Annual Camp – JamboRí – Stradbally 2018


  1. Details of our Camp
  2. Gear List
  3. About Jambo-Ri
  4. Phones

1. Details of our Camp

It’s not long now until 4,000+ Scouts, Venture Scouts , Guides, Scouters, and JamboRí Support Team from Ireland, and further afield, descend upon the grounds of Stradbally Hall, County Laois for JamboRí 2018.

We will be camping for 9 days (8 nights) from Wednesday 25th July to Thursday 2nd August 2018.

The week is jam-packed with awesome activities. The theme of JamboRí 2018 is Stories Begin Here. Each Sub-Camp has been named after a fictional place in literature or film. We hope all participants of JamboRí 2018, from Patrols and Venture Crews to Troop Scouters and JST, will get behind the theme of their Sub-Camp to bring their stories to life.

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2. Gear List

We will be travelling in full uniform so it is advisable to wear your hiking boots. You must have the correct gear to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable camp.

Some people have asked about survival bag, these are available in most camping shops, e.g. -> Scout Shop We will be spending one night sleeping under the stars in the woods, with no tent so the survival bag is needed to ensure you are warm and dry.

It is also a good idea to have spare neckerchief(s). If you have any questions or think of anything that needs to be added to the list, let us know. It is essential that you have all the gear, please do not forget anything.

  • Full Uniform (Neckerchief, Scout Shirt, Scout Trousers, Belt, Dark Shoes)
  • Eating utensils (Plate, Bowl, Cup, Knife, Fork, Spoon)
  • Survival/Bivvy Bag
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Ground MatScout - Gear
  • Hiking boots
  • Runners (old for water sports)
  • A few changes of clothes
  • Good waterproof raincoat with hood
  • Rain trousers
  • Spare socks, underwear
  • Warm fleece, Jumper (even though it’s summer!!)
  • Pyjamas
  • Swimming gear
  • Towel
  • Sun cream
  • Medications (to be handed to Leaders)
  • Insect repellent
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Toiletries
  • Water bottle
  • Torch
  • A few black bags
  • Whistle
  • A small day bag

If you have them:

  • Camera
  • Spare neckerchief (it is a custom to swap neckerchiefs with other groups if you want)
  • Penknife
  • Colouring Pencils, stickers etc.. for log book

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3. Jambo-Rí

JamboRí will be a large gathering of scouts from all over the world. There is lots of information about the camp on the official website:

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4. Phones

We will do the usual procedure with phones. Phones will be handed up to leaders at the start of camp. You will all be too busy doing amazing activities to use them anyway! Scouts can then use their phones every second day.

Leaders will have their phones on them in case any parents need urgent contact, the numbers are:

Shay – 086 806 1847

Sorcha – 087 9146 022

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