Welcome to Tereshkova's Mission
The theme of EIJ 2016 is Our Changing World, to keep with this theme each of the subcamps has been named after an iconic person who lived in the last 100 or so years.
Our subcamp is named after the iconic Russian Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, check out who she is and why she is famous below.
Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova is the first woman to have flown in space, having been selected from more than four hundred applicants and five finalists to pilot Vostok 6 on 16 June 1963. In order to join the Cosmonaut Corps, Tereshkova was honorarily inducted into the Soviet Air Force and thus she also became the first civilian to fly in space.
Before her recruitment as a cosmonaut, Tereshkova was a textile-factory assembly worker and an amateur skydiver. After the dissolution of the first group of female cosmonauts in 1969, she became a prominent member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, holding various political offices. She remained politically active following the collapse of the Soviet Union and is still regarded as a hero in post-SovietRussia.
In 2013, she offered to go on a one-way trip to Mars if the opportunity arose. At the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, she was a carrier of the Olympic flag.
Our Theme: The theme of our subcamp is Space, this is very exciting as there are so many areas we can look at from Moon landings, to Aliens and even Star Wars or Doctor Who. In fact our main challenge will be narrowing down which parts of the space theme we should focus on!
With the new film just out you can expect to see lots of Star Wars stuff, we will also be taking you through the history of space exploration, from the first unmanned rockets through to the moon landings and shuttle missions.
Tereshkova’s Mission Subcamp Team
I am currently part of B.E.A.S.T. Scout fellowship and the Kingston Ridge Scout Campsite service team in Essex.
I’ve been involved in Scouting my whole life, and went straight from Ventures into being a Cub Scout Leader and Fellowship/SAS member.
I’ve been to five previous Essex Jamboree’s, the first back in 1996 as a Venture, the next two as part of the Catering Team, catering for MASH and Staff, and the last two in 2008 and 2012 as part of the Orangutan and Sydney Subcamp Teams. I’ve also been to NORJAM, WINGS and Hampshire Venture Jamborees over the years.
I am currently a Brownie Leader in Rayleigh, Essex.
I’ve been involved in Guiding my whole life I’ve been to five previous Essex Jamboree’s, the first back in 1996 on the International Team, the next on a Subcamp Team, next as part of the Catering Team, catering for MASH and Staff, and the last two in 2008 and 2012 as part of the Orangutan and Sydney Subcamp Teams.
I have been a Cub, Scout, Venture Scout and Venture Scout Leader. I am currently a member of BEAST SAS (Basildon Events and Activities Service Team) and Secretary for Kingston Ridge Scout Campsite.
….Scouting is very much about volunteering and contributing to a great cause, that’s why I want to get involved. This is my very first Jamboree experience so I can’t wait to get stuck in, learn new things and make new friends. See you there!
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
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 […]
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 […]
If you go to Tereshkova’s Mission subcamp HQ you will find a piece of moon rock. You must wash your hands before touching it and you can only use one finger as it is very valuable and highly fragile.
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 […]
Area 51, the place no man or women should go without authorisation. On Tereshkova’s Mission subcamp participants have had special accreditation to enter but what would lie within… Participants arrive at the entrance of Area 51 but before the can enter they must sign a declaration to say they understand that what happens in Area […]
I intercepted this transmission from Bob Hi M1085 this is Bob as you know I managed to catch a lift to the planet earth in the space ship with those humans wearing white suits and helmets on their head. I have managed to gain entry to something called a Jamboree. From covertly listening to the […]
As we all know, this is an International Jamboree and nowhere is this more evident than in the Global Showcase. Upon walking into the tent a sense of calm was apparent as participants escaped the energetic Jamboree life and enjoyed some quiet activities that celebrated the international scale of Scouting and Guiding. We spoke to […]
This morning saw the participants of Tereshkova’s Mission visiting Island Survival. What an amazing zone, with lots of fun activities to take part in. As I walked around the zone I was overwhelmed by the teamwork that was taking place. I could see leaders emerging and taking charge of a small group of participants as […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The first day of activities started ‘sweetly’ for Tereshkova’s Mission, as the participants took part in the Enterprise Zone where they were given the opportunity to be an apprentice of Sir Alan Sugar! The participants were given the challenge to create, market and sell a new sweet using a set budget, where the winners would […]
Over the next week you are invited to join us in outer space. The theme of our subcamp is Tereshkova’s Mission, named after Valentina Tereshkova. She was the first ever female Cosmonaut in Space, in June 1963. Tereshkova was from the Soviet Union and orbited the earth 48 times in the 3 days she was in space. She is still alive […]
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 […]
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 2 – Enterprise Zone
Daytime PM: Zone 10 – Wet & Wild
Early Evening: Zone 12 – Tastes of the World
Monday 1st August
Daytime AM: Zone 9 – Island Survival
Daytime PM: Zone 5 – A Balancing Act
Early Evening: Zone 14 – Get Creative
Tuesday 2nd August
Daytime AM: Zone 8 – Tech. in Motion
Daytime PM: Zone 7 – On Target
Early Evening: Zone 13 – Flash Dance
Wednesday 3rd August
Daytime AM: Zone 4 – On The Box
Daytime PM: Zone 3 – It’s a Knockout
Early Evening: Zone 15 – Fun of the Fair
Thursday 4th August
Daytime AM: Zone 1 – Express Yourself
Daytime PM: Zone 6 – Up & Under
Early Evening: Zone 11 – EIJ Presents