MICHIGAN CROSSROADS COUNCIL BSA

YOUR TROOP OR CREW CAN PARTICIPATE IN A JAMBOREE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY

The jamboree fee for a jamboree in another country is low enough that, even adding airfare, the total cost per person of an overseas trip is similar to the cost of participating in the BSA National Jamboree or a Philmont trip.  You can often arrange to pair with a Scout group from the host country that is participating in the jamboree, share a campsite with them, and borrow group equipment such as tents, stoves, and cooking equipment from them.  Many of these jamborees have age ranges for youth participants similar to BSA National Jamborees and are a week to a week and a half long, which allows you to include time on your trip for sightseeing.  Below are lists of 2021 jamborees in Belgium, Denmark, England (2), Iceland, The Netherlands, Northern Ireland, and Trinidad, 2022 jamborees in Australia, Denmark, England (6), Finland, Scotland, Sweden, ansd Switzerland, and 2023 jamborees in Canada and The Netherlands that are open to contingents from individual BSA troops and crews with links to the jamboree web sites.   IMPORTANT - The age ranges shown below are from the jamboree websites.  BSA participants must also meet the minimum age requirements in the Camping section of the BSA Guide to Safe Scouting.  For this list as a pdf file, link here.  This list is updated regularly.  The Michigan Crossroads Council International Scouting Committee would be glad to help you in your planning.  

Link here for the October 2, 2019 updated version of Michigan Crossroads Council SUGGESTIONS FOR TRAVELING OVERSEAS WITH SCOUTS AND VENTURERS.  There are special rules for travel to Canada that reduce the cost compared to travel to other countries.  Link here for the September 18, 2020, update of TAKING MICHIGAN CROSSROADS COUNCIL TROOPS AND CREWS TO CANADA.

2021 JAMBOREES OPEN TO CONTINGENTS FROM INDIVIDUAL BSA TROOPS AND CREWS

BELGIUM - Jamborette:- July 19 to 29, 2021 - Ninove, Belgium - ages 14 to 18 - For the website, click here   The higher your cost to travel to Belgium, the lower the camp fee.  "The following is included in the camp fee: Stay of 10 days on the camp site and with host families before and after the camp for a period agreed in advance the use of all materials like tents, cooking utensils, etc." 

CANADA - Atlantic Jamboree that was scheduled for July 10 to 17, 2021, at Camp Nedooae, Elderbank, Nova Scotia, has been cancelled.

DENMARK - Vendelbo Jamboree - July 24 to 31, 2021 - Scouting Centre Mosbjerg in North Jutland - For the website, click here 

ENGLAND - Brumjamb - July 31 to August 7, 2021 - Blackwell Court, Birmingham - ages 10 ½ to 17.- For the website, click here

ENGLAND - Wings 2021 -July 24 to 31, 2021 - Windsor Great Park, Berkshire - ages 10 through 17 - For the website, click here.

ICELAND - icelandic National Jamboree - July 14 to 20, 2021 - ages 11 to 18 - Úlfljótsvatn Scout Centre - For the website, click here.  For age ranges and fees, click here  At the October 2020 exchange rate, the participant fee of 55,000 Icelandic krona equals about U.S. $400.

THE NETHERLANDS - NICES 2021 (Nederweert International Camp for European Scouts) - August 2 to 12, 2021 - Nederweert in the south of the Netherlands near the Belgian and German borders - ages 14-21 - For the website, click here.

NORTHERN IRELAND - NIjam 2021 - July 31 to August 7, 2021 - NI Scout Center Crawfordsburn - Northern Ireland partner Scout groups provides the gear for international contingents - For the website, click here

NORWAY - Agenda 2021 Norwegian Scout Jamboree that was scheduled for July 3-10, 2021, at Indre Østfold and Askim, in the south-east of Norway has been cancelled.

SWEDEN - Swedish National Jamboree that was scheduled for July 31 to August 7, 2021, at Norra Åsum outside of Kristianstad in the southern parts of Sweden.has been postponed to 2022.  Information on the 2022 Swedish National Jamboree is in the list of 2022 JAMBOREES below.

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO - Carijam Caribbean Jamboree - originaly scheduled for July 12 to 20, 2020 - There is not yet information on the 2021 dates - Maracas Valley, Trinidad - ages 12 to 18 - The BSA plan for 2020 was that a patrol of 8 Scouts and 2 leaders from a BSA troop or district could register for this jamboree through International Department BSA at a total cost of $3,000 which works out to $300 per person.  That fee would have paid for the jamboree fee including all the activities, food, the use of tents, stoves, and other group camping equipment, plus BSA insurance and contingent support.  As of March 2020, American Airlines and United Airlines offered a number of one stop flights between Detroit Metro Airport and Port-of-Spain, Trinidad with an airfare between $489 and $539 roundtrip.  The total cost per person of participating in a jamboree in another country would be under $1,000.  To check and see if information has been updated for 2021, for BSA contingent information, click here  For the Carijam website, click here

2022 JAMBOREES OPEN TO CONTINGENTS FROM INDIVIDUAL BSA TROOPS AND CREWS

AUSTRALIA - 26th Australian Jamboree - January 3 to 13, 2022 - Elmore Events Center, Victoria, Australia - Contingents can be composed of 11 to 14 year olds or 15 to 17 year olds.  For the website, click here. For International Eligibility, click here.

DENMARK - Jamboree Denmark - July, 23 to 31, 2022 - Naturpark Hedeland, Denmark - They expect 40,000 participants.  This event is held once every 5 years and sponsored by all 5 Danish Scout Associations that are members of WOSM.  For the website, click here. 

ENGLAND - Chamboree 2022 - July 30 to August 6, 2022 - Cheshire Showground in Tabley - ages 10 to 17 - For the website, click here.

ENGLAND - Durham 2022 - postponed from 2020 - 2022 dates have not been announced - Wolsingham Show Ground in the Wear valley.- ages 10 to 18 - For the website, click here.  

ENGLAND - Kent International Jamboree 2022 - July 30 to August 6, 2022 - Kent Showground, Maidstone - ages 10-17 - For the website, click here

ENGLAND - Poacher 2022 - July 30 to August 6, 2022 - Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln - ages 10-17 - For the website, click here

 ENGLAND - Red Rose 2022 - August 6 to 13, 2022 - Westmorland Showground in England's Lake District - ages 10-17 - For the website, click here.

ENGLAND - West Sussex International Jamboree - August 6 to 13, 2022 - South of England Showground, 15 minutes from London's Gatwick Airport - ages 10-17 - For the website, click here

FINLAND - 8th International Finnjamboree - July 15 to 23, 2022Evo campsite in southern Finland - ages 12-17 -  For the website, click here

SCOTLAND - Blair Atholl Jamborette - The Blair Atholl Jamborette has been held on the grounds of Blair Atholl Castle every even numbered year since 1946 except 2020 when it was replaced by a virtual Blair Everywhere because of COVID-19.  As of October 26, 2020, the website still shows Blair Everywhere information.  For the website, click here. 

SWEDEN - Swedish National Jamboree that.was scheduled for July 31 to August 7, 2021, at Norra Åsum outside of Kristianstad in the southern parts of Sweden.has been postponed to 2022.  There are programs for 12 to 14 year olds and 15 to 17 year olds.  International contingents will be paired with Swedish host Scout groups. As of October 26, 2020, their website shows the plans for 2021.  For the website click here

SWITZERLAND - MOVA Swiss National Jamboree - July 23 to August 6, 2022 - Goms Region in south central Switzerland near the Italian border - 1 to 3 patrols of 6 Scouts and 1 leader will be paired with a Swiss group of the same size - The jamboree fee for international Scouts and leaders is 500 Swiss Francs which in October 2020 is about U.S. $550.  For the website, click here and scroll down.  For the Bulletin for international participants, click here.

2023 JAMBOREES

CANADA - Pacific Jamboree - Camp Byng, British Columbia.  To learn about the 2019 Pacific Jamboree and watch a jamboree video, click here

THE NETHERLANDS - Haarlem Jamborette - August 5 to 16, 2023 - Spaarnwoude Recreational Area, a nature reserve located between Amsterdam, Haarlem and Velsen.- ages 10 through 17 - For the website, click here 

 UPCOMING JAMBOREES IN OTHER COUNTRIES THAT HAVE NATIONAL BSA CONTINGENTS

To learn about being part of a National BSA contingent to a jamboree in another country, go to https://www.scouting.org/international/bsa-contingent/ and read the section "Upcoming International and Regional Events With BSA Contingents."  There are upcoming BSA contingents to::

The 2021 Eurojam European Jamboree - Gdansk, Poland - August 2 to 13, 2021 - has been cancelled

The 2022 World Scout Moot.- Ireland - open to young adults who will be 18 through 25 years old at the time of the Moot. The 16th World Scout Moot will take place in Ireland from July 18 to 28, 2022. .The entry point to the Moot will be Dublin City.  International Patrols will then explore the many wonders of Ireland on a collection of exciting and interesting trails in local countryside. The Patrols will then return to Dublin for the base camp feature of the Moot before returning home."

A POSSIBILITY FOR AN INTERNATIONAL WILDERNESS ADVENTURE 

CANADA - Haliburton Scout Reserve in northern Ontario where the campsites are only accessible by boat..  For the website, click here

WORLD ORGANIZATION OF THE SCOUT MOVEMENT INTERNATIONAL EVENTS LIST

Link here for the latest revision of the World Organization of the Scout Movement International Events List  As of October 2020, the most recent revision is dated January 2019.