The European Jamboree 1994
David D. Miller +49 6221 594535 (DDM@DHDIBM1.BITNET)
Tue, 1 Jun 1993 09:07:54 -0600
The first European Jamboree will be held from 1 to 11 August 1994 in
Dronten, Flevoland, the Netherlands.
The Jamboree is open to patrols of scouts and guides from 11 to 16 years
old, from the whole of Europe. There are expected to be around 10,000
scouts and guides taking part. The deadline for applications is 1
During the camp small groups will be combined to form troops of about
forty persons. There will be one staff member (minimum age 18) for
every five scouts/guides.
The official languages during the European Jamboree will be English,
French and Dutch. The cost of participation is Dfl.575 per person.
This amount includes food, accommodation and programme, but NOT
transport to and from the Jamboree.
In 1995, the 18th World Jamboree will be held on the same site.
This will be quite a different event from the European Jamboree: the
World Jamboree will have a totally different program and is intended
for a different age group.
Further information on the European Jamboree can be obtained from:
NL-3830 AE LEUSDEN
Telephone +31 33 96 09 11
Telefax +31 33 95 18 18
or from your own International Commissioner.
(The Dutch "Scouting Magazine" says that there should also be Americans
taking part, but I can't say if that will be Americans from
Transatlantic Council, or Americans flying across from the States.
TAC used to have a policy of not letting any Scouts attend international
events unless they also attended a TAC summer camp first. With the loss
of Camp Bayern after this season, there may not be enough places at
TAC camps in any case ...)
(Although the European Jamboree and the 18th World Jamboree are two
quite distinct events, the link between them is obvious. The organisers
are actually looking for staffers who can work both events, and the
infrastructure for the larger World Jamboree can be built up in stages.)
David D. Miller
Scouting in Europe - A Unique Experience
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City