Salisbury & South Wilts Scouts has announced its plans for the Minehead Jamboree, an event open to Scouts and Guides from around the country. The weekend jamboree takes place in January 2023 with the event taking over the entire Butlins Resort in Minehead.
The event is open to both Scouts and Guides, aged eight and over. Those attending will experience a weekend full of activities and entertainment, including climbing walls, a cave bus, swimming, a show from Bear Grylls Survival Academy and more.
The whole event is being organised and run by Salisbury & South Wilts Scouts, with the young Scouts fully involved in making the event a success. Ben Kinsey, Minehead Jamboree Camp leader said: “What makes this event extra special is that we have a team of young Scouts who work so hard to help plan, organise and check the leadership team’s work, this ensures the event is shaped to what the Scouts and Guides desire after all this was their idea. They have gained so much confidence and many skills through event planning and a desire to be recognised for their hard work.”
He continued: “Over the weekend these young people will not only enjoy great activities that will encourage them to push their limits but they will also get the chance to learn new skills, supporting the Scouting aim – to help actively engage and support these young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.”
The event is expected to attract over 1,000 young people from all corners of the United Kingdom and Ireland.