JamboRí 2018, Scouting Ireland’s national Jamboree is well underway with thousands of scouts & scouters taking part in activities, trying their best at challenges and making friendships that will last a lifetime. The Jamboree (A term saved for a large gathering of scouts) takes place in Stradbally, Co. Laois; the home of Electric Picnic, the Steam Rally and many other large events. However, this week it’s a site where scouts will be learning about science, the environment, getting along with other cultures and toughing it through the rain.
JamboRí runs until the 2nd of August, with the closing celebration taking place on the 1st. Scouts will gather to celebrate what they’ve achieved, make sure they figure out how ti stay in contact with their new friends and start beginning their journey home across the island of Ireland and to 15 other countries for the international visitors on site.
“Every Scout should experience a Jamboree at least once” Camp Chief Kiernan Gildea had to say at the Opening Celebration and it’s held true throughout the days since. Scouts have been camping out, making crafts, climbing towers, paddle-boarding, cycling, investigating and exploring non-stop since programme kicked off on Thursday Morning (26th July)
Sunday will see a break in the scheduled programme to allow for over 2,000 members of the public (mainly parents and family) to come have a look at the JamboRí village and get a taste for what’s going on in Stradbally this week.
Make sure to stay up to date with the JamboRí on jambo-ri.ie, facebook, Instagram and flickr.