Almost time to go to Jamboree 08

Hi all, only a few days to go before we depart for the Jamboree. Just some things to remember.

We are meeting at 07.30 am on Saturday at the hall. Dont be late, we have to pack the van and must be on the road asap. 

You do not have to wear your uniform on Saturday Morning. Just your neckerchief and your Scout Tee Shirt if you have one.

Bring your Uniform in a plastic bag with your name on it, you definitely need it for Saturday’s opening ceremony. 

 The maximum amount of spending money you can bring is €150. You dont have to bring this much, but certainly dont bring anymore.

if you were not at the meeting with your Parents, please make sure you have filled out a Mdeical consent form and pass to one of the leaders. 

If your family intend to visit on open day 6th August, they must advise names and Car Reg before we go, as they require passes for each person and the car. 

You may bring along MP3’s and speakers, CD players ( battery operated) but remember they are your responsibility.  If you have a radio bring it along, the Jamboree has its own FM station.

You can bring a mobile phone, they will be held by the leaders during the day and you can use for a while in the evenings. 

Dont forget your Dracula costume for Romania day. 

Remember we are camping so ditch all the fancy clothes, three quarter lenghts and shorts are the dress for camp.

Put your name on everything.

The Dubs play in the All Ireland 1/4 final on Saturday 9th so  bring your flags and Jerseys and we will decorate our site. 

Bring whistles, drums, any thing that makes noise, these are required for the opening ceremony.

And lastly bring along your best mood, leave all those Teenage and pre-teen  whinges behind, We are going on holidays.

check the site over the next couple of days for any updates.

The leaders

Gear list for Jambo

It’s only a matter of days to the Jamboree in Punchestown. 9 days, 6 hours, 36 minutes and 58 seconds to be precise [correct at time of posting]. I hope you are all getting seriously pumped about it. To help you all with your final preparations here is a gear list for the week.


1. Full scout uniform – with all badges in correct place

2. Brackenstown t-shirt if you have one

3. 2 pair shorts (one for swimming)

4. T-shirts, socks, underwear as required

5. High factor sun cream

6. Sun hat & warm hat

7. Knife fork cup bowl spoon mug, tea towel

8. Insulating ground Mat

9. Sleeping bag

10. Wash kit

11. Spending money

12. Towel

13. Warm jumper/Fleece

14.Warm trousers

15. 1 litre Water bottle

16. Insect repellent

17. A few goodies for emergencies

18. Hiking boots, runners

19. Medication, where required with prior notice to the leaders

20. Torch – with spare batteries


22. Personal first aid kit – a few plasters, bandage, small scissors, Savlon.

22. As part of our Romania theme day – we are asking everyone to bring a vampire outfit for our Dracula Show – fangs, cape, white face paint and lots of fake blood please.

No mobile phones or ghetto blasters permitted


All gear must be fully packed in a haversack

So Get Packing!

Jamboree News

Hi all, if you still owe money for the Jamboree, please make every effort to pay by this Thursday 24th July. If you need to know the balance that you owe, send a text to Shay and he will advise. This thursday will be our last full meeting before we go so make sure you are down on time and in Uniform. We are planning to have a very short meeting for your parents next week, we will give you details on Thursday. 

Important – Important – Important

On the Wednesday of the Jamboree each Scout Troop have been assigned a Country that they must adopt for the day. We have got ROMANIA, so we need your help. We need to find out as much as possible about Romania i.e. traditonal food, dress music and customs. We will need to transform our site into Romania for the day so think about it over the next couple of days and we will discuss on Thursday. 

see ya

The Leaders