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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Fun at the circus!

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Roll up! Roll up! Come and see the amazing show down at the Circus Extravaganza! With a roaring tigress and a terrific trapezist there’s fun to be had for everyone! First we saw Emily, who showed us all the ‘bear necessities’ of the jungle, before she shocked the audience with a spectacular roar. She also […]

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 […]

64 Years at Essex International Jamboree

Monday, August 1st, 2016

1952 saw the second ever Essex International Jamboree, held at Belchamps Scout Campsite in Hockley. Barry Smoothy was a Scout with the 2nd Southchurch Troop at the time and has fond memories of his first Jamboree. 64 years later, Barry is back at EIJ, now as an Assistant Scout Leader, but still with the 2nd […]

EIJ presents finalist

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Subcamp Earhart’s Hangar Name of Young Person Zoë & Madeleine Group Thaxted Scouts Performance (Song/Dance/Sketch) Medley Song (duo) Description of Performance – any highlights to look out for? (Max 50 words) The girls are singing a medley of popular songs together, one with a ukulele and one on an acoustic guitar. Be surprised by their […]

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 […]

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Random memories from our Subcamps

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Nightingales Ward

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

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 […]

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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Newtons Lab

‘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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Tereshkovas Mission

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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

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 […]

Pants Obsession

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Jake Dixon 5th Billericay from Bolt’s Track are obsessed with pants, even their gateway is a pair of pants! They held a competition to see who could put on the most pants in 1 minute. The winner was Anna who put 19 on in 60 seconds!

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 […]

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Mozarts Symphony

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 […]

Mozart’s Symphony Classical ball

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Complete with Vienesse Whirls and experimental cocktails, Mozart’s Symphony danced the night away in Tuesday evening’s Classical ball. Held in the subcamp hub, the night included a visit from Mozart in subcamp leader Toby’s mysterious absence and a chance to try some colourful cocktails. Groups could sample Mozart’s Mix, orange juice with lemonade, Beethoven’s Buzz, […]

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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Mendes Rainforest

Chico Mendes Mosaic

Monday, August 1st, 2016

In the lead up to the Jamboree, the Mendes’ Rainforest subcamp team had a vision; for every group staying on its subcamp to help create a piece of artwork of the subcamps mascot – just like a Jamboree, the efforts of hundreds of people coming together to create something spectacular. Nobody involved in the project […]

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 […]

Theming and Gateways

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

On Subcamps, we love to get into the spirit of ‘Our Changing World’ and are creating subcamps that will reflect that theme.  All our Subcamps are named after influential people in their area of expertise and your Subcamp will be laden with fun things related to that topic. However to help us get to know […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Theming and Gateways

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

On Subcamps, we love to get into the spirit of ‘Our Changing World’ and are creating subcamps that will reflect that theme.  All our Subcamps are named after influential people in their area of expertise and your Subcamp will be laden with fun things related to that topic. However to help us get to know […]

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Westwoods Wardrobe

We’ll be glamping in style!

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Hello, and welcome to Westwood's Wardrobe! We trust you had a safe journey and you've settled into your home for the week. If you're as excited as we are then you are in for a fantastic week filled with activities, new friends and fun. If you haven't had a chance to meet your subcamp leaders […]

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. […]

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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Earharts Hangar

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?

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 […]

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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