Greet the Chief ~ Come and greet the GRAND SCOUT MASTER, Reverend MICHAEL FOSTER who will be attending the Jamboree for two days during the week.
Camp Chief and host David Cooksley UK Chief Commissioner will personal welcome you to the Jamboree Celebration and be joining with yourselves for the great week of Worldwide Scouting Friendship and Fun.
The Jamboree camp site overlooks Poole Harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world, so open your tent flaps each morning to a view across the harbour to Brownsea Island the birthplace of Scouting. Wake up to the sound of Scouts from around the world laughing, cooking their breakfast, and getting ready for the day’s activities, and all within an area of outstanding natural beauty with a great variety of wild life for Scouts to study.
The Jamboree Camp Site is located very near to Corfe Castle, Corfe, Dorset. The spectacular ruins of a civil war castle standing in the very attractive village of Corfe, an interest place for a hike and visit. Close to the camp site in easy reach is the beautiful natural beach of Studland Bay and a little further the incredible coastal feature of ‘Old Harry’s Rock’ all within easy hiking distance of the Jamboree Camp Site.
There will be a hike and then ferry crossing to Brownsea Island for all Scouts to explore the birthplace of Scouting, too see the actual first Scout experimental camp site of 1907, visit the museum of Scouting, visit the Scout shop and purchase a replica of the first Scout badge issued by Lord Baden-Powell ~ a great and treasured momentum of your visit to Brownsea Island. This will be an experience for any Scout never to forget.
INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP :
Join in the Scouting activities, the international camp fires, kayaking, archery, great Scouting skills and challenges, both physical, mentally and spiritually ~ camping, pioneering, backwoodsmanship, orienteering hikes, international games and many more, BUT most important meeting other members of the OWS and making new and long lasting Scout friendships.
There will be a Jamboree Celebration badge and flag available of excellent design, designed by the Brizilian Scout Contingent (Neventon Figueiredo, Chief Officer Scout Group Germania) which we are very grateful for their help in preparing the badge design.
There will also be available an ORDER OF WORLD SCOUTS 100th.YEAR commemorative badge that may be worn on your Scout uniform during 2011.
In 2011 the UK will be buzzing with great events apart from the Jamboree, there will be the marriage of Prince William to Katherine Middleton (Prince William will one day be the future King of England). Preparation for the 2012 Olympics in the UK are well underway. There will be lots to experience in regard both these important events.
The Jamboree Camp Site is located near to Bournemouth Airport and also Southampton Airports, transport can be provided to the camp site from these airports depending upon numbers. Those wishing to spend a few days in London and therefore arriving at Heathrow Airport will need to arrange bus or train journeys also to Wareham where transport can be provided to the camp site again depending upon numbers attending. Transport cost should be far cheaper than originally estimated if Bournemouth or Southampton Airports are used.
Camping costs per person to include the camping fee, camp food provisions for the week, and including a visit to Brownsea Island and a commemorative Jamboree Celebration Badge is estimated at approximately £50/£60 Sterling Pounds depending upon the numbers attending. You will need to make and pay for your own travel arrangements to the UK and if arriving at London Heathrow Airport internal travel to Wareham, Dorset (the nearest train station to the camp site).
CHANGE THE WORLD FOR GOOD :
All too soon, the Jamboree celebration will come to an end, and everyone will be asking the same question ~ what next?
The story is the same, now you are back home you will want to be with everyone from the Jamboree again ~ living life to the full. You will miss the peace and harmony that was created at the Jamboree between everyone. My Scout Troop cycled from the UK to Holland to attend a small similar Jamboree to the proposed, because of the time it took cycling to the Jamboree we could only spend two days there, but the experience will never leave the 15 Boy and Girl Scouts and leaders that took part from our Scout Troop to that Jamboree.
Your world will be changed and be far richer by attending and you will go on to help change the world for good.
DEVELOPING OWS SCOUTING FOR SCOUTS AND LEADERS ALIKE :
A great deal of planning has so far gone into the Jamboree Celebration Camp and there is much more to be done, we do need to know the contingent numbers attending and any specific requirements you might have. No matter how small or large your Countries contingent might be, please ensure, in support of the Order of World Scouts and World Peace Scouting that your Country is represented at the Jamboree Celebration Camp. Everyone who has been to a Jamboree will say the same. What you remember most is the friends you make from around the world.
This is the OWS event you should be supporting and definitely not missing out on.