You and every member of the UK Contingent IST will have an important role to play on the Jamboree, ensuring every aspect of the Jamboree is a success and that the young people have a fantastic time.
If you haven’t already done so, please take immediate action to register with the Jamboree organisers. As part of your registration with the Jamboree organisers you will need to select your IST Jamboree role preference from the list of roles. The link to registration can be found in your confirmation email.
We are aware that IST members who have completed the registration are now being contacted with an offer of an IST role. Please assist the organisers by responding to these offers as soon as possible. Whether or not you accept the role offered is up to you – but when making a decision to decline you should factor in the risk that the next offer may be less attractive than your original one. As IST you should be willing to undertake any role.
If you are offered a Jamboree role before being offered a UK Role please do not hold off accepting it with the expectation of being offered a UK role.
For more information on roles check out the ‘Which Hat Fits’ presentation under ‘What have I missed?’.
UK Contingent roles
During June we asked you to let us know if you were interested in one of the following UK Contingent roles:
- UK Pavilion
- UK Food House
- Uk Contingent IST Support
- UK Contingent Communications Team
Even if you have applied for a UK Contingent role, you must apply for a Jamboree IST role. Now the deadline has passed, we are reviewing these expressions of interest. Once our requirements are confirmed over summer 2018, we will be in contact with offers of roles to successful applicants. At this point you will be required to confirm whether you want to keep your Jamboree role or accept a UK role.
High ropes and climbing
During June a number of you told us that you have expressed interest in high ropes and climbing roles offered by the Jamboree organisers. The UK Contingent Management Team continue to work with the Jamboree Organising Team to establish if we can support them in delivering their high ropes and climbing programmes, in particular the training needs. For some IST this will be training from first principles and for others conversion courses to meet US requirements.
If you expressed an interest in these roles, we are working to provide clarity as quickly as possible and will be in touch as soon as further information from the organisers is available. In the meantime, if you are offered a Jamboree role it is up to you whether you wait for confirmation of the training or accept an alternative role.
More information on the role can be found in the ‘What have I missed?’ workshop presentation under ‘Which Hat Fits’.
Changing your role
If you have already submitted your registration with the Jamboree organisers but now wish to change your role, please email them your amended preferences. Please note once you have accepted a Jamboree role you cannot change this unless you accept a UK role offer.