Welcome to the very first edition of the Jamboree2008 newsletter.
The Staff of Jamboree 2008 would like to give a big warm welcome to all our readers. Those of you who check out the website may have noticed the “Name the Jamboree Newsletter” feature—and as you can see we have no name for this edition.
We are opening up the naming of the Newsletter to all our readers and we will pick the name from all the entries for our next issue. This news‐ letter is for all attending and even for those who won’t be attending…
Jamboree 2008 Moves into Top Gear!
In this issue G roup Numbers Payment Dates! Lights, Camera, Jamb08! Stars in the Making! Attention Young Corre‐ spondents Jamboree Manager Sub Camp Chiefs Ap‐ pointed
Now with the World Jamboree well
Angelina Jolie. This made the cover of
out of the way, our own Jamboree
most daily papers. We have given Sean a
moves into “Top Gear”. Things are
Jamboree Logo sign and have assigned
starting to rev up nicely as you will
him the task of getting his picture taken
see from this newsletter. Who better to launch our Jamboree into the fast lane than “Top Gear” Star himself; Richard Hammond...
Recently Sean Stevens of the 132nd Dub‐ lin Bayside Group got chatting to Richard Hammond from the BBC Show “Top Gear” and told him about our upcoming Jamboree. Richard wished everyone in‐ volved with the Jamboree great success.
with as many celebrities as possible be‐
We will feature more of Sean’s conquests
as we get them. We also want to open
this up to anyone who wants to send us
Welcome from the Camp Chief Friendships will never end Register with the Website Important Team Meeting Dates Profile of Paul Carey our Jamboree Manager
fore the Jamboree.
pictures of themselves with a celebrity ‐ the only requirement is that the mini‐ mum uniform to be worn is a Knecker‐ chief. Send all entries to: Media@jamboree2008.ie
He was very interested in all the adven‐ turous activities that are planned for the event. Richard himself was former Scout in the UK and he puts down some of his now legendary have‐a‐go attitude to hav‐ ing been a Scout.
Merry Christmas From the Jamboree 2008 Team
Sean Stevens is one of our Scouters syn‐ onymous with getting his picture taken with celebrities. One of his greatest stunts was to plant a kiss on the cheek of
100 years of Irish Scouting in 2008
Countdown to the opening ceremony... Welcome all to our first edition of our Jamboree 2008 newsletter. I hope this will help spread the word and let you know of the many things, far too numerous to put in writing, about the goings on within the production of the Jamboree. Since the epic journey began last January, many teams have been formed to head up the various tasks that are needed to host and run a Jamboree of this scale. The skills and energy of so many are a credit to the human race and I hope that they all feel appreciated and vital. Jamboree 2008 is a bit like a 10,000 piece Jig Saw, creating a memorable picture that when dis‐ played will raise the hairs on the back of your neck. We will not, however, be doing things by half; our jig saw is three dimensional with no one piece the same as the other and every piece potentially double sided! The challenge is welcomed and the spirit out there about the Jamboree is palpable. I would welcome any comments, views, thoughts and of course your help in giving our young members and Leaders alike, a Scouting experience that will never be forgotten. Come hell or high water, Jamboree 2008 will not go unnoticed and neither will all your efforts! Yours in Scouting, Christy McCann Camp Chief ‘Its going to be great’ This is the logo that will be used on a wide range of souvenir items to be made available from the OAS/Scout Shop starting in the New Year. A version of the Jamboree logo for the Jamboree neckerchief and par‐ ticipant badges will be launched in January on the website.
Group Numbers! All groups who registered on the online application are now in the process of sending in their deposits. Currently the ad‐ ministration team are going through these lists. We where totally surprised at the amount of groups that have registered for the stand by list. We are en‐ deavouring to get as many as
When expressing an Payment Dates! interest isn’t an ap‐ The following are the key dates plication! for payments by groups so that Some confusion has arisen
you can plan in advance to have your money collected before this
amongst some Groups that
time. Also some groups will be
thought they had registered with
fundraising for this so you can
You will be informed by the
the Jamboree when they filled in
organise your fundraising around
Admin team on this as the proc‐
Provincial Expression of Interest
ess continues. At the end of Oc‐
Forms during the Summer of
tober a letter was sent to each
2007. The application process to
applying Scout Group confirm‐
the Jamboree only
Group Payment Stages are:
possible on to the Jamboree.
ing their numbers and request‐ ing a booking deposit. The Jam‐ boree booking deposit is €50 per head and the deadline for receipt of deposits was Friday 30th November. Groups were able to go on‐line to the Jambo‐ ree Website and update their numbers and details from the 16th November 2007. As it turns out we could have filled the jamboree twice over with the numbers that applied. It goes to show the interest that’s in Jam‐ boree 2008!
opened on the 31 August 2007, so many thought they had already booked when they returned their
these dates. If you had any suc‐ cessful fundraisers or ideas let us know and we can put them in the
Deposit ‐ November 2007 2nd Payment ‐ February 2008 Final Payment ‐ June 2008
Expression of Interest Forms.
Staff payments are just the first 2
Jamboree 2008 Camp Chief,
Christy McCann has issued a statement to the Scouting Ireland
We Got It!
Provincial Commissioners giving
preference to the Groups who did Many thanks to all the Groups and Staff Members who have return Expression of Interest Forms but didn’t formally apply to made their deposit payment to the Jamboree. Receipts for your be part of the Jamboree. payments will be downloadable from the Members Area of the Jamboree Website shortly. We will notify you by e‐mail when the receipt is ready to download.
For the Love of Staff!
Back to Business!
Many Thanks to the hundreds of Staff
who have applied to be part of the
rate Sponsorship Team distributed
Jamboree. To date there has been
Jamboree 2008 DVD’s to the Top 500
two Jamboree Quarterly meetings for
Companies in Ireland. Working closely
all Staff that have taken place at the
with the Procurement Team, the inten‐
Jamboree site in Punchestown. At the
tion is to enlist the help of Corporate
beginning of November 2007, the Ad‐
Ireland in sponsoring the Jamboree or
ministration Department released the
procuring Products or Services free of
list of unassigned Staff to the various
charge for use at the Jamboree. To
Friendships will never End!
Jamboree Departments to allow them
date, the Jamboree has enlisted the
to assign specific Staff members to
help of AES, The Outdoor Adventure
specific tasks. If, to date, you haven’t
Store, Kairos Productions,
been contacted by anyone assigning
Punchestown National Event Centre,
you to a role, then don’t panic, this
PH Sound Systems, ESB, Ordnance Sur‐
process is underway.
vey Ireland, Bórd na Mona and of
course Scouting Ireland!
To date Jamboree 2008 has in‐
Lights, Camera, Jamb08!
Stars in the Making!
ducted Tom Jordan from Fair
City, Duncan Stewart
Over the week leading up to Easter
(Environmentalist and Presenter
The Jamboree Corporate Sponsorship
2007, the mammoth task of filming the
of Our House), Jim Mansfield
Team Leader, Les Duffy, launched the
Jamboree DVD was undertaken. The
(Weston Aerodrome), Gerry Nel‐
Jamboree 2008 DVD in Punchestown
DVD was shot on location in Dalkey,
son (Director, Jamboree 2008
on the 30th September 2007. The Di‐
Punchestown, Leixlip, Donaghmede &
DVD) and Michael Melvin (Kairos
rector of the Jamboree DVD, Gerry
Powerscourt. The Jamboree Produc‐
Productions) as Friends of the
Nelson, was on hand to oversee the
tion Team would like to acknowledge
launch and paid tribute to the fantas‐
and thank the Scout Groups from
Watch this space as more
tic work being done by Scouting and in
Donabate, Rathgar, Malahide,
Friends of the Jamboree are
particular for the Jamboree. The
Donaghmede, Howth, Mafikeng and
inducted and announced.
Camp Chief and Jamboree 2008 DVD
Dollymount who took part in the pro‐
Producer, Christy McCann, thanked
duction and are now the Stars of the
Gerry and Kairos Productions for their
fantastic work and sponsorship of the Jamboree. The Chief Scout, Martin Burbridge, made a presentation on behalf of the Jamboree to Gerry and Kairos making them official ‘Friends of the Jamboree’.
In October 2007, the Jamboree Corpo‐
At the Start of the development of the Jamboree, the Camp Chief, Christy McCann and Scouting Ireland Chief Scout, Martin Burbridge, launched the Friends of the Jamboree scheme.
We asked Paul a few questions to try and get inside the head of the man who is in charge of making sure next years Jamboree runs smooth. Some of the answers he
Jamboree Manager... Introducing our Jamboree Manager, Paul Carey, who has recently been appointed. He comes with huge experience in many aspects of Volunteer Project work that will be of great support to all involved in organising the Jamboree. Paul will be based in the Jamboree Office in Larch Hill and can be con‐ tacted on 01 4956300 or by e‐mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Name, Address, family members and job title? Paul Carey Artane, Dublin Family of 6 Jamboree Manager Marital status and place in original family? Forever Single Second born, 1 older sister and 2 younger brothers Work/Career History? Before working for the Jamboree I was a Training and Development Specialist for Arvato Finance Services, prior to that I worked on a number of projects in Tanzania, East Africa, jobs included Volunteer Coordinator and Project Manager. What you like most about your job? It’s busy and only going to get busier, it keeps me out of trouble, the Jam‐ boree is going to be great. Any Funny stories? (Work related if any) I don’t want to embarrass anyone...
What are your Interests/hobbies/ pastimes? I really enjoy drinking foreign beers, a group of friend and I meet up every now and again and pick a country or conti‐ nent and source beers from far off places. I have great interest wildlife and like spending as much time outdoors, the love of wildlife came from studying wil‐ derness skills at a Wildlife Management college in Tanzania. What are your pet hates (if any)? Traffic jams, I love driving, but hate be‐ ing stationary How would you describe yourself? Easy going… Your favourite Food? Roasted goat with chili sauce, although I live mainly on Soup and Sandwiches Musical tastes? Mixed – Big fan of Patsy Cline
Favourite Actor/Actress/Film? Denzel Washington & Sandra Bullock Too many good movies...I really didn’t like The Lion The Witch and The Ward‐ robe. Greatest memory? Reuniting two orphaned children, after years of being apart... Favourite holiday destination? Me and few friends, 4*4 and the African bush. Greatest fear ( if any)? Poverty Is there anything you think needs to be addressed by Scouting Ireland I’m only here a wet week, ask me again after the Jamboree... How do you see Scouts in today’s Ire‐ land It is a great resource for the young peo‐ ple and adults in our community. Anything else you would like to say Stick to all deadlines set by the Jambo‐ ree Office...
Attention Young Correspondents
Register With The Website
The media team are looking for
We have already seen over 1,000 peo‐
young Correspondents to work with
ple registered on the website to receive
the team in producing this Newslet‐
the newsletter. We are urging all Sub‐
ter and making contributions to it.
Camp Chief’s to issue encourage all
Youth Members in their Sub Camps to
We’ve seen the success of this at last
register on the site to receive the News‐
year’s World Scout Jamboree in the
letter. We are hoping this way that all
UK. The Scouting Ireland Contingent
youth members will get the information
had amongst its ranks 22 Young Cor‐ respondents who had the opportu‐ nity to interact with the media and blog from the WSJ 2007 site. If you are aged between 13 & 20, have a
would like to be a Young Correspon‐
to receive the regular Newsletters.
dent at the Jamboree, then just sim‐
ply e‐mail the media Team Leader, Jimmy Cunningham at email@example.com with a brief article about yourself or anything Scouting related and a small piece on why you would like to be a Young Correspondent at Jamboree 2008. Young Correspondents will have the opportunity to write for the Jambo‐
Full Team Meeting
ree Newsletter & Website and per‐
We would like at least 2 correspon‐ dents from each sub camp. Later on we will be running competitions for youth members to become DJ’S For the on site Radio station and also for people to take part in Jamboree TV. More on this in the next issue.
Sunday 13th January 2008 Sunday 20th April 2008
Note: Every Weekend in July 2008 should be kept free
Staff Members should note that all staff are due on site for the It’s important that youth members are Jamboree on Thursday 31st July. informed so that we can interact with Any staff who wish to volunteer them in all aspects of the Jamboree and for pre‐jamboree site build should speak with the Site Build Team at to listen to their views. Our aim would the Full Staff Team meetings
be to have 10,000 members registered
boree Radio & TV Stations!
first hand into their E‐mail addresses.
keen interest in journalism and
haps become reporters for the Jam‐
Full Staff Team Meet‐ ing Dates for your Di‐ ary
The next full team meeting open to all Jamboree Staff Members is taking place in Punchestown on the 13th of January 2008. Please put this date in your diary as it’s important that all Staff members are present on the day. The media team will be hunting down some people to get their pictures to be included in fu‐ ture Newsletters . They will also be talk‐ ing to the various departments to find out what they have been up to. See you all there!
Cub Camps There will be 2 opportunities for the Cub section to take part in the Jam‐ boree There are 2 dates to choose from, August 2nd to August 5th or August 7th to August 10th. You will have indicated your preference when you confirm your booking and paid your deposit. The programme for the Cub section looks really exciting! Both weekends programme will be the same with only one difference and that is that the Cubs that will come the 2nd weekend will also take in the Closing Ceremony.
Sub Camp Chiefs Ap‐ pointed
Programme Design Team
There will be 9 Sub Camps in all in the
The programme teams are currently
Jamboree. Each Sub Camp will have ap‐
meeting and finalising the programme
proximately 1,200 people on it.
for the Jamboree and this should be
We hope, in future newsletter editions to
available for print in early 2008.
have dedicated pages for each Sub camp.
Watch this space.
Below are details of each Sub Camp and
their Sub Camp Chief
South Eastern Province: Jo Coy
Venture Sub Camp News!
Western Province: Julie Malone
North Eastern Province: Yvonne Lawrence
Northern Province: Tony Smith Southern Province: Derek Long Dublin Metropolitan: Darragh O’Briain Staff Family: Gerry Finnegan Ventures: George Cathcart Staff: Michael‐John Shinnick Each Sub Camp will have a themed name which is rumored at the moment to be based on old Celtic names or Irish histori‐ cal sites ‐ more on this in the next issue.
As we issue this newsletter the Sub Camp Chief For the Venture Sub Camp is preparing, along with his Venture Unit for a trip of a lifetime to the Arctic Circle. George and his Venture Scouts along with a group from New Zealand are heading to Helsinki, Finland on the 27th December. On the 28th they go North to Vasatokka – a youth centre near Inari 300 Km north of the Arctic Circle. If George can lead an expedi‐ tion of this magnitude then organizing an adventurous programme for the Venture Sub Camp would be a walk in the park. George informs us that Ven‐ tures have expressed an interest in the Jamboree from places like the USA, Canada and the UK. The colour of the Sub Camp Kneckerchief is going to be Purple. We will have more from the Venture Sub Camp Team on pro‐ gramme for the next issue.