Power of the tower
-reaching a sustainability of the scout organization
-promotion of the voluntarism and active participation
-promotion of the healthy life style
-attraction of tourists and other scout organizations in Velika Plana and in camp “Morava”
-promotion of scouting values and scouting in general
-involvement of society and especially younger population
-building a unique camp in Serbia and this region of Europe
-improvement in terms of possibilities we can offer to the new members of our organization
-giving the opportunities to the local youth in the future to develop their physical skills, to learn about and understand the nature in order to respect their environment
“If it is to be it’s up to me.”
As we consider this phrase as our main motive and motto, we decided to ask for funds for something that will be unique in Serbia. Four-sided multifunctional tower will be built in scout camp “Morava”. Each side of the tower will be different. First side will be artificial wall for free climbing. Second side will be combination of various types of ladders, tires hanging on the rope and wooden trunks connected with the rope. Third side will be for climbing on the crates, which may sound funny and pointless but our experience shows that could be very interesting and attractive for young people. Fourth side will be like watchtower with 3 floors. As it’s designed, third floor will be for zip line which will be around 50 meters long. The base of the tower is 3.66×3.66 meters and around 10 meters high.
Inside the tower we will make three small rooms (under the stairs) for keeping equipment. Tower will have three floors. Materials that will be used are reinforced concrete and wooden beams.
It’s important to mention that we started the process of planning and calculating the budget and all logistic things, but also, we already received first donation for the tower of 100 euros in total and we didn’t even start to promote it.
According to legal matters construction plan is in process of production and also we have verbal agreement with our major that we will get all building permits that’s necessary.
Moreover, we already made preliminary solution and model of the tower. Also, we found the building company that will provide their equipment for us totally free of charge, we will just have to pay professional workers.
Attached, please find the preliminary solution and model of the tower, as well as the map of our scout camp according to the city.
Other relevant information about the project
The process of making scout camp we started last year. So far we managed to clean and make accessible almost the half surface of the camp. With only 500 euros we put the fences around the camp, built a summer classroom and one big gate with scout symbols and camp’s name. This year we intend to make our camp fully accessible, and therefore, we applied for some other projects on national level. Hopefully, at the end of the year we will also have beach volley court in camp.
The tower, summer classroom, beach volley court will make our camp, and more important our scout organization, financially fully sustainable. Also, camp will help us to improve the quality of the scout program and education. More specifically, from one side by renting parts of the camp we will have more funds to invest in education for our volunteers and members and from the other we will promote healthy life style through sport and physical activity. Throughout this project more than 30 members of our scout organization will be involved in process of building the tower. Ten of them will pass training for free climbing.
When the tower is done and ready to be used, we expect more than 200 young people to attend opening ceremony and to “try” the tower.
Camp is located on the right coast of Morava river, two kilometres away from the highway and “Mcdonalds” restaurant. Also, ethno village “Moravski konaci”, which is very visited, is just few hundred meters away. Recently, new restaurant “Splav” was opened in the camp’s neighborhood.
As it can be concluded, part of the city, in which our camp is located, is in touristic expansion and it has great growing potential. Namely, few local entrepreneurs had already started to build restaurants, pools, football courts etc.
Also, we made verbal agreement with ethno village mentioned above to cooperate and to promote each other. In fact, for certain amount of money the owner of the ethno village will donate for our tower, each and every of his guest will get one free ticket for the tour in our camp. This will last for 6 months, after we will offer to him similar cooperation for monthly fee.
It’s important to mention that scout groups and national scout organizations will get either free tickets or certain discount for the tickets.
“Odred izvidjaca 10. Oktobar” was founded 1957. In Velika Plana. Until 2009. was operating with few stops, and since then is working properly without any interruptions. Main goals and objectives are: implementation of scout program, promotion of volunteerism, healthy life style and active participation.
Last few years organization is in expansion with more and more influence and impact in the society and among local youth. Good cooperation with local authorities and municipality, but also with other organizations in the every part of our country. Done multiple projects on national level, and participated in projects on international and European level etc.
Dusan Nikolic – Youth worker, project writer and project coordinator. Part of the scout organization “Odred Izvidjaca 10. Oktobar” since 2003. and member of “NGO IUVENTA”. Working with youth since 2008. Participated in more than 30 Erasmus+ programme (previous Youth in Action) and organized several youth exchanges and training courses under the Erasmus+ programme. Years of experience in youth work in local, national and international level. Organized more than 20 national project and more than 20 street actions. In high school was peer educator on topics of violence, sexual health, gender equality, drug abuse etc.
Materials for construction – 5500 euros
Construction plan and project and all the permits – 500 euros
Renting building equipment – 1000 euros
Wages for professional workers – 800 euros
Equipment for free climbing – 700 euros
Safety equipment – 1400 euros
Food and refreshments – 350 euros
Total expenses: shouldn’t be more than 10500 euros.
Income from own sources
Equipment for free climbing and wages for professional workers – 1500 euros – from donations
Voluntary work – 10 volunteers X 10 days X 6 hours per day = 600 working hours
Income from other sources
Construction plan and project and all the permits – 500 euros – Municipality *as it’s mentioned, we have verbal agreement with the major
Safety equipment – 1400 euros – Municipality
Renting building equipment – 1000 euros – building company “NN gradnja”
Food and refreshments – 350 euros – local restaurant and Municipality
*Also, we made verbal agreement with ethno village mentioned above to cooperate and to promote each other. In fact, for certain amount of money the owner of the ethno village will donate for our tower, each and every of his guest will get one free ticket for the tour in our camp. This will last for 6 months, after we will offer to him similar cooperation for monthly fee.
Total request from FOSE
Materials for construction – 5500 euros
As it can be seen, throughout this project whole community will be involved, and we, as a scout group, will arrange and make the building possible.
Of course this is just the summary of the project in short lines. Hopefully, we will present the whole idea and the whole project with specific objectives and detail activity plan to you as soon as possible, because obviously 4 pages is not enough for everything. Also, please keep in mind English is not our mother tongue, so for any misunderstandings or doubts don’t hesitate to contact us.