We are a well-functioning unit of currently 125 scouts in the age 3-23 year. The unit is built on voluntary participation. Thus, the leaders and the unit board are all volunteers.
Marselis belongs to The Danish Guide and Scout Association. The aim of our association is to educate children and young people to become attentive, self-reliant individuals prepared to assume, to the best of their ability, human responsibility in Danish society and the world. This we obtain by offering an inspirational environment where all members have the opportunity to grow according to their interest and ability. Our association is open to all regardless of gender, ethnicity , language, religious or political observation.
The unit is open to boys as well as girls and we encourage friendship across section, age and gender.
Our scout HQ is situated in the center of Aarhus, but still in close proximity to forest and beach. We have our own climbing wall, a large outdoor area with two places for making bonfires.
At Marselis we focus on outdoor living. This means that scouts will spend time outside at every meeting all year round. The Danish weather can be challenging, but provided they dress for it, the children will have a blast.
In our experience, scouts learn better out in the fresh air, with dirty fingers and nature up close. We value "learning by doing", "kids teaching kids" and personal development.
Below you will find more info on being a scout - or "spejder" which is the Danish word.
You can also read the booklet "Do something fun and meaningful"
At your weekly "spejder" meetings you will have an opportunity to meet your Danish friends, share a laugh or story, and engage in lots of exciting scout activities.
By partaking in patrol or section activities you will earn scout badges to put on your uniform. Among other things, you can learn about nature, craftsmanship, orienteering, climbing, health, first-aid, cooking, and camping. But we also train being a good friend , active citizenship, teamwork and leadership .
You will meet adventurous people just like you who want to do something a little different.
The language at the meeting will be Danish. However, there will be leaders who can translate if necessary.
Central to Danish scouting is camping, which is a creative educational experience where scouts enjoy the outdoors together with their section or patrol. At camp we use nature to stimulate our young people’s physical, mental, spiritual and social growth.
Marselis have at least three unit camps per year; two weekend camps spring and fall and a summer camp one week during the summer holiday. Besides these, all age groups have one or more camp per year.
DKK 500 per semester - DKK 150 Admission fee
Invoice for membership fee will be sent out by email. The invoice is in Danish, but you can find guidance in;
SCOUT LEADER OR PARENT HELPER
Just because you have grown older does not mean that your life as a spejder ends.
It’s possible either to become a parent assistant, or scout leader without any prior experience!