AJ2013 Details

Pocket Money and Valuables

posted 18 Dec 2012, 05:29 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 19 Dec 2012, 03:05 ]


Scouts may wish to bring some pocket money with them. You will need to decide what you want to send; however, a reasonable amount might be in the order of $5 - $10 per day. In order to safeguard these funds you are requested to put the money into envelopes (ie, one per day) with the Scout's name and the amount on it. The money will be handed to Badger for safe keeping for the duration of the Jamboree and issued to Scouts upon request. A good way to handover the money will be to put all your envelopes into a pencil case or a snap lock bag with the Scout's name on it.

At the Jamboree there will be nowhere for things such as mobile phones and iPods to be charged; therefore it is suggested that they be left at home. The leaders cannot be held responsible for lost or damaged electronic devices if Scouts choose to bring them.
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Sleeping Arrangements

posted 18 Dec 2012, 04:27 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 18 Dec 2012, 05:20 ]


There are separate tents for sleeping for boys and girls. These have been allocated as follows:

Girls
Tulloch
Monique
Mikayla
Maddie J
Issy


Barony
Sally
Maddie H
Alannah H
Audrey
Lennox
Steph
Eve
Jasmine
Brianna
Elizabeth
Alannah F
Smurf

Boys
Kincraig
Ben
James L
Glen
Harvey
Fenton
Zac
Sean
James S
Nick
Daniel
Nathaniel
Ryan 
Stonefield
Bailie
Sam
Miles
Worm
Seamus
Patrick
Tyler

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The Program

posted 18 Dec 2012, 04:14 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 18 Dec 2012, 05:45 ]


Every day there is a lot going on at Jamboree - details of the program for each of the patrols in Troop H45 is attached below.

Information about all the different activities can be found here.

Patrols
Blue Fail Whales
James S (PL)
Alannah F (APL)
Eve
Ben
Seamus
Red Stallions
Daniel (PL)
Maddie J (APL)
Nick
Isobella
Zac
Mighty Purple Mongooses
Alex (PL)
Sally (APL)
Patrick
Elizabeth
Tyler
Alannah H
Green Ninjas
Bailie (PL)
Mikayla (APL)
Audrey
Stephanie
Nathaniel
Fiery Orange Sams
Maddie H (PL)
Miles (APL)
Glen
Brianna
Sam
Jasmine
Yellow Wellows
Meagan (Smurf) (PL)
Monique (APL)
Harvey
Ryan
Sean
James L

What to bring

posted 18 Dec 2012, 03:57 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 18 Dec 2012, 04:25 ]


Scouts will need to wear their VicCon shirt on the bus to QLD (and bring a woggle for their Jamboree scarf). They can also bring a pillow and a small blanket (packed in the VicCon backpack). Scouts are to pack all their personal gear into the supplied roller bag.

Scouts will receive their AJ2013 water bottle, scarf and hat as well as a small hand sanitiser on the bus on New Year's Day. Scouts will also receive a Troop shirt once we arrive in camp. 

At the Shakedown Camp last month Scouts were issued with a backpack, roller bag, 2 luggage tags and 2 AJ2013 badges. The luggage tags are to be attached to the backpack and roller bag, and are then brought with us on the bus. Roller bags must not have anything strapped to the outside. Only roller bags are to be loaded into the coach cargo holds.

One of the AJ2013 badges is to be sewn onto the front of the normal Scout shirt (opposite the pocket) and the other may be sewn onto a camp blanket or just kept as a souvenir.

This means that as part of their standard kit, Scouts will receive 3 shirts for Jamboree - troop, Vic and national! The normal Scout shirt is also to be brought to Jamboree and worn to the opening and closing ceremonies.

For the remainder of the required gear, refer to the checklist in the Parent Resource Book.

Jamboree Fundraising

posted 18 Dec 2012, 03:38 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 18 Dec 2012, 03:41 ]


The following is the position that was agreed to by the Group Committee at its last meeting.

There are three leaders from 1st Heatherdale attending Jamboree - Boags, Kiwi and myself.

The cost for leaders to attend Jamboree is $1,150. It was agreed that the Group would meet half of this cost, ie, $575 per leader. 

Kiwi was successful in obtaining a grant of $1,200 from Telstra to help leaders attend Jamboree. This grant is to be split equally amongst the leaders, ie, they will each receive $400.

There are 13 Scouts attending Jamboree. All funds raised thoughout the year specifically for Jamboree are to be divided evenly amongst the 13 Scouts. The final amount will be determined once all chocolate monies are received. All families are asked to send their bank account details to the Group Treasurer, Wendy Norris, so that Wendy can deposit the Jamboree funds in each family's account rather than having to send out cheques.
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Travel

posted 18 Dec 2012, 03:02 by Andrew Yeaman   [ updated 18 Dec 2012, 03:43 ]


Travel to and from the Jamboree will be by coach. 

At this stage it is intended that our coach will leave from Chadstone Shopping Centre Car Park at approximately 7:30am on January 1st 2013. The departure point is the main car-park, off Dandenong Road (Melways 69E4). You will need to arrive at Chadstone by 7am. You need to bring a new health form in addition to the boarding pass which is downloaded here.

Lunch will be provided enroute and the convoy of buses will travel to the Dubbo showgrounds where all will have a break for dinner provided by the Dubbo Show Society.  At this point there will be a driver change and the convoy will continue on to Brisbane for breakfast and another driver change. They will then travel to the AJ2013 site with estimated arrival time between 11am and 12pm on January 2nd 2013. Lunch will be provided by the Queensland Contingent Troops.

The return journey will begin after the closing ceremony at approximately 11pm on the 12th January 2013. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on route to Dubbo. Once arriving in Dubbo there will be a rest stop at which dinner will be provided. It is anticipated that the buses will arrive back at Chadstone at 5:45am on 14th January 2013. You can check on bus details on the Victorian Contingent website.
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