Essex International Scout and Guide Jamboree

Essex International Scout and Guide Jamboree

EIJ has been run since 1927 and put simply has become, an enormous camp for Scouts and Guides from around the world; it lasts one week, but takes years to plan.

Essex International Scout and Guide Jamboree

It’s a famous event in the Scout and Girlguiding world and is renowned for being one of the best jamborees.

The event is held in a huge field every four years near Chelmsford, Essex.

This 120-acre green field is transformed by volunteers into a fully operational tented village.

By this we mean it has all the facilities you’d expect – water, showers, toilets, electrics, communications, food distribution, health and welfare services and even a beach!

It is open to Scouts and Guides from all over the world to camp together for a week of fun, discovery and adventure, embracing the spirit of Girlguiding and Scouting.

We have a varied and exciting selection of activities including a range of adventurous, creative and cultural activities following the Scout and Guide programme, as well as opportunities to meet new friends from around the world.

In the evening, the Jamboree becomes even more vibrant with lots of different entertainment venues and activities.

Essex International Jamboree has proven to be an unforgettable experience, providing skills for life, building new friendships, and memories to last a lifetime.

The Jamboree is a collaboration between Essex Scouts and Essex Guides.

Find Out More

Follow this link to EIJ dedicated website:

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