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Swanley District Scouts

KIJ 2022

30th July 2022 - 6th August 2022

KIJ 2021

The origin of the word jamboree is not well understood. It is popularly believed within the Scout Movement that the word was coined by Baden-Powell, who was once asked why he chose "jamboree". He replied, "What else would you call it?"

The word "jamboree" today has several claimed possible origins, ranging from Hindi to Swahili to Native American dialects. The most logical use is that the word "jamboree" is derived from the Swahili for hello, Jambo!

Scout jamborees are conducted on a camp basis where the programme is typically activity oriented, with plenty of time for Scouts from different nations to interact and learn about each other in less formal ways.

The Kent International Jamboree (KIJ) follows this ethos offering a mini World Jamboree experience in the heart of Kent. Our jamboree themes are inspired by the world around us, the impact we have on the environment, cultures, faiths, beliefs and how we can make a difference to our lives and the lives of others.

During your stay at KIJ you not only have the opportunity to absorb yourself in the global agenda, you also get to enjoy the thrill of all the exciting activities you would expect if attending a large activity jamboree. KIJ therefore, offers a daily programme that includes a wide range of adventurous, skills based, thrill based, tech based, creative and thought provoking activities.

During the evening you can enjoy the company of new friends in your sub camp or at the village and its arena where you can see nightly shows or hang out at a wide range of amazing entertainment venues.

One thing is for certain your stay at KIJ will be nonstop with limited time to sleep and maximum time for fun, friendship and adventure.

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