Mersey Weaver Scout District are pleased to announce that in July 2017 we will send a contingent of around thirty Scouts, Explorers and Network as well as five adults leaders to the world's northernmost Jamboree in Bodø, Norway.

Situated at 67 degrees north, above the Arctic Circle with beautiful mountain views. Bodø is the capital of Nordland county and is surrounded by some of the most pristine wilderness in Norway including 17 Nature Reserves. From 4th June to 8th July the sun never sets, providing a unique light, day and night!

As well as thousands of Scouts from all across Norway and Scandinavia, participants will be joining contingents from as far away as the USA, Netherlands and Hong Kong.. Meet Scouts from other countries and learn about their cultures, make friends and maybe even swap a few badges!

Through International events our young people help to strengthen relationships with other Scouting organisations throughout the world leading to better understanding of people and global issues. Throughout the entire 10 month process the young people will go through a journey of self development and training which will help to the gain competencies well into their adult lives and careers.

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Campsite

Bodø, Junkerveien 63, 8076 Bodo, Nordland, Norge

nord2017.com

Organisations

Timetable

  1. 05/06/16 - Announcement

    The Event will be announced at the District Annual Review. Those who would like to participate will be able to register their interest.

  2. 21/07/16 - Window to register your interest ends

    Please register your interest by signing up to our mailing list by midnight on the 21st July to ensure you are emailed an application form the following day.

  3. 22/07/16 - Application process goes live

    Hopeful participants will be emailed instructions on how to apply to be one of thirty participants or leader. Please ensure you have signed up to our mailing list by the 21st July.

  4. 18/09/16 - Application Deadline

    The deadline for hopeful participants to have submitted their application by.

  5. 01/10/16 - 01/10/16 : Selection Day

    Applicants will be invited to attend one of two selection events and interview at Frodsham C of E Primary School

  6. 09/10/16 - Applicants notified

    Applicants will be notified of whether their application to attend was successful. For specific feedback you should contact the District Commissioner directly.

  1. 13/10/16 - First Meeting with successful participants & parents

    A meeting for successful applicants and parents to better understand what’s involved, ask questions and understand the expectations of the leaders organising the trip. There will also be a workshop on fundraising facilitated by parents/leaders who had experience fundraising for the 2015 World Scout Jamboree.

  2. 01/12/16 - Jamboree Bookings Go Live

    Bookings on the Nord2017 website go live.

  3. 16/12/16 - 18/12/16 : Contingent Weekend Away

    In order for the contingent to get to know each other and prepare for the Jamboree this will be the first of two camps participants will attend prior to the trip. There will be the opportunity to learn useful skills that will be key to making the most of the their time while they are away.

  4. 03/04/17 - 12/04/17 : Contingent Camp

    In order for the contingent to get to know each other and prepare for the Jamboree this will be the second of two camps participants will attend prior to the trip. There will be the opportunity to learn useful skills that will be key to making the most of the their time while they are away. These are tentative dates while we confirm availability of a campsite.

  5. 01/07/17 - 08/07/17 : Nord 2017 Jamboree

    It’s what you’ve all been waiting for the main event

  6. 08/07/17 - 15/07/17 : Home Hospitality

    The contingent has been invited to participate in Home Hospitality with a Scout District in Vesterålen, an archipelago known for it’s white beaches, idyllic farmlands and craggy mountain peaks rising from the sea.

    Ranging from tiny islets and skerries to some of the largest islands in Norway, this is an area defined by contrasts. The landscapes span from calm and peaceful beaches and farmlands to rugged, alpine mountains, dramatic fjords and wilderness.

    The whales are, quite literally, one of Vesterålen’s biggest draws. Nowhere else along the Norwegian coast is the continental shelf as close to the mainland as in Vesterålen.

    British participants will spend a week living with a Norwegian family. What better way to experience the culture?

Fundraising

We would appreciate your generosity by helping our 30 youth members to participate in this life changing experience...

No matter how large or small the donation every little helps..

Questions? nord2017@merseyweaverscouts.org.uk


Home Hospitality

Fagerstrand, Norway

Sponsors

Many thanks to the local businesses, organisations and individuals who have contributed towards making this life changing experience available to the young people of Mersey Weaver Scout District:

 

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Contact

Oliver Chambers (ADC Adventure)

Mersey Weaver District Scout Council, The Heath Technical and Business Park, Runcorn, WA7 4QX.

nord2017@merseyweaverscouts.org.uk http://merseyweaverscouts.org.uk

Organising Team

Andy Pearson

Explorer Leader / Assisstant Expedition Leader

Mersey Weaver District Explorer Scouts (Beacon)

James Campbell

Skills Instructor

1st Helsby Scouts

Charlotte Wakefield

Assistant Scout Leader

1st Halton Scouts

Oliver Chambers

ADC Adventure

Mersey Weaver Scout District

Oliver has a passion for travel, trips to far away places and wandering off the beaten track.  He has amassed a wealth of experience camping in rugged places and wilderness both in the UK and abroad and is always planning his next adventure. Through his own experience, Oliver understands the importance of travel in young people's development and the road of self discovery the contingent will embark on. Oliver has also been selected to attend the World Scout Moot in Iceland as International Support Staff.

Fiona Barry

Scout Leader

1st Helsby Scout Group

Fiona has recently returned from the World Scout Jamboree in Japan where she volunteered as part of the international service team. Fiona has also attended Roverway 2016 in the South of France and will be attending the World Scout Moot in Iceland in 2017. She brings a wealth of experience with fundraising and home hospitality. She's a huge advocate of international experiences and would encourage any leader or young person to consider going to a Jamboree! One of Fiona's favourite things is the chance to swap unusual badges for her camp blanket!

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