Chamboree – getting there and away

Right, my hearties.


We will have nearly 100 pirates arriving at Chamboree, and 100 pirates leaving Chamboree, and we don’t want to lose any along the way, so please take note of the instructions and information below!


Here is the general advice about arriving and leaving as published by Chamboree.

Young people who are being driven are fairly self contained, but please follow the routes that are described in the link above. They are very specific.

Some young people will arrive by train. Make sure you book transport from the train station to the camp with Chamboree before the end of June.

Others are flying in to Manchester airport with leaders. On arrival you will take a taxi or shuttle to the camp. It takes about 30 minutes, and you can use Uber, or there is a taxi service

In a couple of cases there are unaccompanied young people flying. For these cases we will ask the young person to hitch hike to Chamboree. For these cases, we will detach scout leaders from setting up camp, and they will go from Chamboree to Manchester airport to find the young person, and make sure they are safely brought back. As this will lead to extra fees (e.g. parking, petrol) there will be an extra charge for this. Where possibly, try to get your young person flying with others from your group / area and please try to help us by giving us good information about which flights have been booked.


… and remember, keep your sails tight, and your eye on true north, and you might just avoid Davy Jones Locker!