GirlGuiding New Zealand’s biggest event, Jamboree, will take place from 8 – 15 January 2022. We are looking forward to welcoming approximately 1,500 girl members at the Guide and Ranger events.
Please read the FAQs below for more information. If they don’t answer your question, you can email us at [email protected].
We know many Leaders and girls are already excited about Jamboree, but some, having never been to a Jamboree, are in the dark about exactly what it involves! We’ve pulled together some pointers to help with team meetings, and some videos of previous events to provide a sense of just what goes on.
Pre-Jamboree Meeting – here.
Jamboree Promo Slides – here.
We are looking for several people to join the Jamboree team. If you are a current Guiding member please fill in the Expression of Interest form at this link and forward to [email protected] . If you aren’t a current Guiding member, please forward your CV and covering letter to [email protected]
Jamboree 22 – Guide Programme Team Members
We are looking for Leaders to join the Guide Programme Team. Each programme team member will put together and oversee the running of a 1/2 day of activities within the Guide programme. Potential 1/2 days include:
Ideal team members will be organised, experienced in programming large events, be collaborative and supportive of a girl-led approach.
Jamboree 22 – 2ICs and Group Leaders
Ranger Programme – Assistant Leader (Onsite programming)
Assist in developing the onsite Ranger Programme (approx. two-three days worth of activities) while working closely with the Guide Programme team to dovetail on activities/programmes. For an idea of what this would entail please read the Team Lead Role description – Ranger Programme Team Lead RD.
Girl Consultation Second in Charge
Making sure our programme is girl–led is the key role of the Girl Consultation team. The Girl Consultation 2IC will work alongside the Lead to ensure that GirlGuiding New Zealand’s girl-led principles and processes are an integral part of the event planning and delivery. For an idea of what this would entail please read the Team Lead Role description – Girl Consultation Team Lead RD.
Financial Support Second in Charge
The Financial Support 2IC assists the Lead to work to ensure that the event operates within an agreed budget and within delegated authority. For an idea of what this would entail please read the Team Lead Role description – Financial Support Team Lead RD.
Site Second in Charge
We are looking for a Site Second in Charge to support Site and Equipment Lead Yvette Bowers. This person will ideally be a Waikato local or someone with experience at Mystery Creek.
This role will support the Lead to plan and implement the site layout and site services. For an idea of what these roles would entail please read the Team Lead Role description – Site and Equipment Team Lead RD
Security Second in Charge
The Security Second in Charge will support Chris Walsh, Security Lead, in managing the security of all Jamboree members and our wider side. Please refer to the Security RD for an outline of the role.
Welfare Second in Charge
The Welfare Second in Charge will support Trudy Geoghegan, Health and Safety Lead.
The person will work collaboratively alongside 2ICs for health services and safety and will look after:
This person ideally has experience/qualifications in social work, mental health, psychological wellbeing, counselling, youthwork, disabilities sector or similar.
For an idea about the scope of the Health and Safety team, please refer to the Health and Safety RD – Health and Safety Team Lead RD
Group Leaders [Group Leader Role Description]
A Group Leader leads a team to ensure the smooth running of a group of approximately 300 girls and Leaders, following the jamboree programme, and maintaining a happy and safe camping environment throughout the event.
It is a uniformed volunteer role and successful applicants will need to be experienced outdoor campers who hold the Outdoor Camp qualification.
We will need several Group Leaders so please do consider applying!
Who is Jamboree for?
Who can attend?
Girls aged 9 as of 1 February 2022 will be able to attend the Guide Jamboree. Girls aged 12 and a half as of 1 February 2022 will be able to attend the Ranger Jamboree. We will be inviting Guides, Rangers and Leaders from our WAGGGS sister countries as well.
My daughter turns nine soon after the cut–off date (1 February 2022). Can she still attend?
No. While we’d like to be able to open the event to as many girls as possible, we had to determine a date and we do need to stick to it. Your daughter will be eligible for future Guide or Ranger events.
I want to see what Jamboree is all about, will there be an open day?
No, there won’t be an open day at Jamboree 2022.
When is Jamboree?
Jamboree 2022 will take place from 8 – 15 January 2022.
Where will Jamboree 2022 be held?
It will be held at the Mystery Creek Event Centre in the Waikato, 15 minutes from the Hamilton CBD and two minutes from Hamilton Airport.
How do we register?
All eligible girls will be invited to register via OGM when registrations open.
How much will Jamboree cost?
The fee for the Guide Jamboree is still to be decided. Once confirmed an announcement will go out to parents and Leaders.
I want to be in the same Jamboree unit as my friend. Will this happen?
Jamboree is all about meeting Guides and Rangers from all over New Zealand and the World, however we do try to make sure each girl has at least one familiar face in their Jamboree unit.
What will the theme for Jamboree be?
The theme will be announced in the first half of 2021.
FUNDRAISING & FINANCE
I can’t afford the Jamboree fee. What should I do?
Every Jamboree we have individual Guides and Rangers fundraising so as many girls from their units can afford to attend. Individual fundraising is strongly encouraged.
How can we fundraise for Jamboree?
Please refer to the below guidelines on fundraising and this list of suggestions to get you started – PDF
How will the funds raised by girls be managed?
Unit fundraising must be banked directly to Girls OGM Accounts by a Leader of the Unit as per the Jamboree 2022 Fundraising Document. It is essential the girls individual 12 digit code is used to ensure the funds are allocated correctly.
Ideally fundraising should be banked regularly so parents can see this going into their girls account. Please ensure all fundraising is banked by 15 September to give parents the opportunity to pay the balance owed before the due date.
In the Fundraising for Jamboree document it does suggest to hold a parent meeting to promote the Jamboree and find out who is interested in group fundraising so that would be a good time to discuss how the fundraising should be spread, then everyone knows from the outset how it will be managed.
My Guide or Ranger has decided to leave Guiding before Jamboree. What happens to the money she’s fundraised?
If a girl decides to leave GGNZ before jamboree and has fundraising money in her GirlGuiding New Zealand account, the family should talk to the Unit Team Leader. The UTL will arrange for funds to be re-distributed to other girls in the unit.
What is the cancellation policy for Jamboree?
The cancellation policy is in line with all GirlGuiding New Zealand events.
Up until the confirmation date, you can cancel your participation and receive a refund. After the confirmation date no refunds will be given, except in exceptional circumstances.
What happens to our deposit / fee if GirlGuiding NZ has to cancel Jamboree?
If circumstances require GirlGuiding NZ to cancel the event, any fees not already disbursed/assigned will be refunded.
Will I get to choose the activities I want to do?
The Guide Jamboree will offer a range of activities that all girls will get to try.
The Ranger Jamboree will involve girls choosing their preferred adventure.
Rangers will be asked to choose their first and second choice option for adventures during registration.
We will endeavour to make sure each girl gets at least one of her preferred option, but as you can imagine this is an enormous jigsaw to fit together.
What special equipment will I need to attend Jamboree?
Guides will be sleeping in tents during Jamboree, just like at any other Guide camp.
All attendees will be required to have at least two nights under canvas (sleeping in a tent) in a Guide camp setting (not a family camping trip) to attend Jamboree. You will be asked to note nights under canvas during registration.
There will be pre-Jamboree camps around the country to help all girls get the necessary skills and confidence before Jamboree.
Rangers will be sleeping in lightweight tents (2 – 3 person tramping tents) that they provide. They can arrange a tent buddy if they have a friend doing the same Jamboree adventure, or they will be paired with someone on their adventure.
The other gear will be listed in the Jamboree kit list and will be similar to other Guiding camp kit lists.
What sort of tent should I buy [for Rangers]?
A lightweight tent is designed to be carried in a backpack, and can sleep 2 – 3 people. Many different tents are available at a range of price points to suit everybody. We recommend not go with a very cheap tent as they are less likely to stand up to poor weather, including wind and rain.
HEALTH & SAFETY
I have a disability or additional needs. Can I still attend Jamboree?
Yes, we welcome attendees of all abilities. Please provide as much detail as possible in your registration form in order for us to be able to cater to your needs.
What is your plan in case of another outbreak of COVID-19 or other infectious disease?
We have a robust health and safety plan embedded in all our planning for Jamboree 2022. We will be closely monitoring and following official health advice from the Ministry of Health and amending our programme as required.
How secure is the Mystery Creek site?
Very. It is a purpose-built events centre with very well maintained and secure facilities.
I have food allergies. Will my needs to catered to?
We have a comprehensive plan to cater to various allergies and food requirements. Please ensure ALL relevant information is provided in your registration form so we can cater to your needs appropriately.
How will participants’ health needs to be catered to?
Our Health and Safety team will be led by health and safety experts with significant experience. The health and safety team will include leaders dedicated to health, safety and welfare.
It is very important that any health needs are fully disclosed during registration so we can care for our members appropriately.
How will my daughter get to and from Jamboree?
There will be a number of options available to your daughter, from driving to Mystery Creek with family or friends, travelling by bus with a contingent of girls and leaders from her own area or flying into Hamilton with a contingent or on her own.
Whichever way you choose, we will ensure that she is met and transferred safely to the Jamboree site and the same goes for her return journey.
Further questions should be directed to [email protected]
Jamboree is often the highlight of a girl’s time in GirlGuiding so we want to help all girls who want to attend to be able to afford it. Here are some documents to help make the most of fundraising:
Below are some companies we have connected with to help girls reach their fundraising target: