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Australian Jamboree  -  2016


What is it?

What is the Australian Jamboree? Well, it’s only the biggest and best event in the Australian Scouting calendar… so big in fact, that it only runs every three years! The 2016 Australian Jamboree (or AJ2016) is the 24th Australian Jamboree, where over 12,000 Scouts will converge on a location somewhere around Australia to camp for 2 glorious weeks of fun, fantastic adventure and friendship.


When is it?

The Australian Jamboree 2016 will be start on Sunday, 3rd January 2016 and finish on Wednesday, 13th January 2016 (excluding move in and out dates).


Where is it?

AJ2016 will be held at the Cataract Scout Park located on the edge of Cataract Lake (or Dam… depends how you look at it!), in New South Wales, Australia. While a great deal of activities will be held onsite, such as Abseiling, BMX bike riding, and a High Ropes course, there will also be a range of offsite activities. These offsite activities range from taking the kids on tours of Sydney, to a visit to a Theme Park, and much, much more!


3rd of Jan - 13th Jan 2016



Cataract Scout Park NSW



  • Scouts (10-14 years of age)

  • Venturers, who attend as Junior Service Leaders (16-18 years of age)

  • Leaders & Rovers (18+ years of age)

Sail Day


Saturday 1st of August our Joey group will be having a sleepover in the hall, and will be joined by Joeys from Bacchus Marsh for water activities on Sunday. Cubs, Scouts and Venturers are most welcome to join us on Sunday.


Activities will include:


  • Trips out around Hobsons Bay in both the new power boat and the inflatable

  • If we have enough helpers we may also rig a sail boat and do short trips around the Bay

  • Paddling around the protected area in canoes and sit-on kayaks

  • BBQ lunch provided!


The forecast at this stage is for dry weather and slightly warmer than it has been the last weeks,

but crew will need to bring:


  • Waterproof jacket (in case it does rain and also useful for boat spray)

  • Runners or shoes that can get wet (no thongs or Crocs)

  • A towel and change of clothes in case you get wet.


Assistance from parents to launch and retrieve boats and wrangle kayaks will be most appreciated!


The boat shed will be open from 11am and we aim to be packed up by 4pm.


Sunday 2nd August 2015. 11-4pm



WIlliamstown boatshed.

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