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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The next generation get a mini adventure of their own

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Where at EIJ2016 would you find plastic horses, real lizards, snakes and Brown Owls? Why, Junior Jam, of course. The excitement was palpable on EIJ Way yesterday morning as EIJ2016 was invaded by hundreds of Brownies, Rainbows, Cub and Beaver Scouts. On the first of two Junior Jam days on site, Essex’s younger Scout and […]

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 […]

A Horsea, a Horsea, My Kingdom for a Horsea!

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

As you wander through Essex International Jamboree, every now and then, you’ll see some people – Participants, Staff & Leaders – staring intently at their phones while pointing them at nothing in particular and swiping as if it’s going out of fashion. EIJ2016 is in a massive field, with long walks between subcamps and activity […]

Around the world in 80 dishes

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Sunday evening was International evening on Tereshkova’s Mission Suncamp. Each unit was invited to bring a local dish or a dish from another country. We had everything from Haggis from Scotland to Eton’s Mess from America on show. All 900 participants on the sub camp got involved in making and trying the different foods. One […]

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! […]

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Random memories from our Subcamps

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Nightingales Ward

Wet, Wild and Ab-Zorbing!

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

Tucked away behind Nightingale’s Ward is the mad world of the Wet and Wild. And Water-World it is! (Congratulations if you survived that pun…) Wet and Wild has everything to offer from Canoeing to Zorbing and even dinghy capsizing! This Jamboree is all about the future, and I am pleased to see that valuable life […]

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

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

Can you taste that?

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

On Monday Evening each group of the Marconi’s Mast and Newton’s Lab subcamps created what they believed to be their most appropriate cultural dish as part of the Tastes of the World evening activity. The food created ranged from banoffee pie to sweet corn pakora and was lovingly promoted to whoever happened to be walking […]

Get Lost in Newton’s Lab

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Do you think you have what it takes to face The Mouse Maze? Well here at Newton’s Lab, we have the opportunity for you to find out. The maze is being run by the youngest members of our subcamp team: Emily and Hannah. I caught up with them earlier to find out what the maze […]

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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Tereshkovas Mission

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 […]

Island Survival with Tereshkova’s Mission

Monday, August 1st, 2016

For anyone who enjoys some of the more traditional Scouting and Guiding activities involving burning flames and tying knots, Island Survival is most definitely the zone for you. On arrival to the zone the members of Tereshkova’s Mission were quickly shipped off to their own little island paradise, their home for the next few hours […]

Mission Successful!

Friday, August 5th, 2016

As the week draws to a close on Tereshkova’s Mission Subcamp it is time to present the final awards and recognise the best units on site. Across the sub camp there was the opportunity to win 10 trophies and awards for Most Bob’s won, Best Gates (x2), Tereshkova Challenge rock and Time Peake Challenge. In […]

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Necker Retreat

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 […]

Staff Resources – Everything you need to know

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

All the staff resources that you’ll need have been collected together on the Staff Resources page. Here you can read the Good Camping Guide, the EIJ2016 handbook and additional staff information, the policies for staff members and other information which will be useful to you during your role at EIJ. You can also catch up […]

The Home of Hard Work

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

The staff subcamp caters for all necessities; whether it’s the camping area for valuable rest, the bar and restaurant for ultimate refreshment, or the beauty bar and training courses to enhance body and mind. We aim to offer a package that appeals to everyone and rewards all the people putting in the hard work to […]

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Bolts Track

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!

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 […]

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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Mozarts Symphony

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 […]

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 […]

Mozart’s Symphony Awards

Friday, August 5th, 2016

The results from the Mozart’s Symphony subcamp competitions are in! We have winners from a number of different competitions, as well as some more general awards for things more special! Firstly, the piano tuner from Livingstone Explorers recieves an award – for fixing the broken piano! Next up, 3rd Writtle Guides for their plaque on […]

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Mendes Rainforest

Mendes’ Rainforest Competition Awards

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Well done to all of you for your excellent gateways and theming! We’ve been hard at work coming up with winners, but here they are! Firstly, the winners of our best gateway competition are Brentwood District Scouts! Congratulations! And secondly, the winners for best camp theming are Oxford! Congratulations to you too!

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 […]

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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Marconis Mast

Get Creative

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

We will be attempting to create a giant line of bunting to represent every participant with a flag.  This bunting will symbolically unite us together and be a powerful image of all our new friendships.  To do this, we need you to bring a material triangle for each participant and leader made from old or […]

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 […]

Marconi Awards

Friday, August 5th, 2016

After an amazing week of fun and games EIJ is drawing to a close and as with so many endings there are a few special prizes to be awarded. Marconi’s Mast subcamp have got the results for their gateway and penny fair competitions. The winners of the best gate were 1st Blundeston, whose gate features […]

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Westwoods Wardrobe

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!

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 […]

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 […]

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Earharts Hangar

Great Scott! It’s Back to the… Knockout

Monday, August 1st, 2016

It’s a Knockout – Ger Henessey The Participants from Earhart’s Hangar took part in It’s a Knockout yesterday morning. Now a fixture of EIJ, It’s a Knockout is organised by Southend Gang Show ASU. Daniel Wanna, Team Lead for It’s a Knock Out, describes the zone as “Team games and team building for points, with […]

Up, up and away!

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Earhart’s Hangar’s subcamp leader is Tony, who along with the rest of the team, is looking forward to welcoming you onto site.   Many of the team worked together 4 years ago on the Great Wall of China subcamp and had such a good time, that we had to come back to do it all […]

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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