Arrowe Jamboree 2019
2019 marks the 90th anniversary of the 3rd World Scout Jamboree, held in Arrowe Park in 1929. To commemorate the event, the Wirral districts West Wirral, Wallasey, Birkenhead, Bebington and Neston joined forces to bring a weekend of fun activities and adventure to the young people of the Wirral. After years of planning, the weekend was finally upon us. The hard work of the organising committee could now be demonstrated. On the Friday, Coaches provided brought around 800 people to the site at Helsby High School, enabling the campers to settle in and prepare for a weekend of fantastic activities.
Saturday morning started with an opening ceremony/flag break which was attended by all campers and day visitors, at which the activities were announced ‘open’ and weekend had officially begun. Activities ranged from Archery to laser tag, stunt jumps and tomahawk throwing, along with exotic animals, circus skills and many more providing a range of activities suitable for Beavers up to Explorers. Although the weather was raining throughout the day, it did not dampen any spirits and activities were running throughout. Day activities finished at 5pm, and the evening activities begun, with a film for Beavers and Cubs, and a separate film for Scouts and Explorers. The marquee was free for the final activity to be setup, the Disco! Starting at 8pm, four Beavers started the night off dancing at the front, prior to many Cubs, Scouts and Explorers joining in. Due to finish at 11pm, the disco continued on entertaining the campers further into the night.
Sunday was the final day of the celebratory camp, activities were continuing on through to 1pm, prior to departing the site. The rain maintained throughout the night, but campers were raring to go, and with all activities available on the Sunday too, the young people were able to fulfill the activities they missed during the day prior. Once activities had finished for the day, campers were preparing to leave the campsite, after a weekend of adventure and #SkillsForLife, our campers were leaving happy with new friends and memories for life.
Over the weekend, our young people were able to experience part of the fun of the World Scout Jamboree in their home surroundings, alongside various groups within the Wirral. They were able to compete and collaborate is various activities, testing their skills and knowledge throughout, whilst having the utmost fun. As a team, we would like to thank all visitors and campers, along with the activity providers and Carvers Coaches, for making this weekend possible. With the success of this years anniversary camp, we look forward to seeing all of our groups, at future events.