34 camp sites and 4 houses on an area of 28 hectares can host max 6000 scouts for all year camping, seminars, weekends or more. Our special advantage is our location in the region Hoher Westerwald – almost the middle of Germany and accessable from all directions.
The history of Westernohe Scouts Centre has started in the 50s when Rovers chose this place to build up a recreational centre for disabled children. People with disabilities are most welcome guests – all houses and most camp sites are accessible also by wheelchair.
Sports grounds, a prayer room suitable for different religious services, labyrinth, playground, a gym with climbing wall and many more facilities offer a great variety of activities for scouts of all ages.
The Centre offers self catering and full board – the kitchen is a certified organic kitchen and caters for all kind of diets. Campers find sanitary facilities close to their camp sites, groups who stay in the houses are provided with modern and barrier free toilets and bathrooms.
The friendly staff of centre manager Stephanie Albrecht and many volunteers are happy to welcome you all year round at Westernohe Scouts Centre!
To arrive by public transport please search for train connections to Westerburg or Limburg. The closest bus station for regional buses is Rennerod – from there ca. 6km to walk. On request there is the opportunity of a shuttle bus.
To arrive by car: See directions at www.westernohe.org
Bundeszentrum der DPSG
Zum Weitstein 50
Fax. : +49 (0)2664 50749
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web : westernohe
Environmental features of the Centre:
Scouts can explore different habitats like spruce forest, hedges, grassland at the campsite or just enjoy camping in the nature.
All guests must support the waste management like separating waste for recycling and compost. We’re currently working to extend our energy production from renewable energy. Sheep and goats live at the centre, attract children and help us to maintain the camp site.
Wood for building camp infrastructure is provided by the centre.
Access to surrounding environmental places of interest:
The environment of the Centre is the Westerwald, a low mountain range in the centre of Germany. The highest peak, Fuchskaute (657m), is close to the centre and worth a hiking tour.
From the Centre you can access the Westerwald hiking trail and Rothaarsteig, two regional hiking trails. Small rivers, a dam and a bird sanctuary invite scouts and all kind of groups to explore nature. In winter there are facilities for Langlauf (cross country skiing), snow hiking and sledging nearby.
The organic cattle farm of the village invites visitors to learn more about organic farming and where the beef in the Scouts Centre comes from. River Lahn is great for canooing, at Krombachtal dam swimming pool all guest of Westernohe Scouts Centre get a discount. A big windfarm offers guided tours for groups on request.
At the same time exploring the historical city of Limburg or the German metropolis Frankfurt/Main gives visitors a big variety of impressions of Germany.
Environmental Education Programmes Available :
Unguided environmental education programme:
The Eco Trail offers a Geocaching tour to all ecological points of interest like the solar water heaters on a washhouse or willow hedges. Tools and material can be lent from the office. We’re currently developing different “learning-from-a-box” offers for groups who would like to focus on topics like soil, biodiversity, animals and other.
Guided environmental education programme:
Groups are invited to participate in project activities to enhance and promote Biodiversity at the scouts centre. Starting from 2011 there will be various workshop opportunities for guests on the camp site e.g. solar cooking, soil analysis and making your own herbarium.
In addition to that we’re going to offer activities to achieve the World Scout Environmental badge in the future.
Environmental Management of the Centre + Environmental features of the Centre:
- Kitchen is a certified organic kitchen, most food comes from the region
- The Centre is focusing on sustainable procurement (saving energy, recycling paper, waste management).
- The Centre serves as role model for sustainable management within the NSO in line with the ecological concept of DPSG.
Main achievements to dates:
- SCENES Certificate
- Implementation of Environmental Volunteer Programe
Goals for the future:
- More guided environmental education programmes for guests
- Further improvement in sustainable centre management (e.g. all electricity from renewable sources)
- International volunteer programme for environmental education
Languages the centre can offer activities in:
German, English and French
- Leaflets with basic information on the centre are available in many languages from English to Turkish – please ask for a digital version at
- Every year at Pentecost there is a big scouts camp – the best opportunity for you to meet scouts from all over Europe.