Interested in an adventure of a lifetime? Keen to do Scout activities and experience cultures very different to our’s? If so, then the “Go Nomad” 31st APR Jamboree in Mongolia is for you. It promises to be an experience of a lifetime!
The Jamboree will be held in Mongolia 27 July to 2 August 2017, and is for Scouts aged 12 1/2 years to 17 years at the time of the Jamboree. International Service Team members need to be 18 years or older at the start of the event. Adult leaders are also sought.
Expressions of interest will be called in the coming weeks, so please keep an eye on the International page of the Scouts Australia website.
At this early stage, we plan to leave Australia around 20/21 July 2017, and return around 6/7 August 2017. The proposal is to fly to Beijing, China, and experience 3 days of sight seeing, including the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. We then hope to take the first leg of the world-famous Trans Siberian Railway to Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, before settling into the Jamboree campsite.
With 6,000 other youth from the Asia-Pacific and around the world, you will be doing activities at the Jamboree you have never done before, including camel riding, and putting up a ger (traditional tent in Mongolia).
Youth members will then be treated to home hospitality by Mongolian families. This will be an eye-opening experience. We will then fly back to Australia.
As a guide only and at this early stage, the fee is expected to be in the range of $3,800 to $3,900. This figure could go up or down, as detailed costings are developed over the coming months. Payments will be staged over the next 12 months … so start your fundraising now!
Keep an eye on the International page of the Scouts Australia website – http://international.scouts.com.au/for more details.