Scouts join 10,000 others at Essex Jamboree

2016-eij01 Renown and Solebay Troops joined almost 10,000 other Scouts and Guides from around the world for their Summer Camp at Essex International Jamboree in August 2016.

It was the first time the Scouts have been to a jamboree in a very long time and it was very different to what we usually do, but with activities from quad biking to raves, and shot gun shooting to sweet making there was something for everyone and a definite hit with the Scouts.

Essex Jamboree Group ShotEvery day 3rdCB, along with the rest of our sub-camp (Marconi’s Mast) would join in two or the 8 different activity zones, with themes like Wet & Wild or Technology in Motion. In the evening there was the chance to relax at the cinema or in front of the main stage with live bands, or head over the the “rave tent” (a particular hit with the older Scouts). There was also the chance to meet Scouts from around the world, with new friends made in Dutch and American Scout Troops.

This was by no means a traditional summer camp, and was a fantastic week for all that went. The next one is in 2020, and we have every intention of being there!

2016-eij02Watch the videos of what we got up to at the jamboree on the 3rdCB YouTube channel.

View the Jamboree photo album on the members’ Facebook Group