About Estu Preta
First question everybody has is "What does Estu Preta means?". The answer to that is a long story, but in the end a simple one.
Also if you want to use a secret language in your patrol you should all set to work to learn "Esperanto".
It is not difficult, and is taught in a little book costing one penny.
This language is being used in all countries so that you would be able to get on it abroad now.
In the book with which Lord Baden Powell started Scouting he suggested that every Scout should learn Esperanto to use in all countries of the world as a 'secret' Scouting language. This is commonly not used and there are most likely a lot of Scouts that do not know Esperanto these days.
The official Scouting motto is Be prepared!. This is being used all over the world by all Scouts. The idea from back in 1907 has changed over the years into being ready to do what has to be done together with your fellow Scouts.
Esperanto + Be prepared! = Estu Preta
And to make a long story short, 'Be prepared' in Esperanto is 'Estu Preta'
What about those Google Adwords?
This site costs money to keep it running.
That is coming out of my own pocket at the moment, but it would be nice to get some support in that as my pockets have a limit apparently.
Google Adwords is for me an easy way to get some additional funds for the website without a lot of work to it. My time is much better spend working on the site and making sure it does what it is designed for.
It is rather simple:
The money from Google Adwords is used to maintain and expand Estu Preta.
That's it, nothing more and nothing less.
The site has been founded out of a personal frustration for not being able to easily find a campsite and not as a commercial business venture.
Who is behind all this?
That is a question that does not really matter.
The idea was born out of a personal frustration not being able to easily find a suitable campsite. Being located in the south-west of the Netherlands we look towards campsites in both the Netherlands and Belgium and until now you had to go to 5 different sites to find the campsites.
Some countries have a website which lists all of the campsites, but in some there are different organizations that have their own sites which can be used by Scouts.
With Estu Preta you can find a campsite based on several different criteria. This might be a specific country, being able to cook on open fire or having a building which is fully equipped.