What is Jamboree22?

Jamboree22, our next national jamboree, is the gathering point for all swedish scouts and will be much like a scouting festival! And we invite all international scouts too join us. At a national jamboree the Guides and Scouts of Sweden join in with international participants and non-scouts to collectively improve ourselves, others and the world around us.

When we are at a jamboree we meet old friends and new, we create new memories which we carry with us for the rest of our lives, we are awake all night laughing in our tents, we eat ice cream in a café and we get experience adventures we never dreamt of before.

We want all this and much more to happen at Jamboree22. We dream of a camp where everyone feels at home while experiencing exciting new ascpects of what scouting can be. We welcome everyone to join in in scoutings wonderful community – those wh’ve been scouts before and those whose first scouting experience will be at Jamboree22.

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The dream of a sustainable world

As scouts we want to create a better world, and during Jamboree22 we dream of a better and more sustainable world. Sustainability for the world as well as to us who live in it. A sustainable world where thousand of kids and youth can make their dreams come true. The dream will present in every aspect of our camp from morning to evening, from food to activities.

By working towards the dream of a sustainable world we hope to achieve our goals:

Jamboree22 will be Swedens biggest event by and for young who wants to create a better world.

Jamboree22 will make it sustainable, attractive and simple to be active in scouting, now and in the future.

Jamboree22 will be the worlds first climate positive jamboree.

Quick info about Jamboree22

 

When

30 July – 6 August 2022

Where

Northern Awesome outside of Kristianstad in Southern Sweden

Who

Everyone is welcome but our activities are aimed for 10- 18 year olds

Participation fee

Participation fee is 2950 swedish krona for scouts and 2700 swedish krona for scoutleaders.

Registration

Opens in october and ends January 31st.

FAQ - Jamboree22

 Is Jamboree21 cancelled?  
No, Scouts do not cancel but we do adjust. The national jamboree will be moved to the summer of 2022. Jamborees are too important for our members, local groups and troops and for the development of our organisation to be cancelled. To participate in a big camp and meet scouts from all over Sweden or other countries is an experience we want all scouts to have at least once. A Jamboree is a part of the personal adventure and development for adult scouts and leaders as well. To postpone the camp is not an easy decision to make, but the wellbeing of our participants and the civil protection makes the decision necessary. The national board hopes and thinks the camp will be able to be held during 2022 and will follow the development of covid-19 closely.
Why is the jamboree postponed?  
The planning team together with the national board have followed the development of the pandemic closely during the year. The last months have not seen a decrease in cases in Sweden or Europe, but rather an increase in cases and affected areas. The reports from the Swedish government in September and October indicates a scenario where we must readjust our day to day life until at least the first half of 2021. It will likely involve strict recommendations and restrictions when it comes to gatherings in larger groups, how food is served and public transport even during parts of next year. Even with less strict recommendation the possibility to organise a jamboree with 10 000 scouts seems highly unlikely. With respect for the planning team and volunteers and to give local groups and international scouts time to plan a different summer we wanted to make this decision sooner rather than later.
What will the camp be named when it´s postponed? 
Jamboree22 of course! 
Will you still be able to use the camp site at Norra Åsum outside Kristianstad 2022? 
Scouterna and Kristianstads municipality have a long and stable cooperation, the municipality is informed and support our decision to move the camp to 2022. The campsite is available to us in 2022 and we have no intention to change location.
Will the previous information still be valid, except the year?  
In general, everything that´s been planned and communicated will stay the same, just a year later. It’s the same organisation, same location, same target groups and the same theme. In other words, it´s the same Jamboree. The delay will give us the opportunity to think everything through a second time, make the plans even better and set the bar even higher to create the most incredible jamboree experience! We will have to come back with the exact dates for the camp at a later time.
What if we still have a pandemic by 2022? 
Both the jamboree organisation and the board will work under the assumption that we will be able to have a camp during 2022. At the same time we will follow the development of the pandemic closely and make necessary readjustments. It´s still too early to speculate about the summer of 2022.
Why not wait longer with the decision? What if rules and restrictions are changed and we’ll be able to go through with Jamboree21?
Even with the most optimistic views on the outcome of the pandemic, vaccination, restrictions and rules we would end up with a timetable which makes it impossible to be able to apply and be approved the right permits to have a camp 2021. We want to create a camp where everyone feels safe and welcome to have a great adventure together.