Contingents are the representative national groups that come to the World Scout Jamboree. They are composed of Participants, Unit Leaders/Assistant Leaders, IST (International Service Crew) and Contingent Staff - there is one contingent per Country. You will be part of the UK Contingent.
Each UK Unit is made up of one Unit Leader with three Assistant Leaders and 36 participants. Hampshire Scouting will be supporting 3 contingent Units, one of which will be a joint Unit with Isle of Wight Scouting.
A participant at the Jamboree (current Scouts and Explorer Scouts) must have turned 14 years, but not have turned 18years at the start of the camp. So they need to have been born between 25th July 1993 and 27th July 1997. You can apply to be a participant via the Unit Participant form. Participants, their parent/guardian and section Leader should understand that a participant will be asked to commit a great deal of time training and planning during evenings, days and weekends.
A Leader at the Jamboree must have turned 18 years at the start of the camp. You can apply via the Unit Leader form. Be under no illusions, leading a Jamboree Unit involves a great deal of hard work and responsibility. Leaders and Assistant Leaders, their parent/guardian and/or partner and Scouting line Manager should understand that Unit Leaders will be asked to commit a great deal of time training and planning during evenings, days and weekends.
However, the experience should be a hugely rewarding with plenty of fun and everlasting friendships.
Applicants should be aware that members would be required to commit time before, during and after the event. They will be required to attend planning meetings and work on their own initiative, often in geographical isolation. The event will require approximately 3 weeks off work in the summer of 2011.
27 July 2011 to 7 August 2011 There will also be a 2-3 day pre Jamboree experience and the Jamboree will be followed by HoHo.
Home Hospitality - a further 3 days exploring more of Sweden or another Country usually staying with a host family.
The UK fee for the Jamboree is not yet available. Whilst it is recognised that this is an important element it is unlikely that this will be available for some months. We aim to produce a "no more than" fee by end June.
We would expect to find some financial support from County and Districts. Units and individuals will be expected to plan and support fundraising initiatives.