Essex International Jamboree 2016

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The Essex Jamboree is an international week long camp which brings together Scouts & Guides from around the world every four years. Its run as a joint event between Essex Scouts and the three Guide Counties of Essex West, Essex North East and Essex South East.

The Numbers

Essex International Jamboree 2016 will be returning to Boyton Cross near Chelmsford. The 120 acre site at Boyton Cross, which is an area equivalent to 13,000 standard matchboxes placed side by side, and is only 40 miles from London. The site includes a 8 acre lake and the remainder is planted grasslands.

The site itself is a mile long and half a mile wide. 105 hours of sunshine has been promised by the weather people.
2,000 volunteer staff members and 1,000 adults supporting their own troops are here to make EIJ a spectacular camp for participants. The Jamboree budget exceeds £1.3M and will be the largest joint Scouting and Guiding event in Europe. With it’s EIJ 2016 population of around 10,000, Boyton Cross now features in the top 25 most populated settlements in Essex, just above Tiptree.

The Essex Jamboree is an international week long camp which brings together Scouts & Guides from around the world every four years. Its run as a joint event between Essex Scouts and the three Guide Counties of Essex West, Essex North East and Essex South East.

The Numbers
Essex International Jamboree 2016 will be returning to Boyton Cross near Chelmsford. The 120 acre site at Boyton Cross, which is an area equivalent to 13,000 standard matchboxes placed side by side, and is only 40 miles from London. The site includes a 8 acre lake and the remainder is planted grasslands.

The site itself is a mile long and half a mile wide. 105 hours of sunshine has been promised by the weather people.
2,000 volunteer staff members and 1,000 adults supporting their own troops are here to make EIJ a spectacular camp for participants. The Jamboree budget exceeds £1.3M and will be the largest joint Scouting and Guiding event in Europe. With it’s EIJ 2016 population of around 10,000, Boyton Cross now features in the top 25 most populated settlements in Essex, just above Tiptree.

The Activities
Participants are representing over 30 countries and 50 Scout and/or Guide National Organisations from across the globe. There are eleven subcamps, with nearly 1,000 participants in each one. Once every tent is pitched, the Jamboree will consist off 87 marquees and 14,500 square metres of canvas.

Each participant has 57 hours of activities! That’s 342,000 hours across the whole site, with 30 Programe zones to explore. By day, there are 10 zones, where participants can start your own business, go above and below ground and test their targeting skills. In the early evening neighbouring subcamps will team up and explore five zones together, discovering food from around the world, and enjoying all the fun of the fair. As evening comes, participants can explore the Jamboree for themselves. For two nights EIJ 2016 will host a campfire, live stage performances and the chance to make and do in our craft barn. There are also a variety of Anytime activities

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