Wilkommen zu Witan 2024!

Witan 2024 will return the historical event to its roots as an experience focused on international collaboration, friendship, adventure and culture. A 12th century Scout and Guide castle in the heart of Germany will be the backdrop for a week of making new friends from both SSAGO and our German equivalent PfAU.

What: Witan is SSAGO's big International event that occurs every four years.

When: 1st - 8th September 2024.

Where: Burg Rieneck Scout and Guide Castle, Germany.

Who: SSAGO and our new German friends PfAU.

Why: Because we like castles, and heard you did too.

Looking for information about Phase B? Find our slides here!

Booking Open Soon

  • 01/01/2022 12:00 to 31/03/2023 12:00: Phase A Booking (£250 deposit) [£700.00]
    Please see Payment Schedule page for details.
  • 18/07/2023 20:00 to 31/07/2023 21:00: Phase A Booking (£250 deposit) (Re-open) [£700.00]
    Please see Payment Schedule page for details.
  • 01/11/2023 17:00 to 15/11/2023 16:59: Early Access Phase B (£200 deposit) [£700.00]
    Early access is for those who joined SSAGO after 1st January. Please see Payment Schedule page for details.
  • 15/11/2023 17:00 to 31/12/2023 17:00: Phase B (£200 deposit) [£700.00]
    Please see Payment Schedule page for details.

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Phase B booking will be opening on 15th November. Sign up to the waiting list below to recieve an addional heads up email. 

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Burg Rieneck

Built around 1150, Burg Rieneck has been owned by Verband Christlicher Pfadfinderinnen und Pfadfinder for over 60 years. It's been used as a children's holiday home and a military hospital.

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PfAU (pronounced “fow”) is the relatively new German equivalent of SSAGO and part of the VCP German Scout movement. What better way of showing them how cool SSAGO is by doing so first hand.

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Witan History

SSAGO’s international trip, called Witan (Anglo Saxon for “meeting of the wise”), started in 1959 as a way to build international friendships. There's been Witan's all over the world, from Gilwell to Canada.

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Keele SSAGO's 2019 Burg Rieneck Trip

Check out this video from when Keele SSAGO went to Burg Rieneck in 2019.

The Witan Team

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