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AJ2016
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!
What is Jamboree?
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Biggest Scouting gathering in Australia.
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Held every 3 years.
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12,000 Scouts from all over Australia get
together for 2 weeks of fun.
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The last one was held in Maryborough, QLD,
in 2013.
Where Will It Be Held?
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Cataract Dam Scout park, NSW.
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85km south of Sydney (by car).
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A Scout owned park located on 300 acres of
bushland.
When Will It Be Held?
Australian Jamboree 2016 will:
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Start on Sunday, 3rd January 2016
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Finish on Wednesday, 13th January, 2016
Note: These dates exclude time required to
move in and out.
Key Dates
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Saturday, January 2nd 2016:
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Sunday January 3rd 2016:
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Victorian Contingent Departs for AJ2016
Opening Ceremony
Saturday, January 9th 2016:
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Market / Future Scout / Visitors Day
Key Dates (cont…)
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Wednesday, January 13th 2016:
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Closing Ceremony
Thursday, January 14th 2016:
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Victorian Contingent Return Home
How Do We Get There?
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We will travel to AJ2016 by chartered bus.
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Various pickup locations through out VIC (to be
determined).
Who Can Go?
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Must be a registered Scout and not yet had
their 15th birthday as of 2nd January, 2016
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Scouts must have their Pioneer badge by 1st
December, 2015
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Scouts must have done at least 10 nights
camping under canvas and 4 of these nights
must be consecutive.
Can Venturers Go?
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Yes, but must be b/w 16 and 18.
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Must have the Venturer Skills badge.
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Must be a Venturer for a min of 6 months
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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
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Speak to your Group Leader in the first
instance.
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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?
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All Transport
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Activities (except Air Activities)
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Food – Special diets catered for, fussy eaters
are not!
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Jamboree hat, scarf, theme shirt & badge
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Jamboree award
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Identity tag
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Contingent Gear
What If I Change My Mind?
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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.
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What Will Your Scout Be Doing?
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Range of different activities:
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Night Entertainment
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On-site activities
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Off-site activities
Night Entertainment
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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
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Water Activities at Botany Bay
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Sydney City Tour - Patrols (groups of 5-6) will
visit iconic locations in the Sydney CBD
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Theme Park – Scouts will visit one of Sydney’s
Theme Parks
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Air Activities – Get to fly in a Cessna 172
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** Air Activities available at an extra cost.
Onsite Activities
Adventurous Activities
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Challenge Valley
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Rock Climbing
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High Ropes
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Water Slides
Onsite Activities (cont…)
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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?
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Yes, but pre-registration is required.
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** Details on pre-registration are not
available yet.
Parents, What Next?
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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!
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Decide if you want to go.
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Get your Pioneer badge.
How To Register
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Register via the Victorian Contingent website.
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https://www.vicscouts.asn.au/jamboree2016/
newParticipant.php
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DO NOT register via the “AJ2016 website”.
Registration Process
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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.
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Once you login you will need to:
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Read through the “Eligibility, Cost & Payment
Schedule” and accept.
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Complete all the details on each tab in the
application form.
Registration Process (cont…)
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Upload your photo.
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Read through the terms and conditions and
accept.
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Select "Submit application"
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Your Group Leader will get a message to log
in to approve your application.
How Many Registrations So Far?
7281
More Info
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Just contact the 1st 14th Jamboree Coordinator – T2
(Tony Kurek)
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Mob: 0422 656 811
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Email: [email protected]
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VIC Contingent Jamboree FAQ’s
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FAQ’shttps://www.vicscouts.com.au/jamboree/faqs
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Keep Track Of Jamboree News
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AJ2016 Website
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http://www.aj2016.com.au/
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AJ2016 Facebook
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https://www.facebook.com/ScoutsVictoria2016
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AJ2016 Twitter
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https://twitter.com/aj2016comau
Questions?

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