FAQs

No – all payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.  You will not be able to use the deposit for a cancelled place against another booking or transfer it to another group.  So please only book places once you have deposits from parents.  

You could start collecting deposits now and then when registrations open you will be ready to book and pay.  

Once you have a booking and deposits paid for your initial numbers you will nearly always be able to add extra participants later.   

In 2016 we turned away groups due to all places appearing to be filled however when we reached the final payment date over 200 participant places were cancelled.  Places that could have gone to groups we had turned away.  This late change in numbers also impacted subcamp allocations as we work hard to ensure subcamps are equally balanced.  

You must comply with the requirements of your Scout or Guide Association.

For UK groups the requirements are:

  • UK Scout/Explorer groups must have one leader with valid Nights Away Camping Permit 
  • UK Guide/Ranger groups must have one leader with Going Away Camping Licence.  

Our camping requirements are explained here.

Leaders for UK groups are responsible for ensuring all adults (anyone aged 18+) have a valid DBS Check.

You must comply with the requirements of your Scout or Guide Association.

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 12 young people with a minimum of 3 leaders per group.

We are dedicated to ensuring that we make as many places as possible available to young people.  With this in mind we ask all groups to ensure that at least 80% of their group is made up of under 18 participants. 

We appreciate that special circumstance may require some groups to have an additional adult. Please contact us via info@eij.org.uk if you need any assistance or further guidance to meet these ratios.

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 and food.

Deposits need to be paid within a month of registration (due to open in September 2019) and balance of payments will be due in Spring 2020. All deposits will be non-refundable and non-transferable.  Please only book places if you have people committed to coming.

For group leaders (aged 18+) the fee is £100. This price excludes transport to and from the Jamboree site and excludes 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 30/07/2002 and 29/07/2010 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.

We regularly send updates, to register to receive these please enter your email into the ‘keep up to date’ box on our homepage.

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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 within a month of registration (due to open in September 2019) and balance of payments will be due in Spring 2020. 

All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.  You will not be able to use the deposit for a cancelled place against another booking or transfer it to another group.  So please only book places once you have deposits from parents.

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