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Australian Scout Jamboree AJ2016 Sydney

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The countdown to AJ2016 began late last year.

Scouts from Magill will be attending this event in the first week of 2016. Depending on numbers from Magill, we will join other Scout Troops from around the District or State, to form one Jamboree Troop. There is approximately 36 Scouts in each Troop and they are put into Patrols for the duration of this Event.

Scouts need to have achieved a level of competency with their Badgework which qualifies them for the Pioneer Badge. They must have slept at least 10 nights under canvas (in tents) prior to attending the Jamboree and 3 nights must be continuous for one event. This is all as Scouts at Scout events, not family trips or weekends away.

Their application needs to be endorsed and signed by the Magill Scout Leader the submitted to the Scouts SA Contingent Leader for final approval.

A preparation camp or Shakedown Camp is compulsory for all Scouts attending the Jamboree. This is on the long weekend in October School holidays so please lock this weekend in your Scout diaries. This is Friday evening 2nd Oct to Monday afternoon 5th Oct 2015.

We will travel by bus to Sydney and Cataract Park where the Jamboree. This bus will depart on 2nd January 2016 and we will return on Friday 15th January 2016.

The cost for this event is to be in the order of $2,000 which includes the fee payable to Scouts SA, plus a cost for the Troop fee and spending money allowance. This gives you an idea of the funds needed. It is great value when you look at it as $170/day for the time we are away. This includes meals, accommodation, travel costs, Jamboree clothing and travel bag, fantastic activities and even concerts and entertainment at the event.

Scouts undertake activities at the Jamboree site and also attend activities in and around Sydney and local areas.

Checkout the Official Jamboree Website http://www.aj2016.com.au/ and register for the enews so you stay up to date with the developments as we get closer to January 2016.

In the coming weeks, we will be seeking registration of interest from Magill Scouts as to who is planning to apply etc and who needs help with progression of badgework and camps etc. This will also help us as a Group plan for leader attendance, fundraising opportunities etc.

In the mean time, enjoy the promo video:

Click on the link below to download the flyer.