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 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 sightseeing or being hosted by local Scouts. Below are lists of 2021 jamborees in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England (3), Iceland, The Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Sweden, and Trinidad, and 2022 jamborees in Denmark, England (4), Finland, and Scotland that are open to contingents from individual BSA troops and crews with links to the jamboree web sites. More jamborees will be announced soon. 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. To learn about those rules, link here.
2021 JAMBOREES OPEN TO CONTINGENTS FROM INDIVIDUAL BSA TROOPS AND CREWS
AUSTRALIA - OZ Venture 2021 - January 2021 (Our winter is sumjmer in Australia.) - For the web site, click here
BELGIUM - Jamborette:- July 19 to 29, 2021 - Ninove, Belgium - ages 14 to 18 - For the web site, 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 - July 10 to 17, 2021, Camp Nedooae, Elderbank, Nova Scotia - Separate programs for 11 to 15 year olds and 15 to 18 year olds - All meals will be catered so units do not have to pick-up and cook their own food. Patrols should consist of 5-8 youth and at least 2 Scouters, with a total of no more than 10 people - Cost per participant is Cdn $700 if registered by Oct. 15, 2020. At the July 2020 exchange rate, that is about U.S. $525. For the web site, click here
DENMARK - Vendelbo Jamboree - July 24 to 31, 2021 - Scouting Centre Mosbjerg in North Jutland - For the web site, click here
ENGLAND - Brumjamb - July 31 to August 7, 2021 - Blackwell Court, Birmingham - ages 10 ½ to 17.- For the web site, click here.
ENGLAND - Kent International Jamboree 2021 - July 31 to August 7, 2021 - For the web site, click here
ENGLAND - Wings 2021 -July 24 to 31, 2021 - Windsor Great Park, Berkshire - ages 10 through 17 - For the web site, click here.
ICELAND - icelandic National Jamboree - July 14 to 20, 2021 - ages 11 to 18 - Hamrar Scout Centre on the outskirts of Akureyri in northern Iceland - For the web site, click here. For age ranges and fees, click here At the July 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 web site, 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 web site, click here
NORWAY - Agenda 2021 Norwegian Scout Jamboree - July 3-10, 2021 - Indre Østfold and Askim, in the south-east of Norway., one hour drive from Oslo - The participation fee of 2900 Norwegian krone at the July 2020 exchange rate equals about U.S. $310. - For the web site, click here
SWEDEN - Swedish National Jamboree - July 31 to August 7, 2021 - Norra Åsum outside of Kristianstad in the southern parts of Sweden.- program for 12 to 14 year olds and 15 to 17 year olds - International contingents will be paired with Swedish host Scout groups. The participation fee of 2950 Swedish Krone at the July 2020 exchange rate equals about U.S. $321. .For the web site click here
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 web site, click here
2022 JAMBOREES OPEN TO CONTINGENTS FROM INDIVIDUAL BSA TROOPS AND CREWS
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 web site, click here.
ENGLAND - Chamboree 2022 - July 30 to August 6, 2022 - Cheshire Showground in Tabley - ages 10 to 17 - For the web site, click here.
ENGLAND - Poacher 2022 - July 30 to August 6, 2022 - Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln - ages 10-17 - For the web site, click here
ENGLAND - Red Rose 2022 - Westmorland Showground in England's Lake District - most of the information on the web site is from Red Rose 2018. For the web site, click here.
FINLAND - 8th International Finnjamboree - July 15 to 23, 2022 - Evo campsite in southern Finland - For the web site, 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 cancellled because of COVID-19. For the web site, click here.
CANADA - Pacific Jamboree - Camp Byng, British Columbia. To learn about the 2019 Pacific Jamboree and watch a jamboree video, 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 - open to Scouts and Venturers who will be 14 through 17 years old at the time of the jamboree.
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. The moot was postponed from 2021. The 2022 dates have not been set. 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 web site, 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 July 2020, the most recent revision is dated January 2019.