Essex International Jamboree 2020

Our Jamboree brings together Scouts and Guides from the UK and beyond providing opportunities to take part in an active and energetic programme.

In 2016, the Essex International Jamboree saw 10,000 Scouts and Guides from across the world come together for a week of fun, adventure and challenge in a 120 acre-field near Chelmsford. With over 100 different activities in 30 zones, from abseiling to zorbing, participants had the unique opportunity to try something new, create lasting memories and make international friendships. The Jamboree was run by 2,000 Scout and Guide volunteers, dedicated to making seven days and nights an unforgettable experience.

The Essex International Jamboree in 2020 is from 1st to 8th August and is a joint event between Essex Scouts and the three Guide Counties of Essex West, Essex North East and Essex South East. We will be returning to the English countryside at Boyton Cross near Chelmsford only 40 miles from London.  Our site starts as green fields and our team of volunteers transform it into a fully operational tented village.

Over the coming months, we will be updating our website with much more information, but in the meantime, please use the links below:

  • to read about joining our team as well as see specific jobs that we are now recruiting
  • to find out about the leadership team
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To find out more or be reminded of the fun in 2016, you can explore our 2016 site