2020 European Jamboree

Following the award of the 2023 World Scout Jamboree to South Korea, the Polish Scouting and Guiding Association decided to hold a European Jamboree, in Gdansk Poland from 27th July to 6th August 2020 - the first European Jamboree for fifteen years (see https://www.ej2020.org/ for more details). Note that the dates of the European Jamboree coincide with our own Durham2020 international camp and that it would not be possible to attend both.

Durham Scouts have appointed a Unit Leader and have confirmed that we will be taking 36 young people of Explorer Scout age (at the time of the Jamboree in 2020) to the European Jamboree.

Note that unlike a World Scout Jamboree we would need to plan and organise the whole trip, including transportation to/from Gdansk and a pre or post Jamboree experience.

Support would be provided to the Unit Leadership Team by experienced leaders in the county as well as the ACC(International). The good news is that this will cost significantly less than a World Scout Jamboree, with our initial budget estimate being in the order of £1,300 to 1,500 including:

  • The Jamboree experience (including food)
  • Flights and other ancilliary transportation and other costs (transfers, food while travelling)
  • A 2 night / 2 day pre or post Jamboree experience in Poland
  • Equipment (uniform, badges, holdall and day sack, hoodies etc)
  • Training and preparation camps

The cost of the Jamboree would be met from fundraising over an 15 to 18 month period, with some financial support from the County International Fund.

YOUTH Selection

Applications are currently open for Scouts born between 28th July 2002 & 27th July 2006 (inclusive). The timeline for Youth Selection is as follows;

Applications Open: 01/01/2019
Information Evening: 16th January, 7:30pm
Application Deadline: 31st January 2019

Selection Weekend: 16th February 2019 @ Moor House


Note that to attend the European Jamboree you must be a member of Durham Scouts and be aged 14, 15, 16 or 17 at the date the Jamboree starts (27th July 2020) i.e. already a older Scout or younger Explorer Scout.