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 now have the opportunity to take up to 36 young people of Explorer Scout age (at the time of the Jamboree in 2020) to the European Jamboree. We are now looking to see if we have enough interest to form a Unit leadership team, to take between one Patrol (1 leader and nine young people) and 4 Patrols (4 leaders and 36 young people). There are also opportunities to be one of five International Service Team (IST) members from Durham.

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. For more details of how the UK is organising participation in the European Jamboree seethe document below:

European Scout Jamboree Information (July 2018)

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 £1,500 including:

  • The Jamboree experience (including food)
  • Flights and other ancilliary transportation (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.

If you will be 18 years of age or over by 27th August 2020 and are interested to being an Assistant Unit Leader, a Unit Leader or a member of the International Service Team (IST), please complete the form below. Once we know how much leadership interest there is, a decision will be taken on how many Patrols we will apply for and how many young people can be taken and an adult selection process will be organised.