European Jamboree 2020

Date: 26th Jul - 26th Jul Location:

After a gap of nearly 15 years, since the UK hosted the last European Jamboree in 2005, the next European Scout Jamboree will take place in Poland in July/August 2020. Building on the fantastic programme developed as part of their World Scout Jamboree bids the Scouts and Guides of Poland invite you to join them for 11 days of activities, combining the chance to develop new skills, make new friends from across Europe (12 – 15,000 people are expected to attend) and experience Poland’s beautiful countryside. Based on its own island close to the city of Gdansk, the purpose built site is within walking distance of beautiful sandy beaches, pine forests and a short bus ride from the bustling city.

Event dates
Participants/Leaders: 26 July 2020 (arrival) to 6 August 2020*

IST: 24 July 2020 (arrival) to 7 August 2020*

*We anticipate that the Surrey Unit will opt to add on a little extra time before and/or after the Jamboree, so the whole experience will be longer than these dates. IST may choose to do this too!

Age requirements
Participants must be born between 26 July 2002 and 31 December 2006

Leaders must be at least 18 years old on application

IST must be at least 18 years old on the first day of the Jamboree

More information can be found on the European Jamboree website at, although currently this is mainly aimed at national contingent organisers.

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