This is the official website for international participants of the Swiss National Jamboree 2021 (and those who are interested to become participants). In the following, we will provide you with all the information you need to know to be able to pre-register your contingent.
24th of July to 7th of August 2021
Scouts will turn a part of the valley in the beautiful Goms region in the Canton of Wallis / Valais into a gigantic campsite!
Patrols of 6 participants plus 1 adult leader (over 18 years old). 1-3 patrols will form a unit. Each unit will be matched with a Swiss unit to facilitate inter-cultural exchange and logistics. But do not worry, for the pre-registration we will only ask for an approximate number of patrols (of 6+1 people each) and we will figure out the mixing and matching at a later stage.*
Participants must form units of scouts (10-14 years) or venture scouts (14-17 years)
Each country must select one responsible as Head of Contingent (HOC) who is at least 21 years old. So, if you are an interested individual or group, please coordinate with your National Scout Organisation and the International Commissioner to join a contingent (or form one).
A typical summer camp of a Swiss scout group costs about 200.- to 300.- CHF per participant. Included in this amount are often transportation, food, camp activities and accommodation. For our Swiss National Jamboree we expect higher costs due to more complex administrative and logistic tasks. The target price is 500.- CHF for international units per person (leaders and participants). A percentage of this amount will have to be paid until 60 days after registering the contingent by the end of September 2020. The rest will be required in spring 2021. This includes: all camp activities, food and beverages for the duration of the camp, access to the campsite, a souvenir (scarf, shirt or similar) plus the transportation from any Swiss train station to the campsite by public transport. Please understand, that at the current moment we are not able to communicate more exact and more definite numbers.
Individuals: Please note that here you cannot register individually for the Swiss National Jamboree. Please either reach out to your NSO if you are interested to join the camp so you can be connected to others and form a unit (of 6+1) or wait for the official staff registration opening in summmer 2020.
The Swiss participants can pre-register their units for the camp about 18 months in advance (March 2020). With this pre-registration the main camp-lead of the mova camp has the needed size of units and the count of participants in total. Based upon the numbers we can estimate and define the costs per participant. the final camp costs for Swiss participnts are published in September 2020. If you are a Swiss participant at mova, you find more information on the costs of the camp in our wikimova.
In the Swiss National Jamboree “mova” we experience movement in every respect. We move all the scouts in Switzerland – and some beyond – to the Goms Valley. Throughout the programme we will experience movement of physical and mental nature through personal progress and the broadening of our horizons. Not only do the tectonic plates (on which the the sub-camps will be stationed) move; we move towards each other: Scouts from different language regions of Switzerland as well as from different countries will all be part of the approximately 25’000 scouts populating a single gigantic campsite for two weeks. Together we can move mountains!
The Swiss National Jamboree takes place roughly every twelve to fourteen years. In 2021, we will stay on one camp site in the beautiful canton of Wallis (Valais).Each participating Swiss scout group will have their own camp site within the Jamboree. International units will be paired with Swiss units after the registration and have one camp ground together, with a camp ground size that takes their total group size into account. This amazing opportunity gives you the possibility to share your daily camp life with your Swiss hosts. Together as one group, you and your Swiss hosts will book programme units and organise own ones. So, you will have the same national Jamboree experience as every other participating Swiss unit. The programme will be very similar to “normal” Swiss scout camps. Besides camping outdoors, this means a lot of different activities. From sportive games, creative experiences to hiking the beautiful hills and valleys of Switzerland – you will definitely get to know Swiss scouting. As it is a national Jamboree, there will also be special activities that you can book together with your Swiss host group. Not to forget the opening and closing ceremonies, which will bring us all together. Further information about the programme will be available at a later stage.
About the registration process: Our aim is to provide Swiss scouts and guides with the possibility to meet scouts from different nations as well as to offer you the unique experience of a Swiss National Jamboree in the middle of the beautiful mountains.
When pre-registering your group, please keep this in mind: Patrols are made up of 6 participants plus 1 adult leader (over 18 years old). 1-3 patrols will form a unit. Each unit will be matched with a Swiss unit to facilitate inter-cultural exchange and logistics. But do not worry, for the pre-registration we will only ask for an approximate number of patrols (of 6+1 people each) and we will figure out the unit configuration, mixing and matching at a later stage.*
Each country (NSO) must select one responsible as Head of Contingent (HOC) who is at least 21 years old. This person is our first line of contact for the registration in summer 2020. With the pre-registration, you show us your interest to participate and to be part of mova but we will not ask for any fees or other commitment.
So, if you are an interested individual or group, please coordinate with your National Scout Organisation and the International Commissioner to join a contingent (or form one).
Age: Participants must form units of scouts (10-14 years) or venture scouts (14-17 years).
To pre-register, you need at least one patrol(6 participants + 1 leader). Feel free to pre-register as many patrols as you wish. But please be aware that a patrol needs to consist of participants of their respective age group, reflecting our NSO`s age structure:
Scouts: 10-14 years
Venture scounts: 14-17 years
So, if you are an interested individual or group, please coordinate with your National Scout Organisation and the International Commissioner to join a contingent (or form one). Alternatively, you can participate as mova-staff. The staff opening is in summer 2020.
By April 30th 2020, you will get the confirmation about whether or not your pre-registered units can participate or an update on the registration process. With this confirmation, you will get further information and your point of contact for any questions also. Please be aware that if we are in the lucky situation to have more international applicants than we have space allocated for, we may have to reject some units of a large contingent in order to create the opportunity for scouts from a wide range of countries to participate and thereby promote diversity.
*We are aware that there was another ratio indicated on our Save The Date flyer. However, in order to better match Swiss and international units, the ratio is now 6+1.