Sydney Jamboree 2018 – Victorian Contingent Information

Sunday 30 September to Saturday 6 October 2018
Newington Armory, Sydney Olympic Park

This year’s Jamboree offers a week filled of amazing adventures, friendships and of course, lots of fun!

If you’re a Girl Guide or Girl Scout aged between 10 and 17, join girls from across Australia for a week of camping in the heart of western Sydney at Sydney Olympic Park.

With an exciting program of activities ranging from traditional to innovative, you’ll be able to challenge yourself like never before. Don’t miss the action – start planning now!

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Register your travel preference here

Let us know if you’re attending Contingent Camp

To keep you up to date with all the latest news, download our Victorian Contingent Newsletters:

Information and contact details

Sydney Jamboree 2018 is a national event hosted by Girl Guides NSW & ACT. They are the best people to contact regarding the event, application process, and payments etc.

The Victorian Contingent is coordinated through Girl Guides Victoria. Penny Ferris is the volunteer Contingent Leader, and is available to help with anything to do with the contingent. You can contact Penny at sydneyjamboree@guidesvic.org.au

Costs

You’ll be responsible for covering three main costs for the Jamboree:

  1. $1,250 (youth) or $700 (adult) Sydney Jamboree camp fee
    This cost covers things like camping fees, all food, equipment, and activities. You will also receive a Sydney Jamboree polo shirt, wheeled duffle bag with bag tags, sports drink bottle, bucket hat, cloth badge, lanyard, and cloth tote bag. If you have questions regarding the camp fee, please contact the Sydney Jamboree convenor.
  2. $160 Victorian contingent registration fee
    This cost covers your Victorian contingent shirt, 3 contingent badges, attendance at the Contingent Camp leading up to the Jamboree, and the administration required to co-ordinate the contingent.
  3. Contingent transport fee (exact cost TBA)
    This covers the cost of getting you to the Jamboree. We have issued a survey to get your preference (details below). The fee is expected to be between $200 and $450. If you have questions regarding contingent fees please contact the Victorian Contingent Leader.

Additional activities
Some optional activities have been organised for the Jamboree. You can find further details on the Sydney Jamboree website. These optional activities incur an additional cost to the three main costs listed above.

Contingent travel survey

We’re lucky in Victoria is close enough to Sydney that we have two options for travel to Jamboree – bus or plane.

We had planned to travel by plane, however after some feedback from some girls and Leaders, and further investigation into buses we have decided to put it to the contingent to help us make a decision.

Option one – Bus

A bus will take a little longer, but will have the potential to have multiple pick up locations at regional centers. The cost will be approximately $200.

Option two – Fly

The plane is a little bit quicker, and will leave from Tullamarine Airport. The cost for that will be approximately $450.

Let us know what you would prefer by Sunday 1 April. We will make the decision based on the majority, and let you know in our next Contingent Newsletter.

Register your travel preference here

Contingent Camp

Friday 25 May to Sunday 27 May
Mafeking Rover Park (Scouts Australia, Victoria)

Whether you’re a seasoned Jamboree participant, or you’re gearing up for your first time, don’t miss our Victorian Contingent Camp!

The Contingent Camp will take place from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 May, and is a chance to meet other Guides and Leaders before we head to Sydney in September.

This is a great opportunity to experience a little of what life at the Jamboree will be like. You’ll meet new people, experience new adventures and even get to try the basics like putting up a tent!

We encourage everyone attending the Sydney Jamboree to attend Contingent Camp. You can choose to come for the whole weekend or just a day, but you don’t want to miss Saturday – that’s when we have all the fun stuff planned!

Let us know if you’re attending Contingent Camp

Staffing

Sydney Jamboree 2018 is an event hosted by Girl Guides NSW & ACT. The staffing for this event will be made up of Leaders accompanying Guides from across the country and the world, and other volunteers. Girl Guides Victoria does not know the majority of these volunteers. These staff members will have been through the process required by Girl Guides NSW & ACT under New South Wales law, and approval by their local State and/or Country to attend.

The Victorian Contingent Camp is an event hosted by Girl Guides Victoria. The staffing for this event will follow the GGV standard process in line with the Girl Guides Victoria Child Safe Practice Framework and Victorian Child Protection legislation. This includes confirming each adult’s health and abilities to participant and supervise girls, and their Police and Working with Children Checks.

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