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 Frequently Asked Questions 

These answers to Frequently Asked Questions are the work of the Scouts and Venturers helping plan VicJam.

 

This list will grow. Check back on the VicJam website.

 

If you think there is a question that should be on this list, please email us at enquiries@vicjam.com.au

 

All other VicJam questions can be directed to enquiries@vicjam.com.au.

General

Where do I sleep?


You sleep in tents with your Jamboree Unit. Boys and girls sleep separately, so it won’t be the same people as your Jamboree Patrol.

In fact, more than 5000 youth and adults will be sleeping on-site in tents




When do I go to sleep?


Everyone is expected back in their own campsites soon after any night entertainment has ended.

But your Unit Council – your Jamboree Patrol Leaders – will decide when everyone has to be back at camp each night, and what time is lights out.

Sometimes, after a few long days, the Unit Council might decide that everyone is having an early night. (Don’t want the Leaders getting tired …)




What do I sleep in?


You will need a sleeping bag, inner sheet, and air bed or compact stretcher.




What other gear?


Full gear details will be shared later, but it’s the usual camping gear for a very long camp – two pairs of comfortable closed-toe shoes (hiking boots or runners), enough clothes, underwear and socks, toiletries (don’t forget deodorant!!), towel, shower shoes, personal first aid kit, Scout uniform, rain coat, warm jumper or jacket, hat, beanie, torch.




What if I have questions about personal gear?


Talk with your local Scout Leaders. They will help you prepare before the Jamboree.




What are sub camps?


Subcamps are a bit like suburbs within the Jamboree site.

Each has its own amenities like toilets and shower blocks, food collection points, garbage disposal points, and chill out zones.

Each sub camp has a management team that looks after facilities, welfare and assisting in food distribution

Your Jamboree Unit will have its own campsite within your sub-camp.





Activities

Where do I sleep?


You sleep in tents with your Jamboree Unit. Boys and girls sleep separately, so it won’t be the same people as your Jamboree Patrol.

In fact, more than 5000 youth and adults will be sleeping on-site in tents




When do I go to sleep?


Everyone is expected back in their own campsites soon after any night entertainment has ended.

But your Unit Council – your Jamboree Patrol Leaders – will decide when everyone has to be back at camp each night, and what time is lights out.

Sometimes, after a few long days, the Unit Council might decide that everyone is having an early night. (Don’t want the Leaders getting tired …)




What do I sleep in?


You will need a sleeping bag, inner sheet, and air bed or compact stretcher.




What other gear?


Full gear details will be shared later, but it’s the usual camping gear for a very long camp – two pairs of comfortable closed-toe shoes (hiking boots or runners), enough clothes, underwear and socks, toiletries (don’t forget deodorant!!), towel, shower shoes, personal first aid kit, Scout uniform, rain coat, warm jumper or jacket, hat, beanie, torch.




What if I have questions about personal gear?


Talk with your local Scout Leaders. They will help you prepare before the Jamboree.




What are sub camps?


Subcamps are a bit like suburbs within the Jamboree site.

Each has its own amenities like toilets and shower blocks, food collection points, garbage disposal points, and chill out zones.

Each sub camp has a management team that looks after facilities, welfare and assisting in food distribution

Your Jamboree Unit will have its own campsite within your sub-camp.





Accommodation and Gear

Where do I sleep?


You sleep in tents with your Jamboree Unit. Boys and girls sleep separately, so it won’t be the same people as your Jamboree Patrol.

In fact, more than 5000 youth and adults will be sleeping on-site in tents




When do I go to sleep?


Everyone is expected back in their own campsites soon after any night entertainment has ended.

But your Unit Council – your Jamboree Patrol Leaders – will decide when everyone has to be back at camp each night, and what time is lights out.

Sometimes, after a few long days, the Unit Council might decide that everyone is having an early night. (Don’t want the Leaders getting tired …)




What do I sleep in?


You will need a sleeping bag, inner sheet, and air bed or compact stretcher.




What other gear?


Full gear details will be shared later, but it’s the usual camping gear for a very long camp – two pairs of comfortable closed-toe shoes (hiking boots or runners), enough clothes, underwear and socks, toiletries (don’t forget deodorant!!), towel, shower shoes, personal first aid kit, Scout uniform, rain coat, warm jumper or jacket, hat, beanie, torch.




What if I have questions about personal gear?


Talk with your local Scout Leaders. They will help you prepare before the Jamboree.




What are sub camps?


Subcamps are a bit like suburbs within the Jamboree site.

Each has its own amenities like toilets and shower blocks, food collection points, garbage disposal points, and chill out zones.

Each sub camp has a management team that looks after facilities, welfare and assisting in food distribution

Your Jamboree Unit will have its own campsite within your sub-camp.





Facilities

What do I need to do before the Jamboree?


Apply here

In the lead up to the Jamboree, there is fundraising and saving, badgework to be completed, a minimum of 10 nights camping as a Scout (including four consecutive nights).

Then it’s time to organise your gear.




How many badges are there?


VicJam will have a number of badges created for the event.

Badge swappers will also bring thousands of different designs to trade.

You can collect interesting and unique badges by swapping one of yours for one of theirs.




What merchandise is available?


Merchandise will be available before and during the Jamboree (and possibly afterwards if any stock remains).

Details will be advertised closer to the event.

You will be able to order online, or purchase VicJam souvenirs, and camping gear, from the Scout Shop at Elmore.

Merchandise can include jumpers, shirts, hats, scarves, stickers, mascots, badges, towels, sunglasses and more!




What is the role of a Patrol Leader at the Jamboree?


The role of the Patrol Leader within the Jamboree Unit is to lead your Patrol on activities and on Duty Patrol.

The Patrol Leaders also meet with the Leaders as Unit Council to consider any issues, and how the Jamboree Unit is running.

Patrol Leaders may be elected by all the Scouts, or chosen by the Leaders of your Jamboree Unit.

Often the Jamboree PLs are also PLs in their home Scout Group.

Each Patrol also has an Assistant Patrol Leader.




What happens if I don't want to be in photos?


If someone is taking photos and hasn’t asked if it’s OK, please tell them that you don’t want to be in any photos. Or ask your Leaders to tell them.

If this is not immediately possible, tell your Scout Leader as soon as possible, with any details of who/when/where the photo was taken.




Are we allowed to use the VicJam logos and artwork?


Yes, we’d love to see the VicJam logo everywhere: on websites, social media, and other communications.

Please make sure you are using the VicJam font, Nexa (it’s in the Brand kit).

And read the Brand Book first! (This is also in the Brand kit.) It has heaps of useful information, and some rules about how can and can’t use the logo and art.




Are we allowed to use the VicJam logos and artwork in fundraising?


Yes and No. Your events and public fundraisers should clearly identify that you’re raising funds to get to VicJam.

Use the logo!

It’s also OK on a locally sold item, like 1st Windy Valley Jamboree jam, or 1st Windy Valley Jamboree tea towels.

You can also use the logo on clothing for your own Jamboree Unit.

But Scouts Victoria owns the branding and the rights to any VicJam souvenirs like hats, T-shirts, coats, water bottles, power packs, etc.

If you’re not sure if your idea is OK, please check with marketing@vicjam.com.au. We will respond promptly and this may save embarrassment and money.




Will the Mutant Camels be there?


Scub and Scub 2 are definitely attending as Scouts.

Others will be Venturers at VicJam helping to plan and run the event.





Food

Do I have to provide any of my own food?


The Jamboree fee covers all food.

Food is collected fresh daily by the Duty Patrol from the Jamboree supermarkets.




Do I cook my own food?


Each Patrol in your Jamboree Unit will take turns at being Duty Patrol, and cooking the meal for the entire Unit. Leaders will help.

On average each Patrol will do about 1.5 days of being Duty Patrol.

Some of the best fun at Jamborees is learning how to cook your own food.




What about special diets and allergies?


All special diets and allergies will be accommodated.

You can advise of special food requirements or allergies when you complete your VicJam application.





Transport

Where do I sleep?


You sleep in tents with your Jamboree Unit. Boys and girls sleep separately, so it won’t be the same people as your Jamboree Patrol.

In fact, more than 5000 youth and adults will be sleeping on-site in tents




When do I go to sleep?


Everyone is expected back in their own campsites soon after any night entertainment has ended.

But your Unit Council – your Jamboree Patrol Leaders – will decide when everyone has to be back at camp each night, and what time is lights out.

Sometimes, after a few long days, the Unit Council might decide that everyone is having an early night. (Don’t want the Leaders getting tired …)




What do I sleep in?


You will need a sleeping bag, inner sheet, and air bed or compact stretcher.




What other gear?


Full gear details will be shared later, but it’s the usual camping gear for a very long camp – two pairs of comfortable closed-toe shoes (hiking boots or runners), enough clothes, underwear and socks, toiletries (don’t forget deodorant!!), towel, shower shoes, personal first aid kit, Scout uniform, rain coat, warm jumper or jacket, hat, beanie, torch.




What if I have questions about personal gear?


Talk with your local Scout Leaders. They will help you prepare before the Jamboree.




What are sub camps?


Subcamps are a bit like suburbs within the Jamboree site.

Each has its own amenities like toilets and shower blocks, food collection points, garbage disposal points, and chill out zones.

Each sub camp has a management team that looks after facilities, welfare and assisting in food distribution

Your Jamboree Unit will have its own campsite within your sub-camp.





Money

Do I have to provide any of my own food?


The Jamboree fee covers all food.

Food is collected fresh daily by the Duty Patrol from the Jamboree supermarkets.




Do I cook my own food?


Each Patrol in your Jamboree Unit will take turns at being Duty Patrol, and cooking the meal for the entire Unit. Leaders will help.

On average each Patrol will do about 1.5 days of being Duty Patrol.

Some of the best fun at Jamborees is learning how to cook your own food.




What about special diets and allergies?


All special diets and allergies will be accommodated.

You can advise of special food requirements or allergies when you complete your VicJam application.





Communications

What accessible facilities does the Jamboree site have?


The Founder of Scouting, Baden-Powell, was determined from the very beginning of Scouting, more than 100 years ago, that Scouting was to be available to all – regardless of nationality, faith, ability and more.

Accessible facilities include showers, toilets, activities, entertainment, and chill out areas.




Can my carer attend VicJam?


Carers are able to attend the Jamboree to support youth members. You should discuss this with your Contingent.




Is my religion accommodated?


Jamboree organisers will ensure that the religions of all participants will be catered for – with food requirements, and religious observation ceremonies.




What religious observance is held at the Jamboree?


Every effort will be made to identify those who wish to take part in the observance of their own religious beliefs, to ensure that all Scouts are given the opportunity to attend services, should they wish.





Accessibility

What accessible facilities does the Jamboree site have?


The Founder of Scouting, Baden-Powell, was determined from the very beginning of Scouting, more than 100 years ago, that Scouting was to be available to all – regardless of nationality, faith, ability and more.

Accessible facilities include showers, toilets, activities, entertainment, and chill out areas.




Can my carer attend VicJam?


Carers are able to attend the Jamboree to support youth members. You should discuss this with your Contingent.




Is my religion accommodated?


Jamboree organisers will ensure that the religions of all participants will be catered for – with food requirements, and religious observation ceremonies.




What religious observance is held at the Jamboree?


Every effort will be made to identify those who wish to take part in the observance of their own religious beliefs, to ensure that all Scouts are given the opportunity to attend services, should they wish.





Health and Safety

What accessible facilities does the Jamboree site have?


The Founder of Scouting, Baden-Powell, was determined from the very beginning of Scouting, more than 100 years ago, that Scouting was to be available to all – regardless of nationality, faith, ability and more.

Accessible facilities include showers, toilets, activities, entertainment, and chill out areas.




Can my carer attend VicJam?


Carers are able to attend the Jamboree to support youth members. You should discuss this with your Contingent.




Is my religion accommodated?


Jamboree organisers will ensure that the religions of all participants will be catered for – with food requirements, and religious observation ceremonies.




What religious observance is held at the Jamboree?


Every effort will be made to identify those who wish to take part in the observance of their own religious beliefs, to ensure that all Scouts are given the opportunity to attend services, should they wish.





Welfare

What do I need to do before the Jamboree?


Apply here

In the lead up to the Jamboree, there is fundraising and saving, badgework to be completed, a minimum of 10 nights camping as a Scout (including four consecutive nights).

Then it’s time to organise your gear.




How many badges are there?


VicJam will have a number of badges created for the event.

Badge swappers will also bring thousands of different designs to trade.

You can collect interesting and unique badges by swapping one of yours for one of theirs.




What merchandise is available?


Merchandise will be available before and during the Jamboree (and possibly afterwards if any stock remains).

Details will be advertised closer to the event.

You will be able to order online, or purchase VicJam souvenirs, and camping gear, from the Scout Shop at Elmore.

Merchandise can include jumpers, shirts, hats, scarves, stickers, mascots, badges, towels, sunglasses and more!




What is the role of a Patrol Leader at the Jamboree?


The role of the Patrol Leader within the Jamboree Unit is to lead your Patrol on activities and on Duty Patrol.

The Patrol Leaders also meet with the Leaders as Unit Council to consider any issues, and how the Jamboree Unit is running.

Patrol Leaders may be elected by all the Scouts, or chosen by the Leaders of your Jamboree Unit.

Often the Jamboree PLs are also PLs in their home Scout Group.

Each Patrol also has an Assistant Patrol Leader.




What happens if I don't want to be in photos?


If someone is taking photos and hasn’t asked if it’s OK, please tell them that you don’t want to be in any photos. Or ask your Leaders to tell them.

If this is not immediately possible, tell your Scout Leader as soon as possible, with any details of who/when/where the photo was taken.




Are we allowed to use the VicJam logos and artwork?


Yes, we’d love to see the VicJam logo everywhere: on websites, social media, and other communications.

Please make sure you are using the VicJam font, Nexa (it’s in the Brand kit).

And read the Brand Book first! (This is also in the Brand kit.) It has heaps of useful information, and some rules about how can and can’t use the logo and art.




Are we allowed to use the VicJam logos and artwork in fundraising?


Yes and No. Your events and public fundraisers should clearly identify that you’re raising funds to get to VicJam.

Use the logo!

It’s also OK on a locally sold item, like 1st Windy Valley Jamboree jam, or 1st Windy Valley Jamboree tea towels.

You can also use the logo on clothing for your own Jamboree Unit.

But Scouts Victoria owns the branding and the rights to any VicJam souvenirs like hats, T-shirts, coats, water bottles, power packs, etc.

If you’re not sure if your idea is OK, please check with marketing@vicjam.com.au. We will respond promptly and this may save embarrassment and money.




Will the Mutant Camels be there?


Scub and Scub 2 are definitely attending as Scouts.

Others will be Venturers at VicJam helping to plan and run the event.





Other

What do I need to do before the Jamboree?


Apply here

In the lead up to the Jamboree, there is fundraising and saving, badgework to be completed, a minimum of 10 nights camping as a Scout (including four consecutive nights).

Then it’s time to organise your gear.




How many badges are there?


VicJam will have a number of badges created for the event.

Badge swappers will also bring thousands of different designs to trade.

You can collect interesting and unique badges by swapping one of yours for one of theirs.




What merchandise is available?


Merchandise will be available before and during the Jamboree (and possibly afterwards if any stock remains).

Details will be advertised closer to the event.

You will be able to order online, or purchase VicJam souvenirs, and camping gear, from the Scout Shop at Elmore.

Merchandise can include jumpers, shirts, hats, scarves, stickers, mascots, badges, towels, sunglasses and more!




What is the role of a Patrol Leader at the Jamboree?


The role of the Patrol Leader within the Jamboree Unit is to lead your Patrol on activities and on Duty Patrol.

The Patrol Leaders also meet with the Leaders as Unit Council to consider any issues, and how the Jamboree Unit is running.

Patrol Leaders may be elected by all the Scouts, or chosen by the Leaders of your Jamboree Unit.

Often the Jamboree PLs are also PLs in their home Scout Group.

Each Patrol also has an Assistant Patrol Leader.




What happens if I don't want to be in photos?


If someone is taking photos and hasn’t asked if it’s OK, please tell them that you don’t want to be in any photos. Or ask your Leaders to tell them.

If this is not immediately possible, tell your Scout Leader as soon as possible, with any details of who/when/where the photo was taken.




Are we allowed to use the VicJam logos and artwork?


Yes, we’d love to see the VicJam logo everywhere: on websites, social media, and other communications.

Please make sure you are using the VicJam font, Nexa (it’s in the Brand kit).

And read the Brand Book first! (This is also in the Brand kit.) It has heaps of useful information, and some rules about how can and can’t use the logo and art.




Are we allowed to use the VicJam logos and artwork in fundraising?


Yes and No. Your events and public fundraisers should clearly identify that you’re raising funds to get to VicJam.

Use the logo!

It’s also OK on a locally sold item, like 1st Windy Valley Jamboree jam, or 1st Windy Valley Jamboree tea towels.

You can also use the logo on clothing for your own Jamboree Unit.

But Scouts Victoria owns the branding and the rights to any VicJam souvenirs like hats, T-shirts, coats, water bottles, power packs, etc.

If you’re not sure if your idea is OK, please check with marketing@vicjam.com.au. We will respond promptly and this may save embarrassment and money.




Will the Mutant Camels be there?


Scub and Scub 2 are definitely attending as Scouts.

Others will be Venturers at VicJam helping to plan and run the event.





Leaders and Adult Helpers

Do I have to provide any of my own food?


The Jamboree fee covers all food.

Food is collected fresh daily by the Duty Patrol from the Jamboree supermarkets.




Do I cook my own food?


Each Patrol in your Jamboree Unit will take turns at being Duty Patrol, and cooking the meal for the entire Unit. Leaders will help.

On average each Patrol will do about 1.5 days of being Duty Patrol.

Some of the best fun at Jamborees is learning how to cook your own food.




What about special diets and allergies?


All special diets and allergies will be accommodated.

You can advise of special food requirements or allergies when you complete your VicJam application.





FAQ Version 3.1 - April 13 2021