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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VIP@EIJ

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

Yesterday EIJ welcomed a very special guest: Wayne Bulpitt! Wayne is the UK Chief Commissioner for the Scout Association so we felt very lucky to have him at the site. Upon arrival, Wayne was met with Sophie and Emily Volunteer Hosts who gave Wayne a personalised tour of all the activities on site. He was […]

Brushing up on where to brush

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

By Joseph Laws When brushing teeth, it is important that groups do not use the toilets or water points around camp. Staff Harry Emmerson and Elaine Nicholls spent yesterday morning putting up signs around camp to remind participants to clean their teeth at their own camps and not at the loos or taps. Harry Emmerson, […]

Under, Over, Pepsi-Cola!

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Up and Under has been a great success, with participants and staff marvelling at the heights you can reach on the crate stacking, and the steep descent on the zip wire. Participants from Bolt’s Track were having a fantastic time exploring the zone today. I caught up with excited Maisie and Emily from Maldon District […]

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 […]

What do the participants of Tereshkova think of the jamboree

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

I met with 4 groups camping on the Tereshkova Mission subcamp. They had the following to say about the Jamboree: The Wiltshire North Guides reported “We’ve really enjoyed the Jamboree, the Girl Guides really enjoyed the ‘It’s a Knock out Zone and Technology in Motion’. We love the Tereshkova Hubble the fact that the whole […]

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Random memories from our Subcamps

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Nightingales Ward

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 […]

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 […]

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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Newtons Lab

Newton’s Lab Make a Splash at It’s a Knockout

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

The participants of Newton’s Lab were lucky yesterday morning as they arrived to the It’s a Knockout zone in bright sunshine. With ten activities ahead of them, they were all very excited; “I’m speechless – it all looks like so much fun!” said Kyle from 4th West Bridgford. Having split into their teams, the groups […]

Getting Crafty at Newton’s Lab

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Participants at Newton’s Lab have had no excuse for being bored this week as craft-guru Max has been keeping hundreds of people occupied with some fantastic craft activities. With several different crafts each day, Maxine (and Guide Dog Puppy, Lacey!) have been busy helping people make some fantastic science-themed creations. Craft activities have included Newton’s […]

‘Thank You’ From Newton’s Lab

Friday, August 5th, 2016

A week has passed in Newton’s Lab and at EIJ 2016, and we hope that you’ve all had a fantastic, memorable week. We’ve had some great participants and groups on our Subcamp and we’ll genuinely miss you all when you leave the Jamboree. Over the last week you’ve taken part in hundreds of activities, overcome […]

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Tereshkovas Mission

Celebration Day

Friday, August 5th, 2016

The flood gates opened for participants yesterday as they got to roam the site freely, experiencing activities they had enjoyed earlier this week. It was a beautiful day which made Wet ‘n Wild and Up and Under even more popular than usual, and the atmosphere was buzzing. In addition to the already existing activities there […]

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 […]

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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Necker Retreat

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, […]

The Fun-maker

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….. JAMES HOWELL – Director […]

Fuelling the Jamboree

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… CHRIS TAYLOR – Staff […]

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Bolts Track

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 […]

Give it your best shot!

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

On Target is a zone for all those sharp eyed participants on EIJ, as it involves a number of activities that focus on having a good aim and great hand to eye coordination! However, if like me you are totally inept at anything involving throwing, shooting, firing and generally aiming, never fear! These activities are […]

Let’s shout from the rooftops!

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Do you know anyone with a great Jamboree story? Your EIJ Media team needs you!

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Mozarts Symphony

Explorer fixes grand piano on Jamboree

Monday, August 1st, 2016

An Explorer from Mozart’s Symphony has fixed a grand piano while on Jamboree. The piano, that sits outside the subcamp to add to a musical theme, is playable but two keys did not work. Joe, from Livingstone Explorers and Thundersly Scouts, opened the piano and fixed the two keys by mending the small hammers inside […]

Technology in Motion Mozart’s Symphony

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Technology in Motion was in full swing as Mozart’s Symphony Subcamp descended on the zone to learn and explore. The zone was fitted out with multiple activities combining transport and technology. Charlie, David, Adam and Josh from 1st Welford Scouts visited the activity run by the British Radio Car Association. Before having a go on […]

Mozart visits EIJ

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Mozart himself was spotted at EIJ yesterday on the Mozart Symphony subcamp. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, aged 260, was seen refusing to help his hosts, Livingstone Explorers and 4th Thundersly Scout Group, put up their tents on arrival. He has also refused to talk to anyone at the Jamboree so far and does not want to […]

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Mendes Rainforest

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 […]

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 […]

Mendes – balancing act – the graceful art of parkour

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

If you ask people what Scouts and Guides do on camp, they’ll usually tell you all the traditional activities such as pioneering, fire lighting, hiking, rock climbing. What they won’t say is juggling, plate spinning, duelling, slacklining and high ropes. But that is exactly what the Mendes’ Rainforest Scouts and Guides did today when they […]

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Marconis Mast

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Westwoods Wardrobe

Westwood’s Wardrobe Gateway Competition

Friday, August 5th, 2016

The results of our gateway competition are in! Well done to all our runners up, each of which has won a little version of our mascot – Nitt Witt. These are 1st Hatfield Peveral Scout Group, 1st Thors Oak & Belhus Pak Scout Group, 6th Rochford Scout Group, 7th Bangor Scout Group & Bangor West […]

FASHION FASHION FASHION!

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

Our mascot name has been chosen! We are pleased to announce Woolly as the mascot for Westwood’s Wardrobe. Woolly is a symbol of everything we do here on this subcamp. He is fun, enthusiastic and ready to challenge himself. Our mini-competitions give our participants a chance to take home a miniature Woolly! Our aerobics classes […]

Let’s shout from the rooftops!

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Do you know anyone with a great Jamboree story? Your EIJ Media team needs you!

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Earharts Hangar

Let’s shout from the rooftops!

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Do you know anyone with a great Jamboree story? Your EIJ Media team needs you!

Arrivals Catastrophe

Monday, August 1st, 2016

When planning your arrival to camp there is nothing worse than being hindered by an unexpected incident whether that be a delay on your flight, roadworks on the motorway or even having to cope with a stranded kit trailer and a broken down minibus. This is exactly what happened to 7th Peterborough Scouts of Earhart’s […]

EIJ2016 Participant Monthly Email Newsletter

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

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

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