What if some of my Explorers cannot make the whole event?
That should not be a problem however we prefer if people committed for the whole event. However if individuals have genuine reasons for needing to arrive late or leave early we will do our best to accommodate it. Please just let us know in advance.
Do Explorers have to come with a unit?
The basic answer is Yes however if there are individual Explores who want to come but don’t have a leader to bring them, please let us know as we should be able to team them up with another Unit.
What supervision are Leaders expected to provide?
We want the event to be as chilled out and easy going as possible and we expect Explorers to look after themselves and behave appropriately.
County & Site staff will supervise activities and provide basic safety cover including First Aid. However we do expect unit leaders to ultimately be responsible for their own Explorers’ behaviour and welfare.
We will insist that at least one leader from each unit remains on site at all times or, if they do have to leave, that alternative cover arrangements are put in place.
Are meals available?
Units are, of course, welcome to self-cater.
There will however be a catering option provide by the Jamboree Units who will offer PRE-PURCHASED meals for Supper & Breakfast. An option to purchase Meal Tickets will be sent out nearer the event.
Burgers & Hot Dogs will be on sale for cash late on Saturday evening.
Should Explorers bring money?
There will be a Tuck Shop and a Burger stall – so yes a small amount is good idea.
What does a 24hour event actually mean?
Basically it means we won’t be enforcing a boring old bed time. Evening events will go on as late as there is demand (within reason) and people will be free to stay up as late as they want chilling out around one the campfires.
The only thing we will ask is that you keep the noise down late at night and we do reserve the right to call it a day if things are a bit too noisy.
When can I get access to the site for dropping off of kit?
The site will open at 10.30 on Saturday however if you need to access before this or on the Friday evening then this may be possible if you get in touch in advance
What are the arrangements for meals?
A two course dinner and a hot breakfast (including drinks & a vegetarian option) will be available by purchasing a meal ticket in advance. Details of how to purchase these will be released after the 1st October 2019.
What is the Café?
This will be a chill out area with free hot drinks and for the sale of snacks. It will be open from 12.00 on the Saturday right through but may close for a short period around meal times. Please note that between 14.00 & 16.00 on Saturday it will be Leaders only
Are there any things expressly for leaders going on?
On the Saturday afternoon the County Explorer team will host a “leaders lounge” in the café where leaders can a few hours relaxing, networking and enjoying cake and the free tea & coffee. On Sunday morning there will be some leaders focussed Bushcraft sessions and of course you are welcome to join in any of the activities. If you want to go off site to sample the countryside or other local facilities – no worries but please let us know so we can ensure there are arrangements are in place in the unlikely event your Explorers need you.