What does it involve?
Attending a jamboree is a once in a lifetime experience and is a great experience to talk about when applying for jobs and the like, but what about the run up and the experience itself?
As part of the Durham/ Humberside unit, you'll have to attend 'preperation camps' which will help bring everyone together. The costs of these, are however outside of the main cost, though additional fundraising can be organised to aid with the cost of this.
How do I apply?
Durham Scout County manage all applications at a county level. You'll get to go to an 'application day' and you'll get to try out some of the activities which will be provided as part of your Jamboree experience. You'll meet the adult team and, potentially, your fellow campers! From this day, you'll be informed to whether you have (or have not) recieved a place.
Details of the event have not yet been organised, though, you can informally register your interests below.
The Jamboree
In 2015 30,000 Scouts from nearly every country in the world will converge on Kirara-hama, Japan, the venue for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree. The theme of the Jamboree will be ‘Wa’, which has many meanings including harmony, unity, friendship and peace. ‘Wa’ also stands for Japan. The Jamboree will run from Tuesday 28 July to Saturday 8 August 2015 and take place in Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.
HoHo and Mimasu Tokyo
Following the Jamboree, Young People will have the opportunity to attend Home Hospitality, or 'HoHo' for short, where they will be immersed into Japanese life by staying at home with a scout and their parents'/ guardians'. The fee covers all food, transport and accomodation costs within their stay.
Ontop of the traditional HoHo experience, there will be an additional cultural experience whereby participants are offered the chance to visit and stay in Tokyo, exploring the culture of Japan's capital city.
Who can go?
You can apply to go to the 23rd World Scout Jamboree if you were born between 28th July 1997 and 27th July 2001 and are a member of Durham Scout County.
How much will it cost?
The cost to go is £2,995, which, at first is quite a substantial figure, however, we aim to ensure that everyone who would like to go and gets accepted to go, goes.
For the cost, you can expect to recieve everything for the jamboree experience - filghts and transfers whilst in Japan, food and basic clothing.
Often, HLS District provides financial support in the form of bursaries and opportunities to fundraise across the district. Ontop of this, other opportunities are provided by the county.