Welcome to Earhart's Hangar
The theme of our Subcamp is transportation through the ages and how this has helped shape the world we live in today.
The name Earhart’s Hangar comes from Amelia Earhart who was the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1932 at the age of 34. She mysteriously disappeared in 1937 whilst attempting to fly around the world, and neither her nor her plane were ever found.
On our Subcamp there will be lots of fun transport-related activities and crafts so you can learn about transportation through the ages, and our team are looking forward to welcoming you aboard!
Earhart’s Hangar Subcamp Team
Hello, I’m Tony Bugg and I will be running the Earhart’s Hangar Subcamp which is all to do with transportation through the ages during Essex Jamboree 2016.
I have had previous experience of running great Subcamps: As Subcamp Leader of The Great Wall Of China at EUJ2012 and before this I was a Subcamp Team Member at both 2004 and 2008 Essex Jamborees. Both 2008 and 2012 I have been able to pick an amazing team to help me organise and run the Subcamp, some of whom have enjoyed it so much they want to come back to do it again in 2016.
Currently I am an Assistant Scout Leader in Silver End. I believe in leading by example, so will give anything a go from scary activities, (climbing, caving, high ropes, white water rafting) to silly eating competitions, (grasshoppers, meal worms or dung beetles).
For the last 20 years I have worked at my local campsite to help run the activities and enjoy seeing individuals push themselves and achieve things they didn’t think they could achieve.
I am looking forward to EIJ2016 and welcoming you all to our Subcamp.
My name is Claire Stephenson. I have been a Guide Leader for the last 15 years. Before that I was a Brownie, a Guide and a Young Leader.
I was an Assistant Subcamp Leader at EIJ12 on the Great Wall of China Subcamp which was great fun, and most recently I was a member of the Contingent Support Team for the World Scout Jamboree in Japan.
Outside of Guiding, I enjoy climbing and kickboxing.
Down to a Tee!
A Jamboree truly isn’t a Jamboree until you’ve donned your camp t-shirt emblazoned with the EIJ logo proud for all to see. You were there, the Essex International Jamboree 2016.
Once again Jamart, EIJ’s very own retailers, will be opening their doors (and webpages) for you to get your fill of those Jamboree wardrobe essentials. This year there is a range of tees, onsies and other clothing options, for you to shout about the event as a whole or showcase your sub-camp allegiance.
Helping you to be prepared these will be available for home delivery or pre-order using the onsite click & collect.
Together with clothing options abundant, Jamart will be offering an exciting range of souvenirs, everything from woggles and phonecases to shoelaces and special limited edition teddies. Speaking of cool new arrivals this year you will be able to purchase a campfire poncho and limited edition activity badges to adorn it. Plus, for the sweet toothed among you the range will not miss out treats to satisfy, whether it is a chilled drink or cheeky packet of sweeties. All these items will be listed below so you can calculate camp bank funds! but only available for purchase on site.
We have the ability to personalise individual and small orders as well as process large plain or personalised orders that will be ready in 48 hours so all bases are covered.
Additional Merchandise List
|Set of 12 sub-camp||Badges||£10.00|
|Activity Fun Badge||Badges (various)||tbc|
|EIJ / Event||Badge||£1.00|
|EIJ / Event||Soft Enamel Pin Badge||£2.00|
|EIJ / Event||Woggle Leather White||£2.00|
|EIJ / Event||Woggle Leather Green||£2.00|
|EIJ / Event||Wrist Band||£1.00|
|EIJ / Event||Lanyard White||£1.00|
|EIJ / Event||Lanyard Green||£1.00|
|EIJ / Event||Key Ring / Fob White Leather||£1.50|
|EIJ / Event||Key Ring / Fob Green Leather||£1.50|
|EIJ / Event||Shoe Laces EIJ Logo (pair)||£2.00|
|EIJ / Event||Coaster Leather||£1.50|
|EIJ / Event||Notepad||£0.60|
|EIJ / Event||Plastic Mug||£3.00|
|EIJ / Event||Pen||£1.50|
|EIJ / Event||Pencil||£1.00|
|EIJ / Event||Eraser||£0.80|
|EIJ / Event||Ruler||£1.00|
|EIJ / Event||Pencil Case||£3.50|
|EIJ / Event||Book Mark||£2.00|
|EIJ / Event||Bear with EIJ Hoody Large 13″||£10.00|
|EIJ / Event||Bear with EIJ Hoody Medium 10″||£8.00|
|EIJ / Event||Bear with EIJ Hoody Small – 6″||£6.00|
|Ultraviolet / Neon Night||Glowsticks, bracelets and novelty glow glasses (each)||£1.50|
|Selection of toys, games, torches and camping accessories.|
Let’s recap on what you need to do:
- Complete Registration Phase 2 with all your participant details and make your final payment
- Tell Beavers, Rainbows, Brownies and Cub troops about Junior Jam
- Read the Good Camping Guide and remind your participants about simple ways to maintain hygiene
- Familiarise yourself with the Jamboree policies
- Plan to bring everything to promote a high level of hygiene in your area
- Take a look at our themed events to plan costumes
- Tell us your special stories about fundraising or perhaps the journey you have planned to get to the Jamboree
- Build a gateway for individual pitch
- Promote EIJ Presents to your Scouts and Guides and use the full instructions on how to be Part of the Show no later than 5pm on 21st July
- Plan to bring a special food dish to share with approximately 50 people for your eveningof Tastes of the World
- Learn Our Changing World Jamboree Song before you arrive
- Plan a fundraising game for Fun of the Fair
- Bring a pre-cut triangle made from recycled/old material triangle for every participant (including leaders) – download bunting template
- Consider dining out at our onsite Chubbys Restaurant
- Place your final orders by 8th July for home deliveries of Subcamp Clothing Range from the EIJ2016 Store
- Place your final orders for food by 15th July from the Retail Food Warehouse using the Order Form
- Place your final orders by 18th July for site collection of Subcamp Clothing Range from the EIJ2016 Store
Catch up on all the information you need to know about your subcamp and life at Jamboree by reading through the subcamp newsletter archive!
What you need to know…
For everything you need to know about the Jamboree, the site, activities and what’s in store, please see our Handbook.
Find out what your group should wear to the different programme zones over Jamboree
Camping at the Essex International Jamboree is different to many other national camps, because we simply take over a farmer’s field for a week, unlike others that take place at County showgrounds and purpose-built campsites. Take a look at the Good Camping Guide to find out everything you need to know about camping at the jamboree!
A checklist of things you’ll want to bring to the Jamboree – from costumes to cleaning!
A recap on everything you need to do in preparation for coming to the Jamboree!
There will be an onsite pre-order supermarket and pop-up Fruit and Vegetable shop open during the Jamboree. Find out about what you can buy and what you can order and how it works!
We have our own international team who are here to welcome and support visitors travelling to Essex from outside the UK mainland. Find out everything you need if you’re bringing an international group to the Jamboree!
Before you come…
Want to have a group photo at your subcamp? Pre-book them in advance using this form
You’ll want to learn how to tie a friendship knot in a scarf in preparation for meeting all the new friends you’ll make at Jamboree!
While you’re at Jamboree…
Fancy something extra to eat? The famous Chubbys are at EIJ with a menu to cater for your every desire!
Direct from the Subcamp news teams
We are pleased to announce that 7th & 14th Relgate Scouts won the Earhart’s Port competition, and 1st Corringham Scouts won the gateway competition! Congratulations!
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 […]
-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 […]
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 […]
This morning at 7 o’clock the whole group of the 8th Rushden scouts woke up Evan for his 13th birthday. They all sang as loud as they could to wake up the birthday boy. Sorry if they woke some other groups. He was sort of awake to receive all his congratulations from all the members […]
Mendes’ Rainforest & Earhart’s Hangar joined forces to have a Charity Fair, with both subcamps setting up a small activity on the village green. Despite the rain, the enthusiastic participants popped up the best games like a living fruit-gambling-machine. First you had to pull the one-armed bandit, then randomly 3 participants grasp a piece of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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?
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Our archive of Monthly Emailed Newsletters sent to Groups can be found here
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 […]
Do you know anyone with a great Jamboree story? Your EIJ Media team needs you!
In addition to the main programme, Let's shout from the rooftops! will be doing:
Sunday 31st July
Daytime AM: Zone 7 – On Target
Daytime PM: Zone 8 – Tech. in Motion
Early Evening: Zone 13 – Flash Dance
Monday 1st August
Daytime AM: Zone 3 – It’s a Knockout
Daytime PM: Zone 4 – On The Box
Early Evening: Zone 15 – Fun of the Fair
Tuesday 2nd August
Daytime AM: Zone 6 – Up & Under
Daytime PM: Zone 1 – Express Yourself
Early Evening: Zone 11 – EIJ Presents
Wednesday 3rd August
Daytime AM: Zone 10 – Wet & Wild
Daytime PM: Zone 2 – Enterprise Zone
Early Evening: Zone 12 – Tastes of the World
Thursday 4th August
Daytime AM: Zone 5 – A Balancing Act
Daytime PM: Zone 9 – Island Survival
Early Evening: Zone 14 – Get Creative