The You’re up logistical challenge!

15,000 people is equivalent to the population of a town. In fact, it requires an incredible amount of infrastructure… and even more so when you know that the land was simply fields to start with.

A whole town, really?

Yes, really! It is an incredible amount of infrastructure, all built from nothing:

 The roads in the fields, able to withstand the passage of small trucks and emergency vehicles
 The food supply service: a delivery, storage and distribution system
 The power supply for the villages as well as the main stage. Let’s just say that this needs quite some power!
 The communication network: well, there is the mobile phone network but it is not that reliable. So it is backed up by a network of walkie-talkies that use a powerful communications mast put up for the event, as well as by an old-fashioned network of landlines linking each village to the headquarters: communication guaranteed, even in case of a major blow to security!
 The drinking water supply system
 The firefighting pipelines at the right pressure: indeed, with 2,000 fires at the edge of Strasbourg, the firemen are seeing red just like their trucks!
 The sanitation system: toilets as well as showers! 15,000 people have to be able to take a shower during their 8 days on site
 The waste water removal system, connected to the city system
 The waste collection system, run in cooperation with the city council services
 The health service: medical points in the villages but also a real hospital, which will be built and managed by volunteer professionals. It has been organised jointly with the French army health service!
 The security service: we are expecting VIPs and 15,000 youngsters, just a short distance from the city. Everything must go peacefully, both for Strasbourg residents and the Scouts and Guides. There is also a plan B in case of a big emergency (such as a big storm leading to floods, like at the previous Scout jamboree)
 The village councils and the headquarters with their own infrastructure: a cafeteria for the service team, and so on
 25,000 pioneering poles for the structures and an incredible amount of firewood
 And finally, of course, the activity spaces and the huge main stage.


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