Journey to the Jamboree

Journey to the Jamboree

The Jamboree will be an experience like no other for participants and IST alike. As IST you will be working hard to support the Jamboree and we want to ensure that you are well prepared to maximise your time on site.

You can read a bit about the Jamboree here. We want to ensure in advance of the Jamboree you get the training you need, have the opportunity to meet other IST and gel as a team.

We hope this will also assist you in spreading the word about the Jamboree and allow you to fundraise together.

Our Vision

The UK Contingent Management Team will deliver a unique international adventure shaped by young people, where contingent members will develop personally and have a positive longer term impact on Scouting and beyond.

To achieve our vision, all members of the Contingent have the opportunity to participate in the UK Contingent Personal Development Award. Set your goals now.

Working with local Units

During June we asked you if you wanted to be formally linked with your local Jamboree Unit in addition to your IST role. We are now working to link those of you who expressed interest with a Unit. Once this has been done we will update you by email, providing you with the relevant contact information and guidance you need to get started.

This will be a good opportunity to increase your pre-Jamboree experience, enhance the Jamboree journey for the young people and maybe even tick off some of your Personal Development goals. This in additional to informal approaches of Units you may want to make.

We will be formally linking IST members to each Unit; to support Units with Personal Development, running workshops, assisting with training camps and team building exercises.

As a Unit Support IST member you will have the opportunity to get to know the Leaders and young people of the Units so that you can engage with them socially at the Jamboree and provide support to the Unit Leaders.


More information on the role can be found in theWhat have I missed?workshop presentation under ‘Which Hat Fits’.


Preparing yourself

As IST you are expected to work hard during the Jamboree to deliver a fantastic experience for the participants. You also need to maximise your Jamboree experience during your time off.

To deliver on this you need to look after yourself at the Jamboree. You may be working long days, face challenges and be working with new people. By thinking through these situations now we hope you can prepare yourself.

We have put together a handy guide to preparing for the Jamboree contained within the ‘What have I missed?’ section of the website under ‘Staying Awesome!’

Keeping healthy at the Jamboree will ensure you stay happy and enjoy the Jamboree. Make sure you prepare and don’t hide your Jamboree trouble. There will people to support you!