The 1st United, Gander Scout Group and the Newfoundland & Labrador Council are hosting our first ever Jamboree @ Home! While the province is temporarily stuck in Stage 1 of our Return to Scouting Plan (Virtual Scouting), we wanted to do something to bring us all together and get kids doing fun activities with their families -- maybe even learning a few things along the way!
We invite all Scouts Canada groups and Girl Guide units in Newfoundland & Labrador to participate along with other similar groups and even families or individuals from the general public. It's free to participate, but we'll be selling Activity Crests (details below).
It's easy to participate: on March 26-27 camp out in the living room, the laundry room, or if you're really brave, your backyard (brrr!). Basically just sleep somewhere that isn't your bedroom. Build a pillow or blanket fort, pull out the sleeping bags, or pitch a real tent, it doesn't matter as long as you're safe, cozy, and warm. Spend some time with your family, play some games, go on an adventure, and have fun...that's all we ask!
WIN A PRIZE!
Over the weekend we have a series of challenges for you to participate in for your chance to win an awesome prize donated by The Outfitters (see bottom of page for details!). To enter the random prize draw, just complete the challenges below and submit a photo and caption using the Submission Form below. Each challenge and photo you submit will get you an entry in the draw. We'll be sharing the photos on our Council Facebook Page (with your permission) to show everyone how awesome you are! We'll also post some resources over the weekend that you can use to challenge yourself and have even more fun!
You must submit one Challenge Submission Form for each challenge you complete. At least one photo must be included and you can include up to 5. The submission deadline will be 7PM (Newfoundland Time) on Monday, March 29, 2021.
- Build a shelter indoors or outdoors for you or your family to sleep in!
- Help cook a meal. Don't forget dessert. Mmm!
- Get active outdoors! (go for a hike or snowshoe, build a snowman, lots of options)
- Play a board game. Maybe try a new one? (we're not responsible for any arguements while playing Monopoly!)
- Build a campfire. This could be a real one outdoors or a fake one indoors. (don't start fires in your house, please!)
- BONUS CHALLENGE (two prize entries): Use items around your house to build a device that will protect an egg when dropped from the ceiling. No cheating -- the egg can't be hard-boiled! Be careful when standing on a chair or step-stool.
Be creative, try new things, and most of all....have FUN!
Challenge Submission Form
We're selling an Activity Crest for this event for you to keep as a souvenir. Scouter Andrew Reid with the 1st United, Gander Scout Group designed the crest that you can view below. Crests measure 3x3 inches and can be pre-ordered for $3 using the Sign-Up Form above. Shipping rates and more details are provided in that form. Groups are encouraged to order crests for all of their participants. Individuals and families can also order crests. Final crest orders will be taken on Monday, March 29 and crests will be shipped within 6-8 weeks.
Payment details for the crest can be found on the sign-up form. The ideal payment method is by EMT to email@example.com with password: Jamboree.
For each challenge you complete and submit through the "Challenge Submission Form" you will get an entry into our prize draw...two entries for the BONUS Challenge! This awesome prize was donated by The Outfitters and will serve you well on more outdoor adventures!
With the original and legendary PocketRocket® stove at its foundation, the PocketRocket Stove Kit has everything you need to cook-and-eat for two in the backcountry. At its core, the simple, rugged stove delivers fast boil times at camp for quick meals after a long day. Two color-matching dish sets include our ultralight Insulated Mugs, DeepDish™ Bowls and folding sporks. Everything nests inside the 2 liter aluminum pot to create an impressively lightweight and space-efficient kit for backpacking duos.