Kernow is Cornish for Cornwall
Here in the beautiful county of Cornwall we’re very proud of our unique culture and traditions and we love to share this with visitors from across the Tamar (the river that divides most of Cornwall from the rest of the UK)

If you want to learn more about the Cornish language try the Cornish Language Partnership site

What is Kernow 2017?

Kernow 2017 is an international Jamboree for Scouts, Explorer Scouts, Guides and Senior Section. We’re planning a week long adventure full of activities, entertainment and opportunities to meet new friends.

The event is being organised by a team of volunteers representing Cornwall Scouts and Girl Guiding Cornwall.


When is Kernow Jamboree

Kernow will be held in the Summer of 2017

Arrivals and Opening Ceremony: Saturday 29th July 2017

Closing Ceremony Friday 4th August 2017

Departure Saturday 5th August 2017

We hope some of our Staff team will be able to arrive a little earlier and leave a little later to get things ready and take it all down again (and don’t forget the staff “thank you” party after the event is over)

How much is it to take part?

Participants (Scouts/Explorers/Guides/Senior Section)

Early Bird Participant  Bookings before 14th February 2017: £150

Bookings after 14th February 2017: £170

Adults attending with groups £75

Fees for participants and leaders include T-shirt, Badge and Neckerchief/Scarf

More details on group prices: http://www.kernowjamboree.org.uk/groups/

Group/Leader prices do not include catering



Staff (18 years+ and Youth Staff)

£70 – Fees for Staff include T-Shirt, Neckerchief, Staff Party after the Jamboree and full Catering (Including any days onsite before and after the Jamboree)

More details on staff prices: http://www.kernowjamboree.org.uk/staff/

What about food?

The group fee does not include food.
Groups attending will need to provide their own food and catering equipment

As in 2013 we expect to be offering:
a freezer block freezing facility
-central delivery van “receiving area”
-a small shop offering basic food items such as bread and milk
-evening hot food available for purchase from the cafe (to be confirmed)

Asda and Sainsburys succesfully provided an excellent delivery service in 2013.
In the town of Bomdin there is an Asda (24hrs), Sainsburys and a Lidl as well as numerous smaller shops and takeaway food outlets




The Staff fee does include catering.

Can I join the Jamboree staff team?


We will need plenty of willing volunteers to build and run our little tent town.

Over the coming months we also need help with the planning, we want your input on bands to book, activities to run, the design of our t-shirts, the layout of the site and all the other tiny things that come together to make a Jamboree. If you think you could be a part of this, please get in touch.

During the Jamboree

There are loads of diverse jobs that we need to fill, we need people to run the stage, to help on activities, to clean toilets, secure the site, provide safety cover on the water, produce the camp newspaper and show around VIPs to name just a few of the jobs.  We are sure there is something to suit everyone who want to be a part of the team.


What activities can we take part in?

The planning team are still finalising the full range of activities on offer, you can rest assured there will be plenty of adventure on offer both onsite and off including the opportunity to get out on the water.

What about Cubs and Brownies?

We’ll be holding a special visitors day for our younger sections so that they too can experience a glimpse of life at a Jamboree.

Some of the Scouts and Guides attending in 2017 will have visited the event on the Cub and Brownie day in 2013 and I’m sure they’ll tell you it’s a really good way for younger members to see what adventures are on offer.

Join us for the day on Wednesday August 2nd 2017

Link: Cub & Brownie Day

Is there a theme?

Of course – we love a good theme!


We’re celebrating exploration, discovery and the wide range of cultures all around the world.
Our subcamps are named to celebrate the spirit of exploration






Solar (Staff Subcamp)

When you get assigned to a subcamp you might want to start about how you’re going to decorate your campsite!






Will there be evening activities?

Our entertainments team are working hard on a full programme of evening entertainment, discos, live music, campfires, talent shows and more

We're visiting from overseas, can you help us??

Our International team is here to support and help, international@kernowjamboree.org.uk

Will there be merchandise?

If you’re like most of the planning team, much of your ‘weekend wardrobe’ is made up of event t-shirts and hoodys so there will definitely be merchandise on offer!

Everyone will get a t-shirt & scarf as part of their fee and additional clothing, badges and souvenirs will be available for purchase.  Some merchandise will need to be pre-ordered for collection at the Jamboree (such as hoodys) to ensure you get exactly what you want.