Thursday, July 20, 2017 9:01 AM

Bitten & Mads Clausen's Foundation at Denmark’s largest scout jamboree

Bitten & Mads Clausen's Foundation helps to create the fundamentals for the Jamboree 2017

The landmark for the Jamboree 2017

The landmark for the Jamboree 2017

Bitten & Mads Clausens Foundation

“We make tracks” is the motto for Denmark’s largest jamboree which takes place in Sønderborg between 22th - 28th July 2017 with up to 40,000 participants from Denmark and abroad.

The scouts will gain lasting impressions of each other and of the wider world - after one week only the memories will be left of this jamboree - so enormous that it is the size of 434 football fields. Thanks to Bitten & Mads Clausen's Foundation the influence of this jamboree will remain for a long time. The Foundation has donated money to provide the necessities for the Jamboree 2017 as well as the ongoing development of Kær Vestermark, where the jamboree is taking place.

Danfoss at the Jamboree

While the Foundation provides the necessities, Danfoss is "prepared" to help with the jamboree itself. This is happening with Sci-Scouts, with 20,000 young people being given the opportunity to explore the natural sciences within the areas that Danfoss specialises: food, climate, infrastructure and energy. As a company, Danfoss wishes to awaken the entrepreneurial spirit for technology and science within children and young people - so they might develop into some of the talented people which the company will need in the future.

The former military exercise ground near Sønderborg is one of the country's most beautiful natural landscapes. When the scouts leave, Denmark's largest arena will remain on the site. At the same time, 155 hectares are being laid out for recreation for the benefit of both nature and people. It is among other things a donation from Bitten and Mads Clausen's Foundation, which ensures this permanent change of Kær Vestermark with an arena that seats 100,000 people and with new path systems that improve accessibility to the entire area.

The Foundation has also contributed to the financing of the landmark of the Jamboree 2017: A huge boot of 12 by 24 metres, which, just like the trails and the arena, can be used now and kept for future use.

“We wish to do our bit to make the area attractive to the people who already live here and to those whom we would like to move into the area. All that helps to strengthen the local area - will also strengthen Danfoss. And that is totally in line with the purpose of the Foundation.”

Per Have, CEO for Bitten & Mads Clausen's Foundation.

While The Foundation of Danfoss is helping to ensure permanent impressions following the jamboree, the Scout Movement has also left its mark on The Foundation’s Chairman, Peter Mads Clausen. He himself was a scout and has fond memories of that time and the enthusiasm and enterprise of the scouts:

"Since then, I have been fond of nature and remember when we built rafts and little bridges over streams and learned about animals and plants. Being a scout provides a healthy and educational experience which you can use later in life. The Scout Movement has a big place in my heart.“

Peter Mads Clausen, Chairman of Bitten & Mads Clausen's Foundation

Read more about the Jamboree on the Scouts’ own homepage:

The Jamboree / SL17