Wednesday, October 15, 2008

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Where is the Jamboree?
The 22nd World Scout Jamboree will take place on the fields of Rinkaby, outside the town of Kristianstad in the very south of Sweden. The closest major town with a large international airport is Copenhagen in Denmark. Rinkaby is only one and a half hours by coach or train from Kastrup airport.

The Jamboree has three entry points:
Copenhagen airport, Kastrup, Denmark
Kristianstad railroad station
The onsite Jamboree coachstation

The Jamboree organisers will offer transport from any of the above entry points to the Jamboree site.

Jamboree site
We have a beautiful Jamboree site with natural surroundings and excellent facilities. The site has already been tested twice for camps with over 20 000 participants. Just imagine the 22nd World Scout Jamboree here…

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Jamboree fee
Registration fees for the 22nd World Scout Jamboree are tiered in a system based on the Gross National Income (GNI) per capita of each country(the same criteria as for membership fees to WOSM). There are four levels of registration fee, as follows:

Category A 1625 SEK *
Category B 3250 SEK *
Category C 4875 SEK *
Category D 6500 SEK *
* All fees are charged in Swedish Kroner (SEK)

National Scout Organisations can confirm their category with the Jamboree Office.

The Jamboree fee for the 22nd World Scout Jamboree applies for participants, unit leaders, members of the Contingent Management Team and International Service Team.

Information about how to pay and the payment schedules will be distributed in a later Bulletin.

Operation One World
Scouts from every country in the world should have the chance to come to the 22nd World Scout Jamboree. To help Scouts who have economic difficulties to participate in the Jamboree, a solidarity fund has been established, called Operation One World. Operation One World will ensure that all fund recipients have everything they need to fully participate in the event.

Fundraising for Operation One World has already begun, and several large target donors have been identified. National Scout Organisations are also essential to the success of the Operation. Contributions to Operation One World can be through direct financial donations or through helping participants from a specific part of the world. Contingents are encouraged to think about how they can expand any existing partnerships they have to include participation at the Jamboree.

Home Hospitality
The 22nd World Scout Jamboree will offer a Home Hospitality concept (family or Scout-house stay) in Sweden, Norway, Denmark or Finland. It will be possible for Contingents to apply for 3-4 days Home Hospitality before or after the Jamboree. A separate fee will apply to participants in the Home Hospitality programme. Details will be presented later.

Following the demand for our Simply Scouting garments at the 21st World Scout Jamboree in the UK, we have prepared our first collection of Jamboree profile products. From July 2008 it is possible to buy these items from our web shop. The collection includes t-shirts, sweaters, softshell jackets, daypacks, badges and many other items. The outdoor garments are all manufactured by Haglöfs, a quality Swedish outdoor clothing brand.

The webshop can be found at:

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Participants and unit leaders
Participants at the 22nd World Scout Jamboree are young people aged between 14 and 17 years old. They must have been born between 25 July 1993 and 27 July 1997. As has been the case for previous World Scout Jamborees, the Scout unit size is 36 young people and 4 adult leaders. The unit should be organised into 4 patrols of 9 young people.

If your Contingent does not have enough patrols to form a complete unit, you will be joined with patrols from other countries to form a unit. Each patrol in a combined unit must provide one adult leader.

International Service Team
An estimated 8 000 staff are needed to run the Jamboree, and these will come from countries all around the world. Being a staff member is an exciting opportunity where you can make a contribution to the young people of the world today.

The International Service Team (IST) will be open to active Scouts aged 18 or over at the start of the Jamboree (born on or before the 24 July 1993). Members of the IST should be able to speak English and/or French and be prepared to take on any task needed to create the Jamboree. IST must arrive on site 25 July 2011 and can leave 8 August 2011.

Jamboree Planning Team
Those involved with planning and preparing for the 22nd World Scout Jamboree are included in the Jamboree Planning Team. The Jamboree Planning Team is an international team and information on how to apply will be distributed later. All members of the Jamboree Planning Team must be active Scouts and have the approval of their National Scout Organisations.

Pre-registration for the 22nd World Scout Jamboree is already possible. This is an important planning tool for the Jamboree Executive Team as it helps us to estimate the likely size of the Jamboree at an early stage. Pre-registration does not guarantee a Contingent places, nor does it commit you to a Contingent size.
Please fill in the form found in Appendix II: Pre-registration Form.

Appointment of Head of Contingent
Every National Contingent to the World Scout Jamboree must have a leader who is responsible for the Contingent. The Head of Contingent is appointed by the National Scout Organisation and is the contact person for the Jamboree Office.

It is important for us to make contact with Heads of Contingents as soon as possible. Please fill in the Appointment of Head of Contingent Form, found in Appendix I, and send it back to the Jamboree Office.

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All Scouts participating in the 22nd World Scout Jamboree must be registered members of a National Scout Organisation that is recognised by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). If your country has several Associations, you will need to come together in one Contingent.

Members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) may take part in the 22nd World Scout Jamboree under the conditions agreed between WOSM and WAGGGS as follows:
For Scout and Guide National Organisations (those that are members of both WOSM and WAGGGS – “SAGNOs”), invitations to the World Scout Jamborees are addressed not only to WOSM registered members but also to those registered with WAGGGS.

Youth and adults of National Girl Guide/Girl Scout Organisations (members of WAGGGS only) may attend the event with the agreement of the WOSM organisation in their country. Girl Guides/Girl Scouts attending must join the Contingent from the respective National Scout Organisation.

Participation from a single National Scout Organisation must not exceed 10% of the total expected number of participants agreed by the World Scout Committee. For the 22nd World Scout Jamboree, Contingents may not exceed 4000, including youth participants, unit leaders, IST members and Contingent Management Teams (CMT)

Contingent Management Teams
Each National Contingent has the possibility of bringing a support team of adult leaders – a Contingent Management Team (CMT). Contingent Management Teams will camp and eat in the Adult Town at the 22nd World Scout Jamboree.

Each Contingent is limited in the number of adults they may bring on their Contingent Management Team, depending on the number of young people in the Contingent.

Number of youth in Maximum number of
the Contingent adults permitted on

the CMT
Up to 9 1
10 - 18 2
19 - 36 3
37 - 72 5
73 - 144 8
145 - 288 14
289 - 576 22
577 - 1152 30
1153 - 2304 40
Over 2304 Please discuss with the Jamboree Office

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The Jamboree Programme

The Jamboree programme encompasses everything at the World Scout Jamboree.
The Scouts will experience the 22nd World Scout Jamboree through five areas:
subcamp life, module activities, common areas, arena events and Camp in Camp.

Subcamp Life
Subcamps are the homes of the Scouts at the Jamboree. This is where most of the everyday camp life takes place; sleeping, cooking, cleaning etc. At the World Scout Jamboree, Scouts will have the tools to create their own home and plenty of time for subcamp life. The close environment of a subcamp makes it easier to get to know new friends from other countries and to build genuine understanding of each other. At the 22nd World Scout Jamboree all subcamps will have their own place to “hang around” with a small café, campfire circle, unscheduled activities, etc. Subcamp life makes it possible for each Scout to influence and create his or her own Jamboree experience.

Module Activities
The module activities aim to give the Scouts knowledge and tools relevant to the needs of young people in the world today. Here, National Scout Organisations, non-governmental organisations and others gather their expertise to make fun, educational and challenging activities.

The module activities will include programme focusing on sharing of cultures, the environment,
sustainable development, social engagement, global development issues, respect for oneself and for others, health, community development, peace and much more. The activities will use the patrol as an important entity and aim at being very active.

Common Areas
Everything outside the subcamps and scheduled activity areas are Common Areas; common to share for everyone at the Jamboree. Common Areas are designed to facilitate meetings and there will be, for example, cafés, unscheduled activities, exhibitions and also specific space for spiritual programme and religious practise.

Arena Events
At the 22nd World Scout Jamboree there will be three big arena events: the Opening Ceremony, a major event in the middle of the Jamboree, and the Closing Ceremony. These are events where the audience members are not merely spectators but play an important interactive part.

Camp in Camp
For a few days, 100-200 Scouts will take part in a smaller camp away from the main camp area. This “Camp in Camp” will give each and every one of the participating Scouts a chance to experience nature and small scale camping, Swedish style. This will be an opportunity for getting to know a smaller group of new friends.

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Within the idea of Simply Scouting, there are three key concepts for the World Scout Jamboree in Sweden: meetings, nature and solidarity.

The 22nd World Scout Jamboree is organised to encourage meetings: meetings across cultures, characters, interests, religions, countries, continents and more. Everything at the Jamboree will take this into consideration; from module activities to subcamp life, from small camp fires to huge arena events. As well as the programme, the actual Jamboree site will be designed to create meeting places and the Jamboree schedule will include plenty of time for spontaneous meetings.

A World Scout Jamboree in Sweden means being close to nature. Outdoor life is very accessible in Sweden and it is an important part of Swedish culture. For Swedish Scouting, the challenge of living outdoors with nature is also a tool in the Scout method. Closeness to nature also reveals the vulnerability of our environment. Wherever possible across the Jamboree, we will demonstrate sustainable environmental practice. The programme will especially focus on giving young people tools to take action for the environment.

Solidarity means being a part of the global Scout Movement. At the Jamboree, we all share values and common goals: the development of young people for life.

Solidarity means recognising connections between peoples and how dependent we are on each other. The Jamboree will emphasise the common responsibility we have to our world and to each other.

Solidarity encompasses how we treat other people, and includes respect, equal rights and peace. At the World Scout Jamboree, all are equal, independent of any personal characteristics or background. These issues will also be explored in many of the Jamboree activities.

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Simply Scouting

The 22nd World Scout Jamboree Sweden 2011 is Simply Scouting. Scouting in all its variety, from all across the world. Nothing more, nothing less.

The World Scout Jamboree mirrors the Scout world. All the diversity and knowledge from different Scout cultures around the world is gathered in one place. The event is inspiring and contributes to the development of the Scout movement.

Scouting delivers the answers to the needs of young people and this Jamboree is simply scouting. The 22nd World Scout Jamboree offers a modern programme that lives up to the challenges young people meet in today’s society. Scouts will leave with new tools to take action in their local and wider community.

The Scout method is a fundamental element of Simply Scouting. The Scout method and our common Scout values are the building stones for everything we do. We work in small groups, we trust young people to create their own experiences and learn from those experiences and we provide value-based leadership that is attentive and supportive.

All parts of the Jamboree experience are Simply Scouting and all are equally important. The 22nd World Scout Jamboree is a camp where spontaneous meetings are as valuable as the scheduled activities. Everyday elements of camp life - building, cooking and singing at a camp fire - all challenge Scouts to develop new skills and to meet, connect and work towards international understanding.

What is a bulletin?

The purpose of the World Scout Jamboree Bulletins is to provide National Scout Organisations with all the information they need, at the right time, to help prepare for the 22nd World Scout Jamboree. We have planned Bulletins once or twice a year throughout the lead-up to the Jamboree.

The Bulletins will be sent out through ScoutPak and our expectation is that you will then distribute the information to your members. Where Heads of Contingents have been appointed, we will also send the Bulletins directly to them.

In addition to the Bulletins there are several other ways to find information, the website being the main one.

When the participants leave the 22nd World Scout Jamboree in Sweden they will be able to say:
  • I’ve had the best two weeks of my l ife!
  • I’m proud to be me and to be a Scout
  • I ’ve learnt so much about people and
  • cultures from all over the world
  • I want to make a difference in the world
  • today and I feel ready to take action