Welcome to Nightingale's Ward
Our Subcamp is named after Florence Nightingale a remarkable woman who lived for 90 years from 1820 to 1910.She made hospitals cleaner places and showed that trained nurses and clean hospitals helped sick people get better. In many ways she created modern nursing.
Florence famously served as a nurse in the Crimean war working with a team of other nurses to save many wounded soldiers. Our Subcamp will celebrate her life and achievements, our theming will draw inspiration from a certain famous American Army field hospital.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Ward.
Nightingale’s Ward Subcamp Team
Hello my name is Stephen Clarke; my role at EIJ 2016 will be as Subcamp Leader for Nightingales Ward. My day job that pays for my Scouting life is as the Training Manager for H W Fisher Chartered Accountants in London. I have two daughters, one an Explorer and the other a Scout.
I started my Scouting life as a Cub Scout (Beavers didn’t exist back then) near Bristol, progressing through Scouts and then Venture Scouts before becoming a Scout Leader in the early 1990’s at 6th Billericay. Currently my main role is as Group Scout Leader of 6th Billericay where I have the privilege of leading a team of 17 exceptional leaders who look after our 100+ young people. I am also a member of the BWB Gang Show stage crew, a First Response trainer, a member of the local Activity team and head up the team that help deliver our part of the Essex Steam and Country show each year.
My first EIJ experience was in 1992 as a member of the bar crew returning in 1996 for more of the same. I then took a break from the Jamboree returning in 2012 as the Deputy Subcamp Leader for the Everest Subcamp under the expert guidance of Carol Davies. Our team worked exceptionally hard whilst having a huge amount of fun. I am very pleased to say that many of the team are returning to work together for this Jamboree, we also have a number of new team members and I look forward to seeing what we are capable of this time around!
The Subcamp team have an important role is ensuring that the participants and their leaders have an amazing time and take away memories that will last a lifetime. If we get our job right they will have a comfortable home to come back to each evening to rest up for the next day’s adventures and experiences. One of my memories from 2012 was sitting in our hub listening to the stories of what had happened that day from the young people and what they were excitedly looking forward to next and I look forward seeing everyone enjoying themselves next summer.
Hello! I’m Charlotte, Deputy to Steve on Nightgale’s Ward Subcamp.
I’ve been in Girlguiding since being a Brownie! Getting slightly waylaid through Guides, I returned to Senior Section after university, whilst being a Young Leader throughout. I am a Senior Section Leader with Chantry District in Billericay, with over twenty brilliant members! However during 9-to-5, I work as a Project Manager for the Parliamentary Estate.
I’ve been fortunate to attend the last four Essex Jamborees, each has been amazingly memorable and I continue to return for the incredible buzz the camp life brings! I love the role of Subcamp Staff, as you get to be fully immersed in the Jamboree alike the participants with the perks of being staff!
I’m looking forward to catching up with old friends, making new and working with our superb Subcamp Team!
Can’t wait to 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
The results from the Nightingales Ward subcamp competitions are in, and here are the winners! Best Gateway The winners of best gateway are 4th Morpeth Scouts! Well done! Morning Drill Attendance The winners for attendance to morning drill are Kilkenny Kells! Well done! Best C.A.T. The winners for best C.A.T. (cake tax for phone charging) […]
-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 […]
On Tuesday night Nightingales’s Ward were treated to a spectacular spread of food in ‘Tastes of the World’. Groups prepared foods local to their home town or if they wanted to, chose another country and prepared a dish from there instead. 4th Morpeth had ‘Singin Hinnys’, a type of bannock, griddle cake or scone, made […]
Our ability to balance comes from inside our ear. Specifically, it is called the vestibular system (the organ of balance), which is made up of three fluid filled sacks. At the end of these sacks are very small hairs, and as the head moves, the hairs are pulled from side to side, which sends signals […]
In Scotland, Scouts can work towards achieving the Zodiac Award. This award provides increased opportunities for Scouts to enjoy Nights Away experiences as well as adding some extra fun challenges into the Scout Section Programme, such as camping above 2000 feet or below 0 degrees! There are three levels of Zodiac Award in the Scout […]
Groups on Nightingale’s Ward can compete for the Corominas Cup this week. Manuel Jalon Corominas was a Spanish engineer. Although the history of the syringe goes back to Roman times, Corominas is credited with inventing the first the two-piece disposable syringe in 1973. This was an important creation as it would subsequently replace the glass […]
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 […]
Gertrude GO! You might have noticed that much to the frustration of many happy campers, there isn’t any Pokemon to find over the EIJ site. Well forget searching for Pokemon because we have an alternative which doesn’t involve the use of a smart phone or the internet… Come to Nightingale’s Ward and search for Gertrude! […]
Nightingales Ward and their mascot Gertrude took part in ‘On theBox’ this afternoon. They took part in activities connected to their favourite TV programmes like ‘Bake Off’, ‘Scrapheap Challenge’ and ‘Bush Tucker Trials’ to name just a few. Gemma, Izzy and Emma from 7th New Malden Guides and 1st Gillingham built their own go kart […]
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 […]
Our Subcamp is named after Florence Nightingale a remarkable woman who lived for 90 years from 1820 to 1910. She made hospitals cleaner places and demonstrated that trained nurses and clean hospitals help sick people get better. In many ways she created modern nursing. Florence famously served as a nurse in the Crimean war working […]
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 3 – It’s a Knockout
Daytime PM: Zone 4 – On The Box
Early Evening: Zone 15 – Fun of the Fair
Monday 1st August
Daytime AM: Zone 6 – Up & Under
Daytime PM: Zone 1 – Express Yourself
Early Evening: Zone 11 – EIJ Presents
Tuesday 2nd August
Daytime AM: Zone 10 – Wet & Wild
Daytime PM: Zone 2 – Enterprise Zone
Early Evening: Zone 12 – Tastes of the World
Wednesday 3rd August
Daytime AM: Zone 5 – A Balancing Act
Daytime PM: Zone 9 – Island Survival
Early Evening: Zone 14 – Get Creative
Thursday 4th August
Daytime AM: Zone 7 – On Target
Daytime PM: Zone 8 – Tech. in Motion
Early Evening: Zone 13 – Flash Dance