District ‘First Steps’ Jamboree 2018


Cotswold Edge Scout District ‘First Steps’ Jamboree 2018



Where:    Woodhouse Park, Almondsbury

When:     1st-3rd June 2018

Who:       Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network and supported by their Leaders

Cost:       YP Campers          £35         YP Day Visitors    £25

Leaders/Adults free based on necessary ratios, otherwise additional adults £15

This the FIRST of the Cotswold Edge Scout District’s Jamborees, so we are using a theme of FIRST STEPS. The District has booked out the top fields of Woodhouse Park with a parking field, camping field, activity field and FOOD field. Yes there is central catering with provision for those with special dietary requirements which we need to know asap!


As with all big events the organisers need additional help to pull the event together and for over the weekend. Some of the activities will be run by the Woodhouse Park staff, others that we are buying in will need to be manned by our volunteers ie from the groups. Please could you ensure when booking you have sufficient (2+) adults to assist on the activities on the Sunday and with the security and parking teams for the weekend?

We also would like a donation of either a marquee, party tent or gazebo for the activity area on the Saturday which you could also use for your Group’s activities on the Sunday (we also need to know what you are planning to host?)

In summary:
Staff x 2+
Tent x 1
Group Activity for Sunday x 1+


  1. All attendees including leaders and additional adults must complete Health form (Groups to hold on to these while at camp) Health Form
  2. Please ensure your parents follow the instructions on the kit lists Kit List CamperKit List Day Visitor
  3. There are 4 permission forms on the one sheet. All young people over 10 years old must have parental permission to take parting in shooting. Groups to hold forms and give out to YP on Saturday morning, no signed form – no shooting activity  Shooting Permission Form
  4. So that we can allocate wristbands to all attendees it is essential that the Group/Section leader completes the Group Information for wristbands spreadsheet and emails it to cotswoldedgedistrictjamboree@gmail.com as soon as possible, no later than 26/05/18. (New additions to medical information can be added later if necessary)

 Programme: A draft programme will be emailed out to all leaders by 04/05/18.

Saturday all day – all of the WHP activities have been booked as well as inflatables and additional external visitors/activities. Plus evening entertainment.

Sunday am – Each group will provide at least one activity that covers all age ranges or one activity for each, it’s up to you! Please let us know what you are planning to run.


We want everyone to know everything as it happens and if you don’t hear anything ask!

We will be using this webpage with FAQs, the email address cotswoldedgedistrictjamboree@gmail.com, there is also a Facebook page and a Twitter account, just use the links at the top of the page.


We have a winning entry from 1st Wickwar chosen by the eight World Scout Jamboree attendees. Well done all those of you who submitted a design they were all great!

How do I book?

Bookings are still being taken please use the booking form below and send this and the full cost for the additional attendees with a cheque for your group’s deposit made payable to Cotswold Edge Scout District, addressed to:

Peter Carnegie, Oak Tree House, Underhill Road, Charfield, GL12 8TD

Note: Final figures and dietary requirements will be due by 31/04/18

Here are the forms you need:

District Jamboree Flyer

District Jamboree – Booking Form


Tatlent show infomation

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