2007 Join-In-Jamboree Centenary Camp
Venue: Gordon Park, Matopos
Date: 10 to 13 August 2007
Invitation to: Scouts and Cub Scouts
Opening parade: 12 noon Friday 10 August 2007
Update Notice No. 3
Thank you for your reply to our invitiation to join with 600 other Cub
Scouts, Scouts and Leaders from all around Zimbabwe in celebrating
Scouting’s One Hundredth Anniversary.
You are reminded that it is your responsibility to get to and from
Gordon Park, to provide your own tents, catering equipment and food
for the duration of the camp. In short you must be self-contained. The
Camp Staff are only offering the venue and activity bases, some of
which Leaders from other Provinces must be prepared to supervise.
Further information is as follows:
1. Activity Bases.
Activity bases will be set up in Gordon Park. These bases will only be used when a reliable adult is in
charge and is supervising the activity.
2. Over-night hike.
There will be an over-night hike, for able, fit Scouts only, to places of historical interest with which Lord
Baden-Powell was associated. The distance of this hike is approximately 30 kilometres. You will be
carrying your own kit. Owing to the camp being of only four day’s duration, not everyone will have the
opportunity to hike, as each group of hikers will be led by a specially trained Hike Leader. You will need
to ensure that you have a ruck-sack or suitable bag to carry your sleeping bag/blankets, pots, food,
spare clothing, jersey and any other kit you usually take hiking. Water bottles and hat are essential.
Water for cooking and to top up your water bottles will be available at your night campsite.
Those of the contingent who do not want to go on the hike will remain in Gordon Park. Please remember
to leave food and pots to cook in with them. Plan carefully.
3. Half-day hikes.
Cub Scouts and those Scouts not going on the main hike will have the opportunity of a half-day hike to
World’s View. However, a charge of $10 000 for those under 12 years of age, and $20 000 for older
Scouts, is payable to National Monuments at World’s View. Climbing Shumba Shaba, a high kopje just
outside of Gordon Park will also be offered. All you will need for these hikes is a water bottle, hat and
good hiking shoes/boots.
4. Chilly nights.
The night temperatures in August can be cold, and rain is also possible. Bring warm clothing and a
A campfire will be held each night in Gordon Park. Be Prepared to sing.
6. Centenary Church Parade.
The Centenary Church Parade will be held in the open air St. George’s Chapel at 1200 hours on Sunday
12 August. Please bring your Cub Scout Pack and Scout Troop flags as Colours will be paraded during
the Service. The Service is interdenominational, followed by a Catholic Mass. Attendance at the Service
7. Camp Newspaper.
A camp newspaper will be published daily. If you wish to contribute, speak to the Editor who will be in
8. Camp shop.
It is hoped that a camp shop will be in operation. Bring some money.
9. First aid.
The camp first aid post will be maned by a trained MARS first aider. Any Scout who is on medication
must ensure that he has sufficient medicine for the duration of the camp. Contingents/Troops are to
have their own first aid box for minor cuts and scratches.
If you have a camera, bring it. A small notepad and pencil would be useful in keeping your personal
dairy as well as to record the names and addresses of new friends.
Looking forward to meeting you all.
PO Box 929, Bulawayo.
Update Notice No. 1
100th Anniversary Thanks Giving Service:
•12 noon Sunday 12 August 2007
This service is open to all former Scouts
and their families who wish to celebrate the
100th Anniversary of Scouting. Please bring
your own food and refreshments for the
braai following the service.
•Activity bases located in Gordon Park.
•Visits to places of interest nearby.
•Overnight hikes to places that Baden-Powell was associated with.
(This activity will be limited in numbers and to Scouts only. Hiking kit will
•Transport: Contingents are to make their own arrangements to arrive in
Gordon Park by 1000 hours on 10 August and depart after 1500 hours on
13 August 2007.
•Tentage: Contingents are to provide their own tents/camping equipment.
•Cooking: Contingents are to do their own catering.
•Cost: A participation fee of $100 000 per Provincial contingent.
•Souvenirs: A camp shop will be operating.
Only those Scout Troops/Cub Scout Packs who have registered their
participation, giving expected numbers, through their respective Provincial
Commissioners will be accepted.
Closing date for participation: Provincial Commissioners must notify the Joinin-
Centenary Camp co-ordinator by 15 June 2007.
Further information: Participating contingents will be sent further information
after 15 June 2007.
For more information, contact:-
P O Box 929,