Her Majesty Queen Máxima paid a visit to the Adventure House and Scouting Estate Zeewolde on Friday afternoon, May 13. The visit focussed on activities and projects in the field of sustainability. Queen Máxima is patroness of Scouting Netherlands.
The visit started in the new Adventure House, which is used for scouting camps and as a base for events such as the National Jamboree. Queen Máxima was given an extensive tour and spoke with water scouts in the Adventure House about the role of scouting in their lives, safety on and around the water and about Nawaka, a European water scouting camp that will be organized in Zeewolde in August. Subsequently, Queen Máxima visited presentations of three sustainability projects. Two initiatives are aimed at the fight against plastic in water. A scouting group from Zeeland fishes waste from the water and collects waste along the coastline. Another group has made a boat from recycled plastic that can be used to clean up and recycle even more plastic from the water. The third project aims to increase the awareness of children and young people of the importance of clean water and water quality.
Scouting Nederland is the largest youth and youth organization in the Netherlands. Scouting estate Zeewolde is a seventy hectare site where scouts can participate in activities on and around the water and in nature. The estate is also the meeting place for scouts from home and abroad during international scouting activities. Queen Máxima opened the Scouting Estate in 2015.