The Contingent Team is currently preparing one last final Bulletin that will be in the mail very shortly. It includes details of Pocket Money Refunds, the Australian Scarf competition as well as other upcoming International Events. The Bulletin should arrive in your mailbox by the first week of September.
REPORTED CASES OF MENINGITIS
The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) has been alerted to three reported cases of meningitis in the United Kingdom and suspected cases in Sweden involving Scouts who have recently returned from Japan to attend the 23rd World Scout Jamboree. Whilst these cases are not life threatening, we are truly saddened that this has happened and our thoughts are with the young people concerned and their families at this worrying time.
We understand that the health authorities in both countries have issued health advisory notices, informing Scouts who were recently in Japan to be aware of the symptoms. In Sweden, the health authorities have asked those who attended the Jamboree to seek immediate preventive treatment from their doctor or the nearest healthcare provider as a precaution.
We have been in discussion with the World Health Organisation about this issue. They advise that the most common symptoms of meningitis are neck stiffness, high fever, sensitivity to light, confusion, headaches and vomiting. If these symptoms occur, immediate medical advice should be sought so that treatment can be started as soon as possible.
Listed below are the meeting times for each departure airport. (You MUST arrive BEFORE this time to check-in.)
Where possible, one adult has been listed as the Airport Contact to assist with marshalling Contingent Members for check-in and boarding purposes.
|Meeting Time||Departure Airport||Flight Number||Passengers||Airport Contact|
|FRI 12 NOON||Broome||QF1073||3||N/A|
|SAT 6:30AM||Perth||QF576||4 (+3 Broome)||Jayden Bosch (0488 413 008)|
|SAT 8:30AM||Rockhampton||QF2353||5||Jennifer Nielsen (0459 112 450)|
|SAT 10:30AM||Longreach||QF537||9||Deslee Daley (0409 332 243)|
|Cairns||QF925||5||William Kentish (0409 049 672)|
|SAT 12 NOON||Brisbane||QF529||32||Vicki Knopke (0408 888 901)|
|Adelaide||QF736||22||Nicola Capon (0412 708 940)|
|Melbourne||QF438||74||Mark Jones (0425 844 740)|
|SAT 1:30PM||Canberra||QF1476||19||Andrea Szabo (0417 884 386)|
|SAT 3:30PM||Sydney||QF21||128||Justine Douthwaite (0403 JAMBO 3)|
CONTINGENT BRIEFING POWERPOINT
A copy of our PowerPoint presentation used during the Gear Distribution is now available from the Downloads page of this website.
WHITE WATER RAFTING
All Contingent members under the age of 20 must have a White Water Rafting permission form signed by their Parent/Guardian in order to participate in this activity. For those unable to complete these at the gear distribution days, please download a copy from the Australian Contingent website and return by mail as soon as possible in a spare Reply Paid envelope or direct to “Australian Contingent, PO Box 543, Wentworthville NSW 2145”. No form before departure will result in no rafting!
REMINDER: CONTINGENT GEAR DISTRIBUTION 30 MAY 2015
REMINDER: CONTINGENT GEAR DISTRIBUTION 16-17 MAY 2015
ACT Branch HQ
89 Kitchener Street, Garran
Bundilla Scout Camp
6 Baden-Powell Place, Winston Hills
SA Branch HQ
211 Glen Osmond Road, Frewville
REMINDER: CONTINGENT GEAR DISTRIBUTION 1-3 MAY 2015
Marsden Scout Hall
Tamarind Street, Marsden
Kennedy Scout Shop
387 Charles Street, Kirwan
Far North Region Office
186 Irene Street, Cairns
WA Branch HQ
133 Scarborough Beach Road, Mt Hawthorn
Victoria Scout Centre
152 Forster Road, Mount Waverley
The Victorian Branch is hosting their Branch Interview on Saturday 18 April 2015. This is a group session for all Contingent Members to learn the expectations of representing Scouts Australia at an overseas event. Important information about preparing for your travel experience will be delivered by the Branch International Commissioner.
The Branch Interview will be conducted at the Victoria Scout Centre (152 Forster Road, Mount Waverley) commencing at 1pm. All Victorian participants should attend this session.
NB. The Branch Interviews are different to the Contingent Briefings conducted by the Contingent Team in May.
CONTINGENT BULLETIN 4
Our fourth Contingent Bulletin was delivered to all Contingent members in mid-March. You can also download a copy from this website.
The Join-in-Jamboree programme allows Scouts from all over the world the opportunity to learn more about the Jamboree experience and the culture of Japan in their own Scout Groups.
Program resources are now available from the Australian Contingent website - wsj2015.scouts.com.au/jij.
A souvenir Join-In-Jamboree badge is available from the Australian Contingent for $2 each, including postage to anywhere in Australia. The order form is available for Groups to download from the website. Why not organise a Japanese evening for your whole group to earn the badge together!
There is also a certificate template available for leaders to use for those that join the activities.
CONTINGENT BULLETIN 3
Merry Christmas everyone! Bulletin 3 is now out and on its way to your mailbox. Look out for the latest news and updates for our Contingent preparations.
Troop allocations have now been completed. Nick has done an amazing job to allocate all 28 Patrols and achieve a good representation from across Australia in each Troop. A full list of Patrols can be found in Bulletin 3. Troop allocations will be uploaded to the Online Registration System shortly.
All flights have now been finalised and paid for. Flight details have been loaded into the Online Registration System providing a personalised itinerary for every member of the Australian Contingent. All Contingent members should review these details and notify the Contingent of any errors immediately. Now is also the time to advise the Contingent of your passport details. Simply update your Passport information into the Travel Details page of the Online Registration System.
Since the last Bulletin, the Australian Contingent has received notice of three youth members that are now withdrawing from the Contingent. As such, we have three vacancies currently available for additional youth members that may like to join our journey to Japan. Please encourage anyone that may be interested in these positions to contact Aaron Wardle (email@example.com or 0421 076 497) as soon as possible for further information about the registration process and payment arrangements. These places are likely to be very popular, so act quickly. Once these positions are filled, the Australian Contingent will be unable to accept additional positions beyond this number.
CONTINGENT BULLETIN 2 UPDATE
The second bulletin has now been printed and will be making its way to all Contingent members shortly!
CONTINGENT BULLETIN 1
The first bulletin of the Australian Contingent has now been mailed to all participants. Included with this bulletin are a Travel Form and Youth Member Questionnaire that must be returned to the Contingent as stated on the form. A copy of the June Payment Form is also included as well as your very own Australian Contingent Badge to wear on your uniform.
It is very important that you read the Bulletin thoroughly and respond to any requested tasks as soon as possible. All youth members should also pass the Bulletin to your parents for them to read as well.
A copy of the Bulletin is available for download under the Participant Info heading.
AUSTRALIAN CONTINGENT BADGE
The Australian Contingent is pleased to unveil the official Australian Contingent badge.
The badge has been designed to celebrate key icons of both Australia and Japan as we join together for this once-in-a-lifetime journey.
Australian icons are reflected in the image of a Kangaroo and the Southern Cross.
Japan is represented by the image of Mt Fuji and the red Hinomaru from the Japanese Flag.
The Japanese Kanji character – [wa] – symbolises the theme of the Jamboree: “a Spirit of Unity”.
The Scouts Australia logo is also featured.
The Australian Contingent badge may be worn on the front right hand side of the uniform, with the top of the event badge in horizontal alignment with the top of the Australian flag badge, which is located above the shirt pocket.
The Australian Contingent Badge may be worn on the uniform from now until three months after the event (Friday 13 November 2015).
Congratulations to all of the adult members that have been successful in being selected as part of the Australian Contingent to the 23rd World Scout Jamboree!
All successful candidates should have received confirmation at the beginning of May confirming their status as a Line Leader or member of the International Service Team.
The Australian Contingent Team looks forward to having you join us in Japan in 2015!
LORD BADEN-POWELL SOCIETY GRANTS
2013 INFORMATION NIGHTS
The Australian Contingent Team are hosting information sessions around Australia throughout 2013 to talk about the plans that will be in place for our travel to Japan in 2015.
If you have now been able to attend any of the information sessions held around Australia, a copy of the PowerPoint presentation is available from our Downloads page.
Additional information sessions will be scheduled in the new year. If you would like to enquire about an information night in your local area, please contact the Australian Contingent Leader on firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Saturday 9 March 2013 - all day - Tasmania Scout Regatta - Snug, TAS
New South Wales
- Thursday 4 April 2013 - 7:30PM - Bundilla Scout Camp - 6 Baden Powell Place, Winston Hills, NSW
- Thursday 16 May 2013 - 7:30PM - 2nd Willoughby Scout Hall - Station Street, Naremburn, NSW
- Sunday 2 June 2013 - Iron Cove District - 1st Haberfield Scout Hall - 2A Marion Street, Haberfield, NSW
- Saturday 29 June 2013 - 7:30PM - Toronto Scout Hall - Excelsior Parade, Toronto, NSW
- Wednesday 14 August 2013 - 7:30PM - 1st Narellan Scout Hall - Cnr Queen and Elyard Streets, Narellan, NSW
- Tuesday 26 November 2013 - 7:30PM - Bundilla Scout Camp - 6 Baden Powell Place, Winston Hills, NSW
- Saturday 15 June 2013 - 12:30PM - Seeonee Park, Yeppoon Road, Rockhampton
- Saturday 15 June 2013 - 7:30PM - Kennedy Scout Shop, 387 Charles Street, Kirwan, Townsville
- Sunday 16 June 2013 - 10:00AM - Far North Region Office, 186 Irene Street, Cairns
- Sunday 16 June 2013 - 5:00PM - Queensland Branch HQ, 32 Dixon Street, Auchenflower, Brisbane
- Sunday 7 July 2013 - 1:00PM - SA Branch HQ, 211 Glen Osmond Road, Frewville, Adelaide
- Saturday 14 September 2013 - 10AM - Victorian Scout Centre, 152 Forster Road, Mount Waverley, Melbourne
- Saturday 14 September 2013 - 3PM - 1st Bendigo Scout Hall, Vine Street, Bendigo
- Sunday 15 September 2013 - 10AM - Western Scout Centre, 16/A 77-79 Ashley Street, Braybrook, Melbourne
- Sunday 17 November 2013 - 3PM - Kama Scout Hall, Birch Place, Macquarie (next to Macquarie Shops on Lachlan Street)
- Saturday 30 November 2013 - 7PM - WA Branch HQ, 581 Murray Street, West Perth
- Sunday 1 December 2013 - 10AM - WA Branch HQ, 581 Murray Street, West Perth
Online Registrations are now open on the APPLY NOW page of this website. Follow the link and be sure to select 23rd World Scout Jamboree from the menu.
Aaron Wardle with Ambassador Sato