ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN ADVENTURE IN 2020?
Leicestershire Scouts are recruiting four leaders to form a unit to attend the next
European Scout Jamboree.
This is an exciting opportunity to take part in an international experience
with full support before, during and after the event.
You don’t have to be in any specific section to be part of the leadership team,
you just need to have a sense of adventure and great team building and leadership skills.
A European Jamboree gathers young people from all over Europe to celebrate Scout and Guide values, strengthen our international community and provide young people with the opportunity to meet and learn from each other.
In 2005, the UK hosted the last European Scout Jamboree, EuroJam, at Hylands Park. Fifteen years on and the European Jamboree is back for 2020, this time in Gdansk, Poland. The Jamboree will focus on building on the fantastic programme developed as part of their World Scout Jamboree bid.
The Scouts and Guides of Poland have invited you to join them, along with a group of Leicestershire Scouts, for 11 days of activities, combining the chance to develop new skills, make new friends 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.
You can find out more information on this fantastic event visit: www.ej2020.org
The UK Scout Association has allocated our County a full unit consisting of four leaders and 36 young people. What’s even more exciting is the UKSA has decided to take a less centralised role in planning and let the unit leaders plan the event with their young people!
OK, I’M INTERESTED BUT WHAT WILL THE UNIT LEADERS DO?
This is a really exiting role. As a team, you can do this role alongside your day to day scouting role. With almost two years to plan, your role will be to support the selection of young people, work with the young people to agree a programme for the unit, prepare the participants for the camp experience, complete necessary training, assist with fundraising, manage the communications and finances.
SHOULD I WAIT FOR SOMEONE TO NOMINATE ME?
No, this is simply a case of if you are interested come and talk to us, no commitment, no risk and we can even pay your expenses to attend the meeting.
I DON’T KNOW IF I’M THE RIGHT PERSON?
First and foremost, this is a really great opportunity to do something unique. We don’t know how many years it will be until the next one so don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Whether you’re fully trained leader, working towards your wood-badge, network member, a young leader or even an Explorer Scout who will be 18 by the time of the camp, get involved and get in touch to find out more.
Even if you are a leader in the Junior Sections, this still could be right for you, in fact two of the Leaders selected to Lead the Leicestershire Contingent to the World Scout Jamboree in 2019 are Cub Leaders.
OKAY SO WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
Act fast! Starting with the line, “I’m up for the Adventure………”
Send a pen portrait telling us about you and why you are up for an adventure. Make it about 1000 words, include a recent (ish) photo, don’t forget to include your contact details and please include a character reference, preferably from your Scouting Line Manager or Leader.
Everyone will be offered a chance to discuss their application and even if this one isn’t right for you, we are working on several other international opportunities at the moment, including International Service Team to this Jamboree, so get in touch and let’s talk about it.
Once completed, send your application by email to;
Richard Coppock, Assistant County Commissioner Internationalinternational@leicestershirescouts.org.uk
To arrive midnight on the 12th August 2018.
If you have any questions, then get in touch using the contact details below;
M | 07889129735 E | firstname.lastname@example.org