Scouts Australia is sending a small Contingent to attend the 8th International Finnjamboree “Kajo” in July 2022!
Venturer Scouts aged 15, 16 and 17 are invited to join an adventure of a lifetime!
The planned itinerary features three weeks in Finland and includes three nights in Helsinki, four nights of Home Hospitality, a three-night sailing expedition off the southwest coast of Finland, plus the Jamboree.
Applications are open for a limited time only from 1-31 October 2021!
Previous sailing experience is highly recommended, however training will be included at the Pre-Jamboree camp in January 2022.
“When I attended the 2016 Finnjamboree, I had an experience unlike anything I had attended in Australia. Hidden within the Finnish forest were admin buildings, 15 metre tall tree houses and saunas floating on lakes, all built by hand, out of timber and rope, by Finnish scouts in the weeks before the event. We were given the chance to create our own experience during the event, with minimal pre-arranged activities and lots of freedom to choose what do to do when. From hanging out in the sauna with friends, working out in the gym made from items found in the forest, sitting around the campfire on the edge of the lake, to climbing up stacks of hay bails with ice axes or learning dances from Scouts from all over the world. Kajo is an opportunity for Australian Scouts to have a taste of pure Scouting in a country with a rich and interesting culture.”
Charlie Ryan-Kane, Australian Contingent Leader