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Bear Grylls confirmed for Chamboree

Date: 8th Jan 2018 Author: Dave Hopley

Bear Grylls confirmed for Chamboree 2018

So it’s 2018, welcome to our Chamboree year

In preparation for our big announcement today extra capacity was released yesterday to help cope with demand. If you are planning to attend Chamboree but have not booked yet we suggest you book today to avoid disappointment. When it’s full, it’s full.

It’s for you

Chamboree 2018 looks forward to welcoming members of the Scout and Guide movements from around the world aged 10 – 17 with their adult leaders and assistants. You can expect to be amongst 5,000 campers from Cheshire, around the UK and from various parts of the World.


Scouts, Guides, Explorer Scouts and Senior Section from around the world, will be camping for the week (Saturday 28th July – Saturday 4th August 2018).


Chamboree 2018 is situated at the Cheshire Showground in Tabley near the historic market town of Knutsford. Close to Manchester and Liverpool and less than 2 hours from London by train, it is perfectly located for your next adventure.

Check-out what’s in-store for you at Chamboree 2018.

Sub Camps

Chamboree 2018 will be split into six sub camps, each with their own HQ and dedicated leader and support team. The sub camps are:

  1. Smugglers Cove
  2. Mutiny Bay
  3. Crocodile Creek
  4. Shipwreck Shore
  5. Skull Harbour
  6. Davy Jones’ Locker (IST staff)

Exciting Programme for 2018!

All who attend will experience a week of fun and freedom with an active and energetic programme of activities. Chamboree is a place to have adventures and make new lasting friendships.

You can expect an exciting programme of daytime and evening entertainments for 2018. With activity zones starting on Sunday and a NEW off-site experience in the City of Liverpool.

Activity Zones
Every morning and afternoon on-site you will visit a different
activity zone, each packed with a wide range of exciting
activities! New for 2018 is the Port of Tortuga, collect pieces of eight and become a Chamboree Pirate.

Chamboree Fee

Youth Participants (Aged 10-17) — £150
Adult Leaders (Aged 18+) — £80
Young Leaders supporting Scout/ Guide Groups (Aged 14-17) — £80 (No activities)
IST Staff (Aged 18+) — £80 (catered) (Aged 14-17) — £80 (catered)

Early Bird Discount
£10 discount per youth participant for bookings paid for in full before 2nd March 2018, i.e. youth participants pay £140.

What’s Included?

The fee includes camping fees, activities, Chamboree badge, camp scarf, camp handbook. The reduced fee for leaders/ young leaders does not include daytime activities although they will be welcome to take up any spare places if they have the time! The fees do not include food and transport to and from Chamboree (transport to off-site activities is included). There will be a free shuttle bus to nearby supermarkets.


A non- refundable deposit of £50 per contingent is payable by cheque, BACS or SWIFT made out to ‘Chamboree’ by 10th January 2018. Cash payments cannot be accepted. All balances are due by Friday 1st June 2018 at midnight.


Each Group is expected to provide all its own tents and equipment. Cooking must be done on gas stoves only.

Health, Safety and Insurance

All activities will be organised within the rules and regulations of the Scout and Guide Association(s) and safety will be our first priority.

You will be responsible for your own contingent’s belongings and equipment and you must arrange adequate insurance for equipment and personal property.

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Next Steps

Scout Groups
Each Group needs to nominate ONE PERSON to act as “Group Contact”, this will usually be the Group Scout Leader (GSL). The group contact then needs to register your Group on the Chamboree booking system by providing an estimate of likely numbers.

This is important to help us with the planning process. As your individual plans take shape you will then be able to register participants on line and importantly you will receive updates on Chamboree 2018.

Please note only one registration per Group is allowed and it is the “Group Contact” who is responsible for coordinating bookings from Beavers, Cubs and Scouts in their Group. Explorer Scout registrations will be coordinated by each Explorer Scout Unit.

Guide Units
It is recommended that ONE PERSON acts as the “Group Contact” where Guides and Brownies will be camping together, however individual Rainbow, Brownie and Guide Units can register independently (please note that if you do this you could be allocated to different sub camps).

IST Staff
As an individual upon creating an account, you can add one or more campers e.g. you could book yourself, or you + a spouse, sibling etc.

Booking On:

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls