Poland is a country where the history successfully mixes with the present. This attracts and astonishes tourists from all around the world. We, Polish scouts, have found ourselves many locations to stay and to make our scout centres.
During your visit in Poland, you can see beautiful old cities, as well as experience the nature in the woods, mountains, by the lakes or Baltic Sea. Almost every scout and guide regional office and district has its own scout camping base. The centres of the Polish Scouting and Guiding Association are located in the whole Poland. ZHP manages three main centres, located in the most picturesque areas of Poland.
Głodówka is a Mountain Hostel on Głodówka glade in the middle of the Tatra mountains. It is a centre for further mountain hikes, near Zakopane, which is the capital of Polish skiing. You can observe there unforgettable views, and one of the most extraordinary one – 77 km long panorama over the Tatra mountains.
Perkoz is the place located by the lake on the border of Warmia and Mazury. This makes the perfect conditions to practise water sports and discover Prussian and Teutonic castles and cities. Many scout sailing camps were organised there.
Centre of Maritime Education lies in the centre of Gdynia marina. It attracts people as a hostel and a centre of Polish sea scouting. It manages a few sea sailing yachts an the biggest scout sail ship in the world – s/y Zawisza Czarny. Centre of Maritime Education offers also training courses and teaches future mates and captains.
Polish, beautiful cities
There are also many places to visit within the beautiful cities. The regional offices are placed in the very centre of Polish vibrant cities. You can stay in scout hostel in Gdańsk, which is the city of freedom and the Polish candidature host city for Jamboree 2023. There are also scout hostels in Sopot, Gdynia, Bydgoszcz, and almost a hundred camping areas in the whole Poland. You can organise your camp wherever you want.
Places appreciated by UNESCO World Heritage List
In Poland there are 14 places on UNESCO World Heritage List. It includes Historic Centre of Cracow and Warsaw, Old City of Zamość, Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork, Auschwitz-Birkenau – German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp, Centennial Hall in Wrocław, Churches of Peace in Jawor and Świdnica, Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: the Mannerist Architectural and Park Landscape Complex and Pilgrimage Park, Medieal Park of Toruń, Muskauer Park, Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines, Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region in Poland and Ukraine, Wooden Churches of Southern Małopolska and Białowieża Forest. In Poland you can also walk through beautiful Bieszczady mountains, beloved by the Polish scouts, astonishing castles, ruins of the castles, most known on the Trail of the Eagles’ Nests. Mazurian Lakes fascinate many sailors, who can discover places ruled only by the nature.
WrocLOVE – the city of Central European Jamboree 2016 and European City of Culture 2016
Places in Poland only wait for you. Central European Jamboree will take place in charming Wrocław, the European Capital of Culture of 2016. Many says that “WrocLOVE” is one of the most stunning cities, but Polish scouts can not decide between all of these beautiful places, like Warsaw, Gdańsk, Kraków and others. Everyone will find an area where he will feel well.
From the coast at the north to the mountains at the south, Poland inspires people and with the fresh breeze encourages to take an action. We would like to invite you to spend summer in Poland – you will definitely not regret it! Choose your place and see you in Poland!