Edition 1 - January 2009
Hello and welcome to the second edition of
Aktuellt, the e-newsletter about the 22nd World Scout Jamboree Sweden 2011.
We know it¿s been a while since our last newsletter came out. A lot has happened here in the Jamboree Office, and our teams have been both out and about and working hard here in Sweden, kicking off our preparations and getting down to the hard work of making our dream of a World Scout Jamboree into a reality.
The Jamboree Team were present at the World Scout Conference, held this July in Korea. We had a fabulous reception from all of the national delegations there. We met with each country¿s representatives individually, and we shared the Jamboree Information Kit with them. This
contains information for Contingent Leaders,
including the first Jamboree Bulletin and the
If you are interested in
marketing or promotions for the World Scout Jamboree 2011 in your country, contact your National Headquarters, and ask who is managing your National Contingent. They should have a CD with all our logos and pictures and other promotional templates that you can use to spread the word.
2008 has brought us many new team members, and the Jamboree Planning Team now has people working on many different tasks in different areas of the preparations. As the team grows, it becomes more and more important for us to keep in touch. There are different communications channels coming online almost each month at the moment! If you are starting to organise a Contingent in your country, make sure you are registered with your National Headquarters and with the Jamboree Office, so you get all our Contingent communications.
Our website is still our primary channel for all of our communications. As our preparations move on, we will have more and more information to share with you all through the website. Don¿t forget to take a look there every so often!
From all of us here in the growing Jamboree Team, all the best for 2009 and we look forward to working with you all to organise this Jamboree!
Yours in Scouting
The World Scout Jamboree 2011 team
Who we are
Now that the Jamboree Planning Team is slowly building up, we thought we would take this opportunity to tell you a little about our organisation.
Responsibility for the 22nd World Scout
Jamboree Sweden 2011 lies with the Jamboree Executive Team. This team of eight dedicated Scout volunteers has a huge amount of experience in international Scouting and big Scout camps. Coming from all over Sweden (and with even one member from Denmark), the J.E.T., as we call them, are responsible for overseeing the Jamboree Organisation, for the strategic planning, keeping our preparations on track, and ensuring that the whole event reflects our theme: Simply Scouting.
The Jamboree Executive Team has delegated responsibility for different areas of the preparations to 14 Departments. These Departments will each have teams of volunteer Scouts working
to prepare and deliver a different part of the Jamboree.
The whole volunteer structure is supported by a small group of employees in the Jamboree Office.
Spotlight on the Chairman of the Jamboree Executive Team
This edition our spotlight is on Marie Tallberg, the Chairman
of the Jamboree Executive Team. Among many other projects within Scouting, Marie was Director of Programme for the
Swedish National Jamboree 2007.
in Linköping with my fiancé Erik.
Indian food, Panak paneer
with nan bread I just love it!
Kayaking on a warm summer’s day in the
Stockholm archipelago, or enjoying the area around my family’s summer house just a few kilometres south of the camp site.
Travelling! Skiing, hiking, cooking good food, and
springtime when everything becomes green and full of life.
Spiders, that we don’t take care of our planet and
environment in a good way, any form of misuse of power.
When not busy preparing for the World Scout Jamboree 2011, I spend my time:
studying Human Resource Management and being a spinning instructor.
Best part of the job that’s happening right now: More and more people are getting involved and that gives a lot of energy to the organisation.
Most looking forward to at the World Scout Jamboree 2011:
Seeing all different cultures meet in the daily life in the sub camps, cooking food together, playing games, trying to understand each other without the same language. Finding new friends from all around the world!
The 22nd World Scout Jamboree Sweden 2011
is Simply Scouting.
- The World Scout Jamboree is a place for
Scouting in all its variety, from all across
The World Scout Jamboree presents an
exceptional programme, with a wide range
of activities and opportunities for all.
The World Scout Jamboree is modern. Scouts
can learn about ways to deal with issues facing
young people today. Scouts will leave with new
tools to take action in their local and wider
The World Scout Jamboree focuses on imple-
menting the Scout method. The values and
processes that make Scouting what it is can
be experienced and considered together.
The World Scout Jamboree is Simply
Scouting. All across the camp, through
scheduled activities and through everyday life,
Scouts develop new skills and meet, connect
and work towards international understanding.
The World Scout Jamboree is inspiring and
contributes to the development of the Scout
Attending the Jamboree:
Participants and unit leaders
Participants at World Scout Jamborees are young people aged between 14 and 17 years old. To be a participant at the 22nd World Scout Jamboree Sweden 2011, you must have been born between 25 July 1993 and 27 July 1997.
Participants at the World Scout Jamboree should be in patrols of nine young people, with one accompanying leader. There are four patrols in each Scout unit ¿ so 36 young people with 4 leaders. If your Contingent does not have enough patrols to form a complete unit, you will be joined with patrols from other countries to form a unit.
International Service Team
An estimated 8 000 staff are needed to run the Jamboree, and these will come from countries all around the world. Being a staff member is an exciting opportunity where you can make a contribution to the young people of the world today.
The International Service Team (IST) will be open to active Scouts aged 18 or over at the start of the Jamboree (born on or before the 24 July 1993). Members of the IST should be able to speak English and/or French and be prepared to take on any task needed to create the Jamboree. IST must arrive on site 25 July 2011 and can leave 8 August 2011.
How do I apply?
Scouts who want to attend the Jamboree as participants or members of the International Service Team need to register with their National Contingent. Our first Bulletin has now gone out to National Scout Organizations, and many Contingents are now starting their preparations. Look out for information coming from your National Headquarters, or contact the International Commissioner in your country for more information.
If you are putting together a National Contingent, please make sure you have registered your details with the Jamboree Office. As soon as we have information about any National Contingent websites, we will link to them from our website.
The Planning Team in Sweden is already working hard on preparations for the Jamboree. There will be opportunities for international Scouts to get involved in the Planning Team. These will be advertised on our website. All international applicants for the Jamboree Planning Team must have a letter of recommendation written and endorsed by the International Commissioner from their National Scout Organization or their Head of Contingent for the World Scout Jamboree 2011.
The 22nd World Scout Jamboree now has a web shop where you can buy our stylish and practical clothing, badges and equipment. This first collection includes t-shirts, sweaters, soft-shell jackets, daypacks, badges and many other items.
The outdoor garments are all manufactured by Haglöfs, a quality Swedish outdoor clothing brand.
The web shop can be found at:
Frequently Asked Questions
I want to come to the Jamboree. What should I be doing NOW?
We are already receiving emails from people who are looking forward to coming to the 2011 World Scout Jamboree. But just now, it is a bit early to be sending in an official application.
As an individual, you will need to register for the World Scout Jamboree with your National Contingent. What you can do now, is to find out how your Scout Association makes information about international events available. Maybe they have a website or a newsletter for which you can register. Then you will know as soon as there is any information about your National contingent, and their timetable for registration.
The other thing to start thinking about is raising the fees. There are lots of ways to raise money to help pay for this event. Why not get a group of friends together, and start brainstorming your ideas?
How much does it cost?
When it comes to a World Scout Jamboree, all the participants and staff members join the Jamboree as part of a National Contingent. All the Scouts who come from one country must be registered together, by the Contingent Management Team for that country.
Most Contingents put together a package for their Scouts. Each country decides for themselves how the package will look, but they often include transport, insurance, and some Contingent badges. The Jamboree fee for that country will include the whole package.
So the cost for the World Scout Jamboree is different for Scouts from different countries. To find out how much it will cost for Scouts from your country, contact the National Headquarters for your Association, who should be able to help you.
I am a Guide. Can I come to the World Scout Jamboree?
We have received quite a few emails from Girl Scouts or Girl Guides who would like to come to the World Scout Jamboree. The World Scout Jamboree is an official event of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). As such, the Jamboree is officially open to all members of organizations that are registered with WOSM. To see if your Scout or Guide Organization is registered with WOSM, check here:
If your Guide or Scout Organization is not on that list, you may still be able to join the Jamboree. Your organization will need to ask the WOSM Organization in your country if they can join the WOSM Contingent. This is decided on a case by case basis in each country.
Contact the National Headquarters for your own Organization, and ask them if they have an agreement with the WOSM Organization in your country to join the Jamboree.
The logo for the 22nd World Scout Jamboree Sweden 2011
In our last newsletter, we didn¿t give you any interpretation for our last
When it was designed, this was to be a unicycle. (We reasoned that there are normally a lot of bicycles around at a large Jamboree, but we couldn¿t fit a two wheeled bicycle into the pictogram bubble¿). Of course, like all our pictograms, it is open to individual interpretation. What do you think it could be?
Email your suggestions, with your name and which Scout Organisation you come from, to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we¿ll publish those we like best on our website.
Calendar Dates to Remember
|14th Africa Scout Conference||Botswana|
|October 17-18||52nd Jamboree on the Air &|
|13th Jamboreee on the Internet||Worldwide|
|Oct 27 ¿ Nov 1||23rd Asia-Pacific Scout Conference||Malaysia|
|4th Eurasia Scout Conference||Moldova|
|24th Interamerican Scout Conference||Panama|
|January||26th Arab Scout Conference||Sudan|
|July 17-21||13th European Scout and Guide Conference||Belgium|
|27 July - 7 August||13th World Scout Moot||Kenya|
|October 16-17||52nd Jamboree on the Air &|
|13th Jamboreee on the Internet||Worldwide|
|January 3-6||11th World Scout Youth Forum||Brazil|
|January 10-14||39th World Scout Conference||Brazil|
|27 July - 7 August||22nd World Scout Jamboree||Sweden|
|25 July - 8 August||World Scout Jamboree for IST||Sweden|
Would you like to start learning some basic Swedish words? Here are a few for you to try:
Snälla [Snella] or Vänligen [Venliggen]
Pleased to meet you
Trevligt att träffas [trev-ligt at tref-fass]
I come from
Jag kommer från [Yaag kommer fron]
You can find a list of different countries in
Scouts in Sweden
Scouting has been an active and respected part of Swedish society for almost a hundred years. Every third person of Sweden¿s nine million citizens
is or has been a scout! Today there are almost
100 000 Scouts in Sweden.
There are five Scout Associations in Sweden. Having Scout Associations with different profiles makes it easier for the Swedish Scouts to reach out to specific groups of people in society. Although the Associations differ some in their interests, they organise many events together. They are all actively involved in the preparation for the World Scout Jamboree.
Swedish Scouts have experience with running large-scale camps. The previous National Swedish Jamborees have gathered between 20 000 and
26 000 people.
Swedish Scouts have strong links to the other Nordic Countries, where we cooperate and share many activities and Scout initiatives. Sweden is an active participant in regional activities throughout Europe, and has strong project links with several countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Arab region.
The five Scout Associations in Sweden are:
- The Swedish Guide and Scout Association
- The Guide and Scout Organization of the Mission Covenant Youth of Sweden
- The Swedish YMCA-YWCA Guide and Scout Association
- The Swedish Temperance Guide and Scout Association
- The Salvation Army Guide and Scout Association
For more information keep an eye on our website http://www.idrelay.com/redir.asp?q=3A72-49D-56CF-1B-DB.
The Swedish Guide and Scout Council - Box 12 280 - 102 27 Stockholm
Tel: +46 (0)8-672 66 00 - Fax: +46 (0)8-672 66 01