2018 AND 2019 JAMBOREES IN OTHER COUNTRIES
2018 is midway between MIC 2016 and MIC 2020 and is not a BSA National Jamboree year or a World Jamboree year. That makes it a great year for MCC troop, crew, district, and field service council contingents to travel to other countries to do home stays and participate in jamborees. 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. Now, more than a year out, is the time that leaders should start planning and organizing this type trip for the summer of 2018. If 2019 would work out better for you, it is not too early to start thinking about a 2019 trip. Below is a list with links of 2018 jamborees in Australia, Austria, England (5 different jamborees), Honduras, Hungary, Ireland, and The Netherlands and a 2019 jamboree in The Netherlands. Every one of those countries except Austria and The Netherlands had a contingent at MIC 2016, so we have good contacts in these countries. The Michigan Crossroads Council International Scouting Committee would be glad to help you in your planning.
Link here for the Michigan Crossroads Council SUGGESTIONS FOR TRAVELING OVERSEAS WITH BOY SCOUTS AND VENTURERS.
If the name of a jamboree is in bold blue type, the Michigan Crossroads Council International Scouting Committee has already confirmed a Scouting contact in that country who will work with Michigan troops and crews to find local Scout groups they can pair with at the jamboree.
AUSTRALIA - Australian Venture - January 2 to 13, 2018 - "An Australian Venture is the major national youth event for the Venturer Scout section (14 - 17 years old) of Scouts Australia. You get to meet other Venturer Scouts from all over Australia and around the world. For 10 days you will visit different areas of Queensland, try out activities and challenges you may have never dreamed of doing, and make friends for life!" For the web site, click here For the Facebook page, click here. For a promotional video on Youtube, click here.
AUSTRIA - Home 2018 - August 8 to 15, 2018 - In the Upper Austrian lake and mountain district called Salzkammergut with subcamps for 13 to 16 year olds and 16 to 20 year olds For the web site, click here For the Facebook page, click here
ENGLAND - Chamboree - July 28 to August 4, 2018 - "Chamboree is an international Scout Camp for Scouts and Guides (age 10½ – 18 on first day of event) from all over the world. Situated in rural Cheshire, close to Manchester and Liverpool and less than 2 hours from London by train, it is perfectly located for your next adventure." For the web site, click here. For the Facebook page, click here For a Youtube video of the 2014 Chamboree, click here..
ENGLAND - Norjam - August 11 to 18, 2018 - "NORJAM is a week long camp which brings together Scouts & Guides from around the world every four years at the Norfolk Showground just outside Norwich, about 100 miles northeast of London.. For the web site, click here .
ENGLAND - Red Rose 2018 - August 11 to 18, 2018 - International camp held at the Westmorland Showground in Cumbria in England's Lake District. For the web site, click here For the Facebook page, click here.
ENGLAND - Walesby World Experience - July 26 to August 3, 2018, at Walesby Forest, a permanent activity centre for Scouts and Girl Guides in 250 acres of open country and woodland lying within the legendary Sherwood Forest and with the River Maun flowing through the site. For the web site, click here .
HONDURAS - XXVI Camporee Centroamericano - December 26 to 30, 2018. For the Facebook page, click here .
HUNGARY - Central European Jamboree - July 28 to August 4, 2018 - Scouting was reborn in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia after the collapse of Communism in 1989. The Scout associations of those four countries now join to hold a Central European Jamboree every two years, with the location rotating from Slovakia to the Czech Republic to Poland to Hungary and then starting over with Slovakia. The 2018 Central European Jamboree will be held at Lake Balaton in Hungary about two hours east of Budapest. For the Facebook page, click here
IRELAND - Jambo-Ri 2018 National Jamboree - July 25 to August 2, 2018, at Stradbally Hall in County Laois, about an hour and a half southwest of Dublin. There will be separate subcamps for 12 to 15 year olds (the Scout section ages in Ireland) and 15 to 17 year olds (the Venture Scout section ages in Ireland) For the web site, click here. For the Facebook page, click here.
JAPAN - 17th Nippon Jamboree - August, 2018, in Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture for 10 to 18 year olds. For the web site, currently only in Japanese, click here.
LITHUANIA - National Jamboree celebrating 100 years of Lithuanian Scouting - Summer, 2018 - details soon
THE NETHERLANDS - Roverway 2018 - July 23 to August 2, 2018 - "This will be a challenging international Rover and Ranger event for European guides and scouts between the ages of 16 to 22. This event is organized by the European Scout Region of the World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM) and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). 16 to 22 year olds, About 3,000 Rovers and Rangers will participate in the Roverway, coming from over twenty countries. The participants will be divided into international teams, with whom they will participate in the Path of their choice. These Paths are located throughout the Netherlands. After the Path, the participants travel to International Scout and Guide Centre Zeewolde where the central camp will take place for another few days." For the web site, click here . For a Roverway 2018 promotional video on Youtube, click here.
SCOTLAND – The Blair Atholl Jamborette is held every even numbered year on the grounds of Blair Atholl Castle in Scotland. It is organized as a patrol camp with adults camping in a different area than the Scouts they came with, which makes it different than almost every other international camp. Scottish patrols are paired with overseas patrols. The next Blair Atholl Jamborette will be July 17-27, 2018, with up to 5 days of home stays for international contingents after the jamborette.. Youth particiipants must be between 14 and 17 years of age on July 16, 2018. For the web site, click here .
TAIWAN - National Jamboree - Summer, 2018 - details soon
THE NETHERLANDS - July 28 to August 6, 2019 - The Haarlem Jamborette is held once every 4 years, in The Netherlands not far from Amsterdam. For the web site, click here . If you scroll down, you reach a place where you can enter your email address to receive their newsletter. Scroll further down and you reach a map showing the jamborette site relative to Amsterdam.