Chamboree 2018

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for Chamboree 2018 closed on Friday 9th March 2018. We are sorry but no further registrations will be accepted.

British Scouting Overseas are very excited to be sending a contingent of Scouts/Explorers to the hugely popular, one-week Chamboree international jamboree during the summer of 2018.

What is Chamboree?

Chamboree is a huge international jamboree, bringing up to 5,000 Scouts and Guides on an amazing week stuffed full of fun, freedom, and adventure. There will be an exciting programme of activities with every day and night packed full and opportunities to make new friendships from around the world.

Last year, more than seventy BSO members enjoyed a brilliant summer camp at Poacher 2017. Chamboree 2018 will be a similar camp to last year. Our young people gave us loads of feedback after the camp, which you can read on our Poacher 2017 feedback page. We recommend you read this as it will give you a good idea what to expect this year.

For more information about Chamboree 2018, check out the official website here.

For ongoing news and updates, click here.


Our Chamboree blog: Important news and information for when we set sail for Chamboree. Once the voyage has started this will become the Captain’s Blog where we will share the adventures of the BSO Buccaneers.



When is Chamboree?

Chamboree takes place Saturday 28th July to Saturday 4th August 2018

Where is Chamboree?

Chamboree will be at the Cheshire Showground, Tabley Nr Knutsford Cheshire, UK WA16 0JE. The showground is only 15 minutes from Manchester airport and under 2 hours from London by train. Location map/street view of entrance can be viewed here.

How can I get to Chamboree?

Transport to and from the camp can be arranged from Knutsford train station or Manchester airport but it will be parent’s responsibility to get the young person to the train station, airport or to physically drop him/her at the camp site.

Who can come to Chamboree?

Youth members: Any member of BSO aged between 10 and 18 can attend Chamboree 2018 as a participant – that’s those born between 28 July 2000 and 28 July 2008.

How much is Chamboree?

For youth participants, the total price is £250 for the week. This includes all activities, food and camping equipment. A £10 discount will be given to everyone paying in-full by the 19th February 2018.

For adult leaders, staff, and young leaders (no activities) the total price is £80 for the week.

The cost of this event should NOT be a barrier to attending Chamboree 2018. Parents of any young person from BSO who wishes to attend the camp, but have a low-family-income should contact us in complete confidence as we may be able to offer some financial assistance if there is genuine hardship.

We hope you’re as excited as us about joining our second BSO-organised annual camp and urge you to advertise this Jamboree amongst your members – young and adult.

If you have any questions about Chamboree 2018, please contact Nathan Prince.