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AJ2016 (Jamboree)

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East Ryde Scouts will combine with 2nd/3rd Lindfield Scouts to form Troop D716 at the Australian Scout Jamboree, to be held at Cataract Scout Park NSW, from 2 to 14 January 2016.

Troop D716 consists of 11 Scouts and 3 leaders from East Ryde, and 23 Scouts and 2 leaders from 2nd/3rd Lindfield.

To view the promotional video for AJ2016, click on the following link: AJ2016 Video


This page contains hints and handy information for parents preparing their Scouts for Jamboree. Click on the links below for more information on the following:

1. Pre-Requisites

2. Our Jamboree Troop Badge

3. Recent Events

4. Important Dates

5. Packing for Jamboree

6. Updates While We Are At Jamboree 

7. Useful links



1. Pre-Requisites

Prior to attending Jamboree, all Scouts must have completed the following:

- have completed the Pioneer level in his/her badge work

- have camped 10 nights under canvas, with three of those being consecutive

Scouts who have completed all the pre-requisite activities so far are Meg, Jack, Hannah, Shauna, Sam and Amy.


2.Our Jamboree Troop Badge

Kathryn from 2nd/3rd Lindfield has come up with the winning design for our Jamboree Troop badge - check it out at the top of this page.


3. Recent Events

Jamboree Scouts Hike 30 August 2015

We held our first activity with 2nd/3rd Lindfield Scouts on Sunday 30 August 2015, with a bush walk and BBQ.  The combined Troop walked 13km from North Epping to Lindfield along the Lane Cove Valley/Great North Walk track.  We finished at Lindfield Scout Hall with a BBQ and parent information session. 

   Hike 1   Hike 2

 Hike 4  Jamboree Hike photo 1   Hike 3


4. Important Dates

September 2015

  1. Registrations open for Visitors Day/Future Scout Day. Details TBC.

October 2015

  1. 23-25 October 2015 - Shakedown camp: this will now be a two night camp, starting on Friday evening 23rd October till Sunday afternoon 25th October.  We will confirm details and send out the E1 Form shortly.

November 2015

  1. 22 November 2015 - Troop Camping Gear drop off: All of our camping gear has to go to Cataract on this day.  We will need some help from Scouts to load the trailers at the Scout Hall. Details will be provided closer to the date.

January 2016

  1. 2 January 2016 - Jamboree Drop Off: The drop-off point for Scouts going to Jamboree is Beaumont Road Public School, Killara (time TBC).
  2. 9 January 2016 - Jamboree visitor day: Come along and experience Jamboree for the day.  Visit your Scouts and see what they have been up to. Bring along younger siblings to experience Future Scouts Day. Don't forget to register or you won't be able to get in!
  3. 13 January 2016 - Jamboree closing ceremony
  4. 14 January 2016 - Scouts depart Cataract: Pick up at Beaumont Road Public School.


5. Packing for Jamboree

Here are some tips from Leaders with children who have previously attended Jamboree:

  1. Label everything!! Put the Troop number (D716) plus name or initials on all items. If you don't put the Troop number on an item and it gets lost away from our campsite there is very little chance it will find its way back to your Scout.
  2. Scouts should not take anything to Jamboree that you are worried about them losing or getting damaged.
  3. Pack at least two hats in case one gets lost (you will get a Jamboree bucket hat as part of the kit).
  4. Pack at least two pairs of shoes. One should be an old pair to be worn in Challenge Valley that will get covered in mud.
  5. Enclosed shoes must be worn at all times. The only exceptions are when sleeping or showering (thongs may be worn when having a shower).
  6. Pack one pair of clothes that can get trashed at Challenge Valley and make sure your Scout knows which clothes are ok to get trashed!
  7. Don't bring any electronic devices. There is nowhere to charge them and it would be disappointing for you if they got lost or damaged.
  8. Pack a stretcher bed or thick sleeping map. We will be on site for 10 nights, so it is important to have something comfortable to sleep on.
  9. All shirts must have a collar - tshirts are not allowed (Scouts not wearing a collared shirt will not be able to participate in activities).
  10. Pack a rashie for swimming - long sleeves is preferable.
  11. You don't need to pack a mess kit. We will be providing plates, bowls, cups and cutlery.
  12. Scouts should pack their own bags so they know what they are taking and where things are in their bag.


6. Updates While We Are At Jamboree

We will be updating a Facebook page during Jamboree, so parents can catch up on what their Scouts are up to.  Contact Mandy (Nova) to find out how to link up to the Facebook page.


7. Useful links

There is a lot of useful AJ2016 information on the NSW Scouts Patrol Tent website. Click here to view the website.

The NSW Contingent newsletters contain important information for parents and Scouts. Click on the links below to view the newsletters:

      Newsletter #1

      Newsletter #2