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Links to Jamboree blogs

Want to know more about went on at the Jamboree?.. then follow some of these links to get a taste of the atmosphere created by over 40,000 scouts from all over the world camping together at at Hylands Park. The latest additions are in bold

Official Blogs: The official Jamboree news | UK Contingent News | UK Contingent leader's blog
You can find unofficial blogs on: eScouts | Girl Guiding  | Matt's blog 
Photos of the event: County Commissioner's photos 
Event reports from contingent members: Alex Sawford | Ben Scruton | Kirsten Rawson | Simon Verhoeven
Reports of the event from visitors: Steve Cree
Home Hospitality reports from: Chris Gathercole

If you write a report, post some photos, or find a good Jamborre blog, please send the details to the Webmaster!

28 July 2007: Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony

A group of about twenty explorers from across Nottinghamshire traveled down to the Jamboree on 26 July, just to take part in the opening ceremony. They camped on Skreen's Park firstly with some Sudanese scouts, and then with some Canadians. On Saturday 28 July, the Jamboree "extras" shared the stage with Prince William and HRH The Duke of Kent as they carried the flags of each country into the opening ceremony.

Howard, who led the "Nottinghamshire Extras" writes: "I speak on behalf of all the Leaders of the Nottm Extras Unit (Diane, Nicky, Graham, Nat, Ju and myself) when I say that our Nottingham Explorers were a pure delight to work with over the four days. Despite very early breakfasts and late Dinners back at Skreens Park and long days rehearsing with long periods just having to wait around either in the rain or in the hot sun, they took it all in their stride with great spirit and co-operation. When the time came for them to do the real thing, their uniforms and behaviour were impeccable - they were true ambassadors for Nottinghamshire Scouting and we were so proud of them. And oh boy! , did some of them know how to party when we returned to Hylands later on Saturday Evening!"

See more pictures of the rehearsals for the opening and the ceremony itself

26 July 2007: County Contingent leave for the World Scout Jamboree

Nottinghamshire Contingent

So the big day has come at last, and after months - if not years - of planning, 36 intrepid Explorers Scouts have set off for deepest darkest Essex, accompanied by by a bunch of brilliant leaders!

See pictures of the Contingent as they set off

Jamboree Single

Jamboree single On 2nd July a single was released to celebrate the centenary of scouting. BUY ONE NOW! Read more...