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AJ2016 Resource Books

AJ2016-VicCon

Because I’m always trying to relocate the manuals when planning – here’s the links to the AJ2016 Leaders manuals hosted on http://www.vicscouts.com.au

AJ2016 Victorian Contingent – Resource Books
* AJ2016 Leader Resource Book. v.2 [PDF]
* AJ2016 Service Leader – Resource Book v.1.3 [PDF]
* AJ2016 Parent Resource Book v.1.2 [PDF]



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AJ2013

via Scouts Australia NT Branch on Facebook;

To Parents of Jamboree Scouts,
Following exhaustive discussions, the NT Contingent Medical Team has agreed to release your Jamboree Scout into your care. Given a Jamboree is a major experience in a Scout’s life, the experience can sometimes produce side effects. However, with consideration of the following information you should be able to successfully re-introduce your Scout to non-Jamboree life.
If you hear noise in your kitchen very early in the morning, and rise to discover your Scout lined up in front of the pantry, with the laundry trolley, do not despair. Gently take your son/daughter by the arm and lead him/her back to bed, explaining that it is no longer necessary to queue for the issue of breakfast rations.
If your Scout slings a towel over their shoulder and walks out the front door do not worry. Wait in the bathroom until they have returned after a walk around the block. When you hear them re-enter the house let them see you step out of the bathroom so that they think that they have found an empty shower cubicle. You may also gently point out that it is no longer necessary to visit the showers in a group; other family members may find it uncomfortable to be followed into the bathroom at shower time. Do not worry if you pass the toilet and see your Scout pacing around in front of the door. This is merely a protective instinct and probably means that a friend is using the toilet. The experience is unlikely to be harmful.
When going about in public with your Scout please ensure that they know that they may wear clothing of their choice. Collar free shirts and open shoes or thongs are fine, and a scarf is not needed. Any curfew imposed from this point is a family matter.
Try to harness the newly created urge your Scout will have to move around in a group of six people. You may not need to find baby sitters for any younger children for many months to come. Also try to harness the urge they have developed to cook for everyone else in the family every third or fourth day.
Explain to your Scout that the muddy puddle in the back yard is not ‘Challenge Valley’, and that dragging their siblings through it would not be welcomed. Noisily using the leaf blower to move a beach ball around the backyard may also be something you need to manage, and be particularly careful if they head toward a car with a hammer in hand. And dancing to music on the radio should not be a surprise.
Show tolerance when your Scout rises before everyone else. You may be lucky enough to have breakfast cooked for you. A break from salads and breads for lunch is recommended, then reintroduced gradually. You might also need to ensure desserts are provided each night.
Sprinkle dirt on their clothes each day, gradually reducing the amount until you have them used to wearing clean clothes again. There is no harm in your Scout sleeping on the floor for a few days after the Jamboree. Just add more padding under them each night until they are happy to use a normal bed again.
Finally, be prepared to give your Scout lots of sympathy, love and encouragement. After all, spending ten days straight enjoying and challenging themselves has been very taxing.
Good Luck.
Dr. Justin Case
Contingent Medical Officer
Note – I am now on a long holiday and not able to be contacted
Thanks to ACT Scouts for the advice

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Saturday, May 14, 2011
Scouts Walking Together World Wide

Jamboree On The Trail is an annual day for the World Scout Movement to hike together. All Scouts, whatever their age and wherever they may be in the world, are invited to participate in whatever way they can. Cubs and younger Scouting sections could visit a local nature trail as part of a weekend camp. A Scout Troop might check out a hiking trail while working on badge requirements. A Rover Crew might make a Service Project out of restoring or maintaining a hiking trail. In their own way, everyone will be hiking the same direction: towards a better future through Scouting. JOTT is held on the second Saturday of May each year. [1]

The Australian JOTT contact is Peter Thomas < australia@jott.org >

LINKS:
[1] JOTT: Jamboree On The Trail [JOTT]

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AJ2010 City Tour [youtube]

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AJ2010

22nd Australian Jamboree 2010 :: The summer of your life

The reason that I have been quiet for a few weeks is that I have been off with K at AJ2010 in Cataract Park, Sydney, NSW. I’ll write up a bit more during this week, but will link to a few interesting items to give you an idea of what happened. Starting of with my AJ2010 Photo set on Flickr.

7 News

JNN Sauce

Where In AJ2010 is Kobi?

A typical troop Troop 0404 from Blackwood, South Australia – Troop 0404, AJ2010 Then there was the geocaching Jamboree Scout Geocacher Get Together – AJ2010, and Scouts, Why Knot?.

Art vs Science played the closing ceremony resulting in many Scouts singing ‘Parlez-Vous Francais?’ for the next 24 hours!

And to follow AJ2010 – Be prepared for 2013 (2010-Jan-14) [Illawarra Mercury]
Which will be available via aj2013.scouts.com.au

LINKS:
* AJ2010 Jamboree Website
* JNN Daily JNN Daily is a newspaper circulated daily to all sub camps.
* AJ2010 – 22nd Australian Scout Jamboree [Facebook]
* ScoutsAJ2010’s Channel [YouTube]
* ScoutsAJ2010 [Flickr]
* Victorian Contingent to AJ2010 – Cataract Scout Park, NSW
* Victorian Contingent Pages [WikiSpaces]

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JOTT 2009

Saturday, May 9, 2009
Scouts Walking Together World Wide

Jamboree On The Trail is an annual day for the World Scout Movement to hike together. All Scouts, whatever their age and wherever they may be in the world, are invited to participate in whatever way they can. Cubs and younger Scouting sections could visit a local nature trail as part of a weekend camp. A Scout Troop might check out a hiking trail while working on badge requirements. A Rover Crew might make a Service Project out of restoring or maintaining a hiking trail. In their own way, everyone will be hiking the same direction: towards a better future through Scouting. JOTT is held on the second Saturday of May each year. [1]

The Australian JOTT contact is Peter Thomas < australia@jott.org >

Nillumbik District Cub Scouts will participate in the 2009 Jamboree of The Trail on Saturday 9th May. More details will be made available closer to the date.

There is no District JOTT activity but we will have a 1st Eltham JOTT Hike.

LINKS:
[1] JOTT: Jamboree On The Trail [JOTT]
[2] JOTT · Discussing Jamboree On The Trail, an international event for the worldwide family of Scouts [Yahoo!Group]
[3] Jamboree On The Trail (JOTT) [Scouts NewEngland]>

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