KIJ22 Update - Bookings Extended

17th December 2021

KIJ22 Update

Following the closing of our booking system on the 30th November we want to touch base and update you all on the progress of Kent International Jamboree 2022.

We are looking forward to an amazing international event, filled with fun, action and adventure. Planning is ramping up and we will soon be able to share with you exciting things such as our subcamps and our programme. However, we are sure you all appreciate there is a great deal to consider when delivering a major event, and with the pandemic at the forefront of everything we do and plan for currently, so, although we are really excited, we are progressing with caution, continuing to review our plans regularly, whilst looking forward to delivering KIJ22 next summer.

We understand the challenges faced by Group Leadership Teams whilst booking to attend our Jamboree next year after the phased return to face-to-face Scouting has meant that some Groups won’t know actual numbers until January or February next year. We are also aware of some Groups that decided to pull out because of this issue as well as some Groups that did not book as potentially it involved a lot of co-ordination and collection of information for an event that may not go ahead. For those that have booked, and paid deposits, we appreciate, and thank you for all the hard work and time invested to book in as many participants as possible within the timescales we provided.

With all feedback in mind, we are really happy to announce that we have listened and have made the decision to keep the bookings system open until 31st January 2022 to allow for adjustments, additions and new bookings alike. We hope this news gives every young person who would like to join us the opportunity to take part in KIJ22.

As part of this we would really appreciate if you could please keep the KIJ Team informed of any change in your bookings circumstances and the additions you intend to make by emailing admin@kij.org.uk.

Yours in Scouting,

Andy Trill, KIJ Camp Chief

Neil Gearing, KIJ Finance Manager

Des Harris, Chair Kent Scouts

Dean Harding, County Commissioner Kent Scouts

Author: Dave Norris

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