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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On The Box zone: As Seen on TV

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

-Ger Hennessy On Tuesday, Participants from O’Keeffe’s Gallery tried the activities available at On The Box: a collection of games and crafts inspired by TV shows such as The Cube, I’m a Celebrity and Scrapheap Challenge. If it’s been in the Radio Times, it’s likely you’ll find it here. In the Great British Bake-Off tent, […]

Flashdance

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

In the furthest corner of the Jamboree site you will find ‘Flashdance’. We joined O’Keefe Gallery’s and Mozart’s Symphony as they ventured over one slightly damp and definitely darkening evening, the atmosphere was perfectly shrouded in the air of mystery. Unfortunately, we have been sworn to secrecy, those of you who have attended know the […]

Essex: “The birthplace of radio”

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

If you’re into your tech, then Marconi’s Mast is the subcamp for you. Italian engineer, Guglielmo Marconi is credited with the invention of the wireless radio. He chose Chelmsford as the place for the world’s first purpose built radio factory. Ian Dobbin is heading up the Marconi’s Mast subcamp. He’s joined by team members from across the country.  […]

On Brand

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Today I visited the Jamart, filled with goodies to the rafters from laces to mugs to key-rings and phone-cases. Plus, a wall of sweets and drinks to boost the sugar levels to keep you going from dawn to dusk on all the activities! I approached just as the shop had opened yet already many excited […]

Mozart’s Bittersweet Symphony?

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Mozart sounds boring. He was born in 1756 and composed music. Compared with the other EIJ subcamp figures and their achievements, Mozart seems to be the odd grape in the bunch. Out of Newton, Bolt and Tereshkova, you’d be right. He was born a century and a half before the concept of Scouting even existed. […]

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Random memories from our Subcamps

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Nightingales Ward

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 […]

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 […]

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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Newtons Lab

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 […]

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 […]

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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Tereshkovas Mission

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Staff Resources – Everything you need to know

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

All the staff resources that you’ll need have been collected together on the Staff Resources page. Here you can read the Good Camping Guide, the EIJ2016 handbook and additional staff information, the policies for staff members and other information which will be useful to you during your role at EIJ. You can also catch up […]

The Home of Hard Work

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

The staff subcamp caters for all necessities; whether it’s the camping area for valuable rest, the bar and restaurant for ultimate refreshment, or the beauty bar and training courses to enhance body and mind. We aim to offer a package that appeals to everyone and rewards all the people putting in the hard work to […]

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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 […]

Thank You for your support!

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Jake Dixon Steve, a member of the Bolt’s Track subcamp team would like to say “thank you” to everyone who has sponsored him for his skydive to fund raise for a trip to Mongolia. So far you have helped him raise £250

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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Mozarts Symphony

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 […]

Technology in Motion Mozart’s Symphony

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Technology in Motion was in full swing as Mozart’s Symphony Subcamp descended on the zone to learn and explore. The zone was fitted out with multiple activities combining transport and technology. Charlie, David, Adam and Josh from 1st Welford Scouts visited the activity run by the British Radio Car Association. Before having a go on […]

Flashdance

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

In the furthest corner of the Jamboree site you will find ‘Flashdance’. We joined O’Keefe Gallery’s and Mozart’s Symphony as they ventured over one slightly damp and definitely darkening evening, the atmosphere was perfectly shrouded in the air of mystery. Unfortunately, we have been sworn to secrecy, those of you who have attended know the […]

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Mendes Rainforest

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 […]

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 […]

Let it Glow, Let it Glow or We Didn’t Start the Fire

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Campfires are enchanting. There is no doubt about it, there is something truly other-worldly about sitting around a roaring fire, singing and swaying, clapping and chanting, shouting and screaming. It is a truly incredible atmosphere so there was no surprise that a few hundred people took advantage of a gap in the rain and descended […]

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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 […]

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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Westwoods Wardrobe

All the Fun of the Fair

Monday, August 1st, 2016

There is nothing like a Penny Fair to build excitement and provide a wonderful opportunity to meet and mix with many new people. As I approached the event held by Westwood’s Wardrobe and Nightingale’s Ward, the hum of happy chatter seemed to grow louder and became interspersed with cheers and groans as successes and losses […]

Westwood’s Wardrobe Gateway Competition

Friday, August 5th, 2016

The results of our gateway competition are in! Well done to all our runners up, each of which has won a little version of our mascot – Nitt Witt. These are 1st Hatfield Peveral Scout Group, 1st Thors Oak & Belhus Pak Scout Group, 6th Rochford Scout Group, 7th Bangor Scout Group & Bangor West […]

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 […]

Find out more about Westwoods Wardrobe
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Earharts Hangar

Up, up and away!

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

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 […]

EIJ2016 Participant Monthly Email Newsletter

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Our archive of Monthly Emailed Newsletters sent to Groups can be found here

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 […]

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