FAQs

To ensure the safety of our young people and comply with the requirements of The Scout Association and Girl Guiding the following ratios will need to be met :

For Scout Groups 1 adult for every 12 young people with a minimum of 2 leaders per group.

For Guide Groups 1 adult for every 10 young people with a minimum of 3 leaders per group.

We recommend that every group has a minimum of 4 adult leaders to enable adults to have sufficient time ‘off duty’.

To ensure that we make as many places as possible available to young people, groups should ensure that at least 60% of their group is made up of under 18 participants. If you are bringing dependent children or young people who require personal support then you may need to bring an additional adult to provide this.

If you need any assistance in meeting these ratios please get in touch.

Everything from water to power has to be brought to and taken away from the site and all individuals at the event are contributing to the infrastructure and welfare facilities. Leaders also have access to a dedicated adult programme of events and the adult hub.

Yes, there will be 2 separate experience days for Beavers, Cubs, Rainbow and Brownies to come along and experience the Jamboree whilst having their own dedicated programme. More information about this will be announced towards the end of 2019.

Registration opens in September 2019.

The fun and adventure doesn’t stop when you turn 18. We are looking for volunteers from all walks of life, with and without previous experience or indeed specialist skills to fill our many staff roles. The cost to come as a staff member and have even more fun whilst helping make sure the young people have an amazing time is £100 catered.

Yes you can attend as participant with a unit if you are aged between 14-17 years or as a member of staff if you are over 16 years. Explorer and Ranger groups are most likely to have some members who are over 17 and therefore will not be eligible to participate in the activities with the rest of the group and must hold a staff role to attend the jamboree. It will be possible for these individuals to camp with their unit, although they may want to consider camping with their respective staff team in the staff camping area.

The cost per participant is £200 and this includes all activities, camping, Jamboree scarf, badge and handbook and over 8,000 new friends from all over the world. This price excludes transport to and from the Jamboree site or food. 

For groups leaders (aged 18+) the fee is £100. This price excludes transport to and from the Jamboree site and food.

The Jamboree is open to both Scouts and Guides aged between 10 and 17. If your date of birth is between 30/07/1998 and 29/07/2006 you’re eligible to attend as a participant.

You will need to be 16 or over at the Jamboree. There will be some roles that will only be available to those aged 18 or over.

The Jamboree will be held between 1st to 8th August 2020 at Boyton Cross, Chelmsford which is the same site we used in 2012 and 2016.

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Participants must be aged 10-17 at the time of the Jamboree to take part in the main activity programme.  Those aged 18 or over can attend as leaders (if they have the appropriate qualification) or join our staff team.  Staff team members can camp with participant units getting the chance to experience the Jamboree in two very different ways.

As we did in 2016 we will have a limited leaders and staff activity programme which will be run separately (this will potentially include activity zones being open in the evening and training sessions running during the day).

Deposits need to be paid with in a month of registration (due to open in September 2019) and balance of payments will be due by 30th April 2020.

Yes, there will be roles you can do, just make sure you state this restriction on your application.