FAQ

Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions. If your question isn’t answered here please get in touch with the team!

How much will the Jamboree Cost

The final costs for the Jamboree are up to individual sub camps who may choose to subsidise the event or may have costs to add on. However, the event itself will be charging £60 for whole-time campers with a number of options for day visitors or one night passes, and reduced prices for leaders.

Do we need a nights away permit?

No. The Jamboree Camp Chief’s nights away permit will cover any groups attending who do not have their own permit – so this is a great opportunity to arrange a camp for your section if you wouldn’t normally get to go away! However, please bear in mind that because of this the Jamboree is not suitable for nights away assessments.

Do we need to provide catering?

All catering throughout the event will be centrally provided by our catering team. Just bring your tents, turn up, and get involved!

Will we be able to drive to our site to unload

Before the event opens and after the event closes, weather permitting, vehicles will be allowed on site to unload kit and load up at the end. Vehicles will not be allowed on site during the Jamboree event itself. More details will be available nearer to the time.

Will there be a badge?

Yes! The badge will look like this:

2016 Badge

What about a necker? Or t-shirts

There are no plans for t-shirts or other branded clothing at this year’s Jamboree. However each participant will be given a Jamboree necker (pink, with the above badge sewn on) as part of their package price. Districts will be providing coloured woggles to wear with these. Some districts may choose to provide branded clothing.

Will the Jamboree be safe?

There is a dedicated Security Team (headed up by Barry Seward) which will provide 24 hour security on site. There will also be dedicated first aiders (as well as most Scout Leaders being first aid qualified). If anyone would like to see the folders and files full or risk assessments please do get in touch!!

Traffic management is being provided by South Gloucestershire Showground, whilst parking management has a dedicated team of Scouters headed up by John Fagan.

Is the Jamboree just for Avon Scouts?

Not at all! The event is primarily aimed at Scouts and Guides within the Avon area (BaNES, Bristol, South Glos and North Somerset) however Scouting and Guiding guests from elsewhere are welcome to come along and will be paired up with a subcamp for the event. Get in touch to find out more!

How can we contact the Jamboree site during the event?

During the event, urgent contact with the site should be via Event Control on

07572 301122

For less urgent enquiries please email communications@avonjamboree.org.uk

Can we bring 2-way Radios to this event?

Two way radios are a useful tool for running activities and subcamps. However, it is important that their use on site is carefully co-ordinated.

The Scout Association’s Licensed Channels will all be in use over the weekend by the event team, and we therefore ask that you do not bring radios to use those channels.

If you have your own license to use different channels, then this may be possible but please check with the communications team first.

If you would like to bring PMR446 “walkie talkies” (ie the sort you can buy in Argos/Maplin and use without a license), again please check with the event team first as we will need to allocate you a channel. Generally channels will be only allocated to subcamps or activity providers and not to individual groups.