Jamboree 2019, 24th World Jamboree, West Virginia, USA
October & November 2017 Update (Unit 50)– It has been another busy couple of months visiting District selection weekends – What has been really good to see is the number of young people attending and having a great weekend regardless of the outcome.
All the Districts that make up Unit 50 have now held selection weekends and we are just waiting for the final lucky ones to be told.
Tricia and I attended our first Jamboree Leader Training weekend, along with April and Abi from Unit 51. We have a little more info about the trip which we will share with our Units in the New Year. The ‘brand’ logo was launched so ‘bear’ will become part of the visual Jamboree, appearing on all promotional material from now on.
We will be looking for people to help us on some of our training weekends over the coming months. The young people (and Leaders) will be walking 5-6 miles every day and fitness will play a major part in the trip, so for our first shout out we are looking for fitness instructors that can deliver a Zumba or Yoga Type session. Please get in touch with me firstname.lastname@example.org if there is anyone out there that can help.
October 2017 – Unit 50 Update – Well September has been a busy month. I have been out visiting troops in the Vale of Aylesbury District to promote application for Jamboree & I have attended Chiltern Vale selection weekend at Speen. It was really good to see Scouts and Explorers having a good time whilst attending the selection weekend.
The numbers applying for Jamboree are up which is great to see but with so many young people enthusiastic about attending, I am sure the selection teams have their work cut out. Good luck to everyone.
Andrew Inkley, Unit Leader
September 2017 – The numbers applying for Jamboree are up which is great to see but with so many young people enthusiastic about attending, I am sure the selection teams have their work cut out. Good luck to everyone.
The next World Jamboree will take place in West Virginia USA at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve. The gathering of over 40,000 Explorer aged Scouts for 12 days of adventure from over 120 Countries.
A World Jamboree is not just a big camp – it is more than that. Those who have been to a World Scout Jamboree often find it difficult to describe what makes it special. It is possible to talk about the activities nd the ceremonies, the Sub Camp festivals and Unit life, but words cannot capture the essence of a Jamboree or what makes it different from any other event.
The 24th World Scout Jamboree runs from the 22nd July – 2 August 2019. The Jamboree is being hosted by the Boy Scouts of America, Scout Canada and Asociación de Scouts de México. The theme of the Jamboree is Unlock a New World.
World Scout Jamboree Stats…
- SBR – Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve is a purpose built 10,600 acres scout site
- It has an 18 acre open air stadium!
- Longest combined zip lines in the world 5.5miles
- Longest canoe course in the US, 9.5miles
- 6 acre skate park
- Largest man made outdoor climbing facility in the world
A Jamboree Unit is made up of 36 young people and 4 leaders. The Scouts are split into Patrols of 9 overseen by a member of the Leader team. Buckinghamshire has 7 Patrols in two Units with the 8th Patrol coming from Hertfordshire.
Follow the build up to the Jamboree with ‘Units 50’ & ‘Unit 51’
August 2017 – Leader selection weekend took place back at the start of June with the Leaders completing various team building activities over the weekend as well as being interviewed. The Leadership teams have now been assembled.
Unit 50 – will be
- Andrew Inkley (Vale of Aylesbury), Unit Leader
- Jonathan Reynolds (Chiltern North)
- Emily Yates (Milton Keynes)
- Tricia Warwick (Woodlands)
Unit 51 – will be
- April Parrot (Chiltern North), Unit Leader
- Abigail Rawlins (Chiltern North)
- Jonathan Davies (Woodlands)
- Michael Worthy (Hertfordshire)