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Info for Kernow Crew

Hello from Kernow HQ!

The days are counting down now until the start of our jamboree.

Thank you for volunteering to help deliver an amazing experience for the units that will be attending.

Hopefully the information included here will answer any questions you might have and prepare you for arriving at the jamboree site.

We have 46 units attending, equating to 670 young people and 210 adults.

The Kernow Crew team itself is a 120 (at time of writing) strong team. All in all, 1000 Scouters and Guiders will be together at Stithians; something to really celebrate and enjoy following the past couple years of restrictions.

Crew roles

We hope we have been able to allocate you to one of your preferred role choices. Your role allocation has been emailed to you. The role itself within that team may still need to be agreed with you – particularly for those of you allocated to the activity team. 

We hope you will also be flexible and lend a hand in other areas when needed, especially on unit arrival day.

Please note that role allocations are not set in stone – they may change as we get closer to Kernow 2022.

Arrival day

Arrival day for the Kernow Crew is Friday 29th July (if you are not already on site helping with the build).  We would like Crew to arrive between 9am and 12:30pm.

Upon arrival, you will be directed to the info centre to sign in. All crew will need to prove their identity, ideally a photo ID, such as a driving license or passport.  You’ll be shown where the crew camping area is and can set up your tent.

You will need a packed lunch for this day.

There will be team inductions at 2pm, followed by setting up of areas. The first crew meal will be at 6pm, and at 7:30pm there will be a full crew briefing. The bar and evening entertainments will open after that.

Getting to the site

If you are driving to the site, and using a SatNav to find the Showground, please use the postcode TR3 7DP, but please follow any Kernow Jamboree signs as you get closer to the Showground.

If you are arriving by public transport, we are happy to collect you from a nearby station and bring you to the jamboree site. If you are travelling by train, the nearest train station is Redruth which is on the main line, for coaches, Truro, Redruth or Penryn are likely to be the closest drop off points.  If you would like this service, please email [email protected] with your expected arrival time and pick up point.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Safeguarding

As a member of either the Scout or Guide movements we expect you to already have a valid DBS check. If you are are not a member of the Scouts or Guides please email [email protected] so that we can arrange this for you.

We also expect all Scout and guide members to have undertaken your association’s latest safeguarding training.  Please ensure your training is up to date and take the necessary actions if it is due to expire, or will expire during the jamboree.

You can access the safeguarding information for the Scouts by clicking here, and for the guides by clicking here.

We will run a safeguarding session at the jamboree for any non-members.

We also ask that all attending the jamboree read the Young People First code of practice, which can be found here.

Jamboree Clothing

We have teamed up with Onestop Scouting to offer you a range of jamboree merchandise – available to purchase now.

Pay for postage and have them delivered to your home, or you can collect for free from the Jamboree site – just select ‘click and collect’ instead of United Kingdom, and make sure you select collect from Kernow2022.

Go to to see the full range… From beanies, to hoodies, caps to onesies, there is loads of gear there at great prices. Choose to wear your subcamp colour or jamboree purple.

Don’t forget, everyone will be given a Kernow badge and their subcamp badge, but extra badges are available to order now too.


The table below shows the entertainment plan for the week – both the main entertainment for the units, and the entertainment being provided in the adult hub.

Main entertainmentAdult Hub Entertainment
Friday 29th Live band
Saturday 30thOur opening ceremony will take place on the main stage, followed by music and disco with DJ StanOpening ceremony
Bar will open after ceremony
Sunday 31stCome and watch the live band performance on the main stage, visit the circus tent or do some badge swappingCheese and wine
A small charge will apply and there will be a sign-up sheet.
Monday 1stThe first of our themed nights.  The theme is ‘Explore your world’ – dress up in a costume that represents your subcamp.  Come and dance at the main stage disco.  Visit the circus tent or have a game of BingoRace night  
Tuesday 2ndIts quiz time…Each subcamp will put forward a team for your interactive main stage quiz.  Following this will be campfire, so don’t forget to pack your campfire blankets.Bingo
Classic game of Bingo with prizes to be won.
Wednesday 3rdYou’ve heard of Britain’s Got Talent… well here’s Kernow’s Got Talent. Our subcamp semi finalists will perform on the main stage. The winner getting a spot in the closing ceremony on Friday. And another chance to dress up in our second themed night – this time superheroes.  Grab some popcorn and come and watch a super film in our outdoor cinema.Craft night
Bring a craft along to share and teach others.
Thursday 4thIt’s carnival night – lots of noise, lots of colour and lots of partyingPub quiz
Friday 5thTime for our closing ceremony and to say goodbye to each other, but not before one last dance at the Kernow Disco.Closing ceremony
Bar will open after closing ceremony.
Saturday 6th Crew farewell party
With a live band.

Adult hub

The adult subcamp is called Darwin and is where Kernow Crew will be camping and eating. Unit leaders over 18 will be able to enter the adult hub in the evenings where there will be a bar selling beers, wines and some spirits, plus entertainment and music will also be provided.

This is the only place on the site where alcohol can be consumed, and no one is permitted to bring their own alcohol onto the Jamboree.

All adults are expected to follow the Scout policy on alcohol, which can be found by clicking here.

Any adults wishing to buy and consume alcohol, must be considered ‘off duty’, with other appropriate adults back on the main jamboree site looking after the participants.  They should not have any further involvement with youth participants that evening and must be fit to carry out their duties or participate in activities the following morning.


This is the central area of our jamboree and will be a hub of activity throughout the week.  Here you will find the info centre who are there to help with any queries you have during your stay.  You will be able to charge mobile phone/power packs for a small fee.

Also in basecamp you’ll find a number of retail and food outlets.

We are lucky to be hosting ‘The Cornish Barista’ this year who will be offering great coffee, scrummy snacks and meals alongside fantastic homemade cakes.

There will be a tuck shop selling sweet treats, ice-creams, drinks and snacks.

Our corner shop is there for those essential purchases – need some extra milk? Run out of bread? Somebody forget their toothbrush? We’ll have all of the essentials.

Our Kernow Store – need that Kernow onesie, or can’t leave camp without more badges for the blanket? Come and see us, there will be something for everyone.

Money at the Jamboree site

We are encouraging cashless transactions at the Jamboree.  The adult hub will be card/contactless only.  The retail shops in basecamp will accept cash but contactless is preferred. 

There will not be an ATM or cashback facility at the Jamboree.