Essex International Jamboree
27 July – 3 August
EIJ2024 is coming, and the Explorers will be going! We will be returning to Boyton Cross, Chelmsford from the 27th July to 3rd August 2024 for another unforgettable seven days and nights, bringing Scouts and Guides together from across the UK and around the world.
In 2016, we saw 10,000 of us (including over 2,000 volunteers) come together, making international friendships and challenging ourselves with over 100 activities from abseiling to zorbing.
What is the Essex International Jamboree (EIJ)?
Put simply, it’s an enormous camp for Scouts and Guides from around the world; it lasts 1 week, but takes years to plan. It’s a famous event in the Scout and Girlguiding world, and is renowned for being one of the best jamborees.
The event is held in a huge field every four years at Boyton Cross near Chelmsford. This 120-acre green field is transformed by 1,500 volunteers into a fully operational tented village. By this we mean it has all the facilities you’d expect – water, showers, toilets, electrics, communications, food distribution, health and welfare services and even a beach!
On Saturday 27th July 2024, our Jamboree will open again to 10,000 Scouts and Guides from all over the world to camp together for a week of fun, discovery and adventure, embracing the spirit of Girlguiding and Scouting.
We have a varied and exciting programme of activities including a range of adventurous, creative and cultural activities following the Scout and Guide programme, as well as opportunities to meet new friends from around the world.
In the evening the Jamboree becomes even more vibrant with lots of different entertainment venues and activities.
Essex International Jamboree promises to be an unforgettable experience, providing skills for life, building new friendships, and memories to last a lifetime.