht, Ritzing has been accepted as the official Burgenland Scout Center in the Austrian Scout Center Network.
Official Opening of Waldschule Helenenschacht, Ritzing
We have completed our first major projects and are happy to announce that Waldschule Helenenschacht is open for guests. After treating friends, family and the residents of Ritzing to a performance of the play "Pension Schöller" at Ritzinger Tintnfassl, everybody was invited to celebrate the official opening of Waldschule Helenenschacht. More than 300 guests swayed to the music of our live band Musikverein Unterpetersdorf, followed the impressive choreography of the line dance groups from Ritzing and Mattersburg, and enjoyed free beer, suckling pig, and a few of our other home-made, hearty delicacies. Later on, our roofed patio turned into a dancefloor, while many guests sat down to a romantic campfire with guitar music and singing.
We would like to thank all our friends and guests for a wonderful day and night. Our inaugural celebration was truly legendary!
Scouts save Waldschule Helenenschacht from closing down
Scout Troop 39, Ober St. Veit, Vienna takes a stand for the rescue of Waldschule Helenenschacht and is committed to prevent the imminent closure of this historic scout campsite for children and young adults. The scouts will assume responsibility for Waldschule Helenenschacht and promise to help the ageing campsite to shine in new splendor once again. Not only the historic structure of the old school will be preserved and revitalized for future generations but also the surrounding woods and meadows will be available to young guests and nature enthusiasts for many years to come.