The 25th Australian Scouts Jamboree will be held in South Australia on 04-13 January 2019. Registration is now open and closes end of August 2018. There is a massive amount of planning for this major event every three years in Australia.
AJ is considered one of the greatest experiences during youth membership to Scouting and available to those that are Scout section age at the time of AJ2019. It is expected around 10,000 Scouts from Australia and some other nations will attend along with around 2,000 leaders. 2nd Gordon Scout troop will have a contingent attend so look out for and support the upcoming fundraising events in near future.
Refer to website links below for more detailed information. We will add more details to this page as we get closer to the launch.
1. When is the first parent’s information night?
The first parent’s Jamboree presentation night for 2nd Gordon members will be held on Friday 01 Dec 2017.
2. What are the actual days 2nd Gordon Scouts depart and return to Sydney?
All 9,000 Scouts arrive at Tailem Bend South Australia on Fri 04 Jan 2019 and depart on Sun 13 Jan 2019. Coach/bus pick up and drop off times are not yet available (usually from Bicentennial Park, West Pymble), however estimates place Sydney departure sometime on Thu 03 Jan 2019 and return to Sydney on Mon 14 Jan 2019.
3. What is the Shakedown Camp before AJ2019?
During the period between Nov-Dec 2018, there will be 1-2 nights away locally in Sydney for a “Shakedown Camp” with the troop members attending AJ2019, which is an essential practice camp prior to heading to South Australia. It provides a means to socialise and prepare for AJ2019.
4. Can families visit their Scout at AJ2019 South Australia?
Yes, families can make a short holiday or trip out of their visit to South Australia including one day at AJ2019; Super Saturday (visitors day) is 12 January 2019 which will need to be booked as we get closer which allows family members to visit and experience the Jamboree site, share time with their Scout/s and visiting Cubs usually get a fun pack.
5. What does it cost for Scouts to attend?
A total of $1,855 all inclusive including transport by coach. Payable in three instalments, $570 (16 Mar 2018 along with application; UPDATE: application close assuring clothing sizes and home troop allocation has been extended to 06 April 2018), $645 (31 July), and $640 (30 Sep). Initial payment can be made online. Cost structure is different for Venturers, Rovers, and adult leaders. NOTE WELL: Late applications after 01 June 2018 attracts a $250 late fee. All applications close 31 Aug 2018. More detailed information is available through the applications website.
For comprehensive information and more FAQs targeted at parents and Scouts, especially in preparation for AJ2019, use the Patrol Tent website link below: