Morten Gade, Secretary General of the Danish Scout Corps, is concerned that the two events have ended up in the same category.
He points out that there is a big difference between the participants at the two events.
– Our 36,000 members are children and young people, and they behave in a different way than if you are at a festival or a concert.
– In addition, there are also significantly other frameworks – for example, there is no alcohol involved, he says.
As Morten Gade has understood it, the recommendations only apply to larger events with over 500 participants.
And if the assembly ceiling – as previously planned – lapses on 11 June, smaller scout camps can be implemented.
According to the general secretary, there are fewer scout camps with more than 500 participants left on the agenda this year than in other years.
– Some events have already been canceled, others have been waiting for these recommendations to see if a participation limit of 499 or 800 should be set, as one might hope.
– So the number of large scout camps can probably be counted on one or two hands over the summer, he says.
It has not been decided whether the recommendations will become a reality – and if so, when.
They are now to be used in political discussions. It is not known when they will start. But the parties have been summoned for a technical review of the report on Monday.
Morten Gade would like the scout camps to be separated from the music festivals when the recommendations are translated into a political decision.
He misses an understanding that it is a different type of event, and would like a slightly increased participation limit for example 1000 people.
– We have sensible guidelines for how we can conduct outdoor camps under very reassuring conditions.
He points to the Ministry of Culture’s guidelines for outdoor association life. Here it is recommended, among other things, for a meter distance between people.
– Under those guidelines, I think you can carry out many events, it sounds from Morten Gade.
Source: The Nordic Page