AJ2016 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW! What is Jamboree? • Biggest Scouting gathering in Australia. • Held every 3 years. • 12,000 Scouts from all over Australia get together for 2 weeks of fun. • The last one was held in Maryborough, QLD, in 2013. Where Will It Be Held? • Cataract Dam Scout park, NSW. • 85km south of Sydney (by car). • A Scout owned park located on 300 acres of bushland. When Will It Be Held? Australian Jamboree 2016 will: • • Start on Sunday, 3rd January 2016 • Finish on Wednesday, 13th January, 2016 Note: These dates exclude time required to move in and out. Key Dates • Saturday, January 2nd 2016: • • Sunday January 3rd 2016: • • Victorian Contingent Departs for AJ2016 Opening Ceremony Saturday, January 9th 2016: • Market / Future Scout / Visitors Day Key Dates (cont…) • Wednesday, January 13th 2016: • • Closing Ceremony Thursday, January 14th 2016: • Victorian Contingent Return Home How Do We Get There? • We will travel to AJ2016 by chartered bus. • Various pickup locations through out VIC (to be determined). Who Can Go? • Must be a registered Scout and not yet had their 15th birthday as of 2nd January, 2016 • Scouts must have their Pioneer badge by 1st December, 2015 • Scouts must have done at least 10 nights camping under canvas and 4 of these nights must be consecutive. Can Venturers Go? • Yes, but must be b/w 16 and 18. • Must have the Venturer Skills badge. • Must be a Venturer for a min of 6 months • Will assist in running activities…..will not take part in Scout activities. How Much Will It Cost • An invoice is generated and sent to the email address listed on the application. • Can pay by Credit Card, Cheque, Direct Deposit. I Need Financial Assistance • Speak to your Group Leader in the first instance. • The N.E.A.R. Fund (The National Event Assistance Reserve) has a limited amount of money to assist severely disadvantaged scouts. What’s Included In The Cost? • All Transport • Activities (except Air Activities) • Food – Special diets catered for, fussy eaters are not! • Jamboree hat, scarf, theme shirt & badge • Jamboree award • Identity tag • Contingent Gear What If I Change My Mind? • You must advise the Victorian Contingent Leader in writing as soon as possible (email: [email protected]) Will I Get A Refund? Before 30th April 2015 - Amount paid will be fully refunded • After 30th April 2015 before 31st August 2015 Amount paid less $100 • After 31st August 2015 before 1st November 2015 - Amount paid less $250 • After 1st November 2015 - No refund at all except in the case of exceptional circumstances. • What Will Your Scout Be Doing? • Range of different activities: • Night Entertainment • On-site activities • Off-site activities Night Entertainment • Every night (except 1) there will be activities. • Opening and Closing Ceremonies • Gang Show (Theatre) • International Night • Comedy Night • Jamboree Idol • Dance Parties • Movies • Performers Offsite Activities • Water Activities at Botany Bay • Sydney City Tour - Patrols (groups of 5-6) will visit iconic locations in the Sydney CBD • Theme Park – Scouts will visit one of Sydney’s Theme Parks • Air Activities – Get to fly in a Cessna 172 • ** Air Activities available at an extra cost. Onsite Activities Adventurous Activities • Challenge Valley • Rock Climbing • High Ropes • Water Slides Onsite Activities (cont…) • Australiana Village • Justice For Scouts - Bring your Scout leaders to trial. • Leap into Riches – Pan for gold. • Brownsea – Take part in traditional Scout Craft and Bush Craft activities. • Circus – Run away to the Jamboree circus • Endurance Adventure – Navigate through the initiative course. • Skills – Try out a Trade. Can I Visit The Jamboree Site? • Yes, but pre-registration is required. • ** Details on pre-registration are not available yet. Parents, What Next? • • • • • Decide if your child wants to go to Jamboree. If they do, email T2 to let him know => [email protected] Register for Jamboree. Get together with your Group group and come up with a plan! Support your scout to get on activities and camps to complete their Pioneer badge. Scouts! What You Need To Do! • Decide if you want to go. • Get your Pioneer badge. How To Register • Register via the Victorian Contingent website. • https://www.vicscouts.asn.au/jamboree2016/ newParticipant.php • DO NOT register via the “AJ2016 website”. Registration Process • Fill in the details. You will get an email with a link to your application page and a PIN to enable you to log back in later. • Once you login you will need to: • Read through the “Eligibility, Cost & Payment Schedule” and accept. • Complete all the details on each tab in the application form. Registration Process (cont…) • Upload your photo. • Read through the terms and conditions and accept. • Select "Submit application" • Your Group Leader will get a message to log in to approve your application. How Many Registrations So Far? 7281 More Info • Just contact the 1st 14th Jamboree Coordinator – T2 (Tony Kurek) • Mob: 0422 656 811 • Email: [email protected] • VIC Contingent Jamboree FAQ’s • FAQ’shttps://www.vicscouts.com.au/jamboree/faqs /254 Keep Track Of Jamboree News • AJ2016 Website • http://www.aj2016.com.au/ • AJ2016 Facebook • https://www.facebook.com/ScoutsVictoria2016 • AJ2016 Twitter • https://twitter.com/aj2016comau Questions?