Be prepared

Here are your 5 steps to preparing to join EIJ2020

Our bookings are now open; so follow these simple 5 steps to be prepared.

1. Save the date

If you haven't already, send a note out to your Guide and Scout parents with a 'save the date' which is of course 1st to 8th August 2020.  There may also be some Cubs and Brownies who may be of the right age in August 2020, so don't forget to let them know too.

Not everyone knows what a Jamboree is, so include our website, our Youtube channel, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook channels in your communications.

2. Get your team together

Now you've shared the date, it's time to get your team together - remember we do have strict ratios so please check the FAQs and of course you need to make sure you have the right qualifications.

3. You can now start to plan your budget

You can now start to prepare your Jamboree budget and payment schedule.  The Jamboree is fee is £200 per participant and £100 per adult; and you will be required to pay £50 deposit per person (non-refundable and non-transferable).  We recommend that you collect the first instalment from your members immediately so that you can pay the deposit, and focus on having the full camp fee by the end of March 2020. Thereafter, you should focus on your own costs such as transportation, kit and food.

If you're travelling from overseas, please read specific information about how we can support you and make it easy for you to attend our Jamboree.

4. If you're fundraising, start early

It is common for Scouts and Guides to hold fundraising activities to support their attendance at the Jamboree, and the sooner you start this the better.  Why not organise a parents meeting or speak to your members about things you can do?  There is a wealth of information on the Scout UK and Girlguiding UK websites to support you with this.

5. Start the admin, so you can focus on the 'fun' stuff

Firstly, sign up for our regular updates so that you know what's happening and what we're planning.

You can also start to think about some of the administrative tasks - forms, risk assessments and license holder requirements (remember to check our FAQs).  You could also look at your tents, do you need smaller ones especially for the Jamboree, can you borrow them?  How will you transport your kit and participants? Who will do your cooking?  What will you eat?  Jamborees are such fun but can be exhausting so you'll need to fuel your young people well.

We've developed a Good Camping Guide outlining key considerations and tips for attending our Jamboree, please do take the time to read through it.

Now, with all the 'admin' out the way, as soon as we announce subcamp allocations, you'll be ready to jump into action and plan the fun stuff - costumes, gateways, flags, banners etc.

Please get in touch if you have any questions, and we can't wait to welcome you to our Jamboree in August 2020.

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