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Kent International Jamboree


Every four years, Kent International Jamboree or KIJ is run in the county. It brings Scouts and Guides from all over the world to Kent to experience Kentish Life and adventurous activities.

The most recent was the 2022, originally planned for 2021, but postponed due to the pandemic it was the largest Kent Scouts event since COVID.

See the website.

Kent County camps where held 1932 at Mote Park and 1934 - Danson Park. The table below is when they started to be called Jamborees.

Year Location Number of Campers Number of Groups UK Overseas Camp Leader
1994 Kent Showground, Detling 1253 90 12 7 Tony
1998 Kent Showground, Detling 1955 Tony
2003 Dibgate Army Camp, Folkstone 1439 66 57 9 Tony
2009 The Shaws, Girl Guiding Camspite, Cudam 2101 110 98 12 Dean
2013 Kent Showground, Detling 6300 29 Andy
2017 Kent Showground, Detling 5600 204 173 31 Andy
2022 Kent Showground, Detling 4500 187 170 17 Andy
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