Jamboree News

All of the latest Essex International Jamboree news, live and ready to read, straight from everyone at the Jamboree!

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Overcoming Fear

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Georgia O’Keeffe once said ‘I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing that I wanted to do’ a phrase which can apply to anyone at a Jamboree. An event like this can be useful for a person to overcome a fear of […]

Showing Their Caring Side

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Our Subcamp is named after Florence Nightingale a remarkable woman who lived for 90 years from 1820 to 1910.  She made hospitals cleaner places and demonstrated that trained nurses and clean hospitals help sick people get better. In many ways she created modern nursing. Florence famously served as a nurse in the Crimean war working […]

Camping by Numbers

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Hello fellow campers on O’Keeffe’s Subcamp and other people reading this section ‘how you doing?’ We are your communication reps on the gallery and we can’t wait to hear your stories over the coming week.  We’ll be coming around all week to hear your news and see your talents, and as such want you budding […]

Making art add up over on O’Keeffe’s Gallery

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

We hope you have all settled in well and had a great time at the Opening Ceremony. When you all get a chance go around our subcamp and take a look around. Your book sand stars will be going up to form ‘The Library’ and our ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’. Until then come and meet […]

Explore The Forum

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

By this stage of EIJ there is every chance you might be needing a break from dancing the night away and would prefer something a little quieter in your evening. If this is the case, then why not pop into The Forum every night from 20:30-22:30 in the tent at the back of the Express […]

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Random memories from our Subcamps

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Nightingales Ward

Gertrude ‘GO’

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

Gertrude GO! You might have noticed that much to the frustration of many happy campers, there isn’t any Pokemon to find over the EIJ site. Well forget searching for Pokemon because we have an alternative which doesn’t involve the use of a smart phone or the internet… Come to Nightingale’s Ward and search for Gertrude! […]

Arrivals

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Some useful points about arriving on site, full details will follow in the Handbook: Groups are allowed onsite from 9.00am on Saturday 30th July. One vehicle per group is allowed on site at any time. All vehicles remaining in the car park must have a completed car park identity pass displayed in the windscreen at […]

EIJ Presents: Be Part of the Show!

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

The biggest Scouting and Guiding event in the UK is rapidly approaching and the excitement is building. We would like to give you the chance to show off your talents and perform in front of an audience of 10,000. Think ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and ‘The X Factor’ – but bigger! “How can I take part […]

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Newtons Lab

Newton Discovers Fun at the Jamboree

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Welcome to Newton’s Lab! The team are all very excited to meet you and will be doing their best to make sure you have a great time at your Jamboree. Lead by Danyel and Leanne, most of the team are Scouters from around Chelmsford and are joined by friends from elsewhere in Essex and further beyond. You’ll […]

EIJ2016 Participant Monthly Email Newsletter

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Our archive of Monthly Emailed Newsletters sent to Groups can be found here

Tastes of the World

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Do you have a unique dish that you can share?  Are you an expert Pancake Maker?  Did your Grandmother pass down a secret recipe to you?  Do you have a national or local dish?  Are you just simply a ‘toast and jam’ man?  Whatever the case, we’d like you to share your favourite dish with […]

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Tereshkovas Mission

Bolt’s Challenge

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Monday morning saw the usually tranquil Bolt’s Track turn into an action packed but bijou Winter Olympic park. Wheelbarrow bobsleds, paired skiing, archery and making lots of noise were the events of the day. Boltarians turned out in force to compete in these inspiring and well-designed events. A very Boltic modern take on the classic […]

Subcamp Challenges and awards – Are you brave enough??

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

We all know the Scouts and Guides on the best subcamp at EIJ 2016 love a bit of competition. We have the ultimate challenge for you, the Tereshkova’s Challenge… this is your opportunity to challenge the current holders of the challenge trophy. All you need to do is come with a challenge, it could be […]

Fun at the Fair

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Everyone loves a fairground, and we’re no exception … that’s why we will be having all the Fun of the Fair one evening at the jamboree.  Each Group needs to bring a game that can be played at the Fair.  Examples of this include Roll a Dice, Hoopla, Hook a duck, Find the treasure and […]

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Necker Retreat

i.Scout, i.Drive

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

Each day we’ll be giving you an insight into the teams responsible for planning and delivering the Jamboree. We sat down with some key staff roles and found out how they got involved, what they’re looking forward to and most importantly, what do they do? A Day In The Life Of….. DAVE DRYDEN – Chief […]

Getting in the zone

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Each day we’ll be giving you an insight into the teams responsible for planning and delivering the Jamboree. We sat down with some key staff roles and found out how they got involved, what they’re looking forward to and most importantly, what do they do? A Day In The Life Of…..Zone Leaders CAROL AND MELANIE […]

Bog Squad: The unsung heroes

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Each day we’ll be giving you an insight into the teams responsible for planning and delivering the Jamboree. We sat down with some key staff roles and found out how they got involved, what they’re looking forward to and most importantly, what do they do? A Day in The Life Of… KERRY COLEMAN – Facilities, […]

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Bolts Track

It’s off with a bang for Bolt’s Track

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Essex Jamboree 2016 is finally here.It has been amazing to hear how fantastic and excited you have been in the build up to Jamboree. We have equally been excited about your arrival. As I currently sit here I can see the whole subcamp and a grand total of 4 tents are pitched. I know by the […]

Subcamp Teams final words

Friday, August 5th, 2016

-Ger H As we come to the end of Essex International Jamboree, each of the amazing subcamp teams have gotten in touch with us and asked us to convey their final words of comfort, wisdom and inspiration. Nightingale’s Ward: “Gertrude says: “Be safe, be clean. See you in 2020!” Westwood’s Wardrobe: “Work, Work, Work it […]

EIJ Presents

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

We know your participants have amazing talent and we want to offer them a chance to showcase this at the Jamboree.  Keep an eye on the EIJ Presents page for information on how to audition for this amazing opportunity but in the meantime please do let your Scouts and Guides know so they can think about […]

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Mozarts Symphony

Arrivals

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Some useful points about arriving on site, full details will follow in the Handbook: Groups are allowed onsite from 9.00am on Saturday 30th July. One vehicle per group is allowed on site at any time. All vehicles remaining in the car park must have a completed car park identity pass displayed in the windscreen at […]

Baby hare rescued by 4th Wellingborough now safe

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

By Joseph Laws A petrified baby hare rescued by 4th Wellingborough Scouts on Saturday is now safe. The hare was seen yesterday morning near Mozart’s Symphony Subcamp in a healthy condition. Helen West, Deputy Subcamp Leader, said: “Well, on arrival the group, 4th Wellingborough Scouts spotted two baby hares separated from their mother on their […]

Mozart’s Bittersweet Symphony?

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Mozart sounds boring. He was born in 1756 and composed music. Compared with the other EIJ subcamp figures and their achievements, Mozart seems to be the odd grape in the bunch. Out of Newton, Bolt and Tereshkova, you’d be right. He was born a century and a half before the concept of Scouting even existed. […]

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Mendes Rainforest

Fun at the Fair

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Everyone loves a fairground, and we’re no exception … that’s why we will be having all the Fun of the Fair one evening at the jamboree.  Each Group needs to bring a game that can be played at the Fair.  Examples of this include Roll a Dice, Hoopla, Hook a duck, Find the treasure and […]

Our Very Own Taste of the Rainforest, Here in Essex!

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Being named after the Brazilian environmental campaigner, Chico Mendes, who dedicated his life to protect the amazon rainforest, deciding on a theme for our subcamp was pretty straight-forward. From our subcamp mascot, a scarlet Macaw called Chico, to our rainforest camp themed hub, we hope that when you visit Mendes’ Rainforest you’ll find a little piece […]

EIJ Presents

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

We know your participants have amazing talent and we want to offer them a chance to showcase this at the Jamboree.  Keep an eye on the EIJ Presents page for information on how to audition for this amazing opportunity but in the meantime please do let your Scouts and Guides know so they can think about […]

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Marconis Mast

Your Camping Area

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Your Camping Area As you may be aware, the Essex International Jamboree takes place in an enormous field north of Chelmsford that we will transform into an amazing Village.  However, as with all town-planning, we have to consider every piece of space and utilise it in the best way.  This means that you will be […]

Welcome to the family

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Every day at 9am we raise all the international flags encircling the village green, but for the turn of Marconi’s Mast on Monday there was a extra special surprise! 5 new members from 2 groups were invested by camp chief Karen Packer. Ben, Ryan and Max, all 10 and from 1st Wilmington scouts said “it […]

Arrivals

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Some useful points about arriving on site, full details will follow in the Handbook: Groups are allowed onsite from 9.00am on Saturday 30th July. One vehicle per group is allowed on site at any time. All vehicles remaining in the car park must have a completed car park identity pass displayed in the windscreen at […]

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Westwoods Wardrobe

Arrivals

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Some useful points about arriving on site, full details will follow in the Handbook: Groups are allowed onsite from 9.00am on Saturday 30th July. One vehicle per group is allowed on site at any time. All vehicles remaining in the car park must have a completed car park identity pass displayed in the windscreen at […]

It’s All About Aerobics And Yoga

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Here on Westwood Wardrobe’s we start our days off with a stretch. Just before morning activities start we run our very own aerobics and yoga sessions here on the sub camp. Pumping all our participants’ sprits up before they leave our site to go and explore the other activities we have to offer at EIJ. […]

L’armoire De Désaccord

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Over at Westwood’s Wardrobe we have set a challenge for our participants. We’ve called it ‘l’armoire de désaccord’ which is French for wardrobe of contention. The idea, is to allow the participants to challenge each other and staff members on the sub camp to win the wardrobe and pass it round the site. The first […]

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Earharts Hangar

Your Camping Area

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Your Camping Area As you may be aware, the Essex International Jamboree takes place in an enormous field north of Chelmsford that we will transform into an amazing Village.  However, as with all town-planning, we have to consider every piece of space and utilise it in the best way.  This means that you will be […]

Wet & Wild report for Earhart’s

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

The participants of Earhart’s Hangar subcamp had a fantastic time at the Wet n’ Wild zone! After two grey and rainy days, it was a relief to see the sun break through the clouds, helping the participants to dry after a morning of awesome water activities. At 9am the enthusiastic participants popped up at the […]

Star is born?

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Lise, the daughter of 2 of the Earhart’s staff stole the show just before the grand opening on Saturday. She showed up on the subcamp stage and performed a little dance which enthusiastic Earhart’s followed. Is this the grand opening act for the jamboree in 2028?

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