100 Days till 100 Years

Many members of Go Jamboree have been counting down from 718 days (EuroJam till WSJ) so with this being the last day of a 3 digit countdown the excitement will grow that little bit more than usual.

What is it we’re counting down to?

The 21st World Scout Jamboree is a once in every 4 year opportunity, similar to the Olympics, except that this event is extra special, we are also celebrating the 100 Year anniversary of the first camp at Brownsea Island held by Lord Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell in 1907 with 22 boys. Now a century later there are members in practically every Country and territory across the globe with memberships numbering near 29 million!

The only requisite for attendance is age. To attend WorldJam you need only be 14-17 years of age at time of the event. So its possible that if you have a Birthday on the cusp of the start and finish dates then you might not be able to go as a participant.

Don’t fret, you can go when you are over the age of 18 but you will be part of the Jamboree Organising Team, most likely was one of the ~8000 International Service Team (IST) or if you’re lucky enough as Jamboree Development Team (Leader to many IST).

Still there are other ways, Unit Leaders will have to go look after their participants, and someone has to organise the Units (Contingent Managers) so aslong as you are willing to do a little work there will be something for you to do.