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Info for leaders

Hello from Kernow HQ!

The days are counting down now until the start of our jamboree. I’m sure like us, you are starting to prepare for your arrival at Kernow Jamboree. Hopefully the information included here will help with that and answer some of those burning questions you might have.

Please share this information with all adults that are attending with your unit and use it help prepare your young people.

If there is anything else you want to know please drop us an email at [email protected] and we will do our best to provide an answer to you.

Leader’s Resources

We’ve created a new page for resources such as email headers, letterhead templates and things to send to parents to hype them for Kernow! Take a look here.

Subcamp Allocation

Our subcamps, and your home for the jamboree, are named after people who have either conquered, explored or made great discoveries in their respective fields.  More information about the people we have chosen to name our subcamps after have been posted on our social media channels.

We have a great team running the subcamps, and your subcamp leader will be in touch with you soon to say hello and offer any help they can.


  • Woodlands Explorer Scouts
  • 2nd St Austell / Mid Cornwall ESU
  • 1st St Austell
  • Five Carns Explorers
  • Yaxley Scouts
  • Wilton Explorer Unit
  • Red Bandits ESU
  • Leatherhead District Explorers
  • Whistley 2000 Scout Group
  • Mayhill Huntley
  • Piskies ESU
  • Torpoint Explorers


  • Worthing Scouts
  • Stithians Scouts
  • 5th Newquay Scout Group
  • Camelford District
  • 1st Okehampton Scouts
  • The Seas and The Saints
  • 1st Mylor Scout Group
  • 3rd St Paul’s Cray Scouts
  • 2nd Bere Alston
  • 1st Tregadillett Guides
  • 3rd St Austell


  • 1st Crediton Scout Group
  • 1st St Columb / 1st Wadebridge Guides and Rangers
  • 2nd Kimberley & 1st Keyworth
  • Camborne Guides and Rangers
  • 3rd Exeter Rangers and Guernsey Guides
  • 1st Roborough Scouts
  • Marchwood Scout Group
  • 5th Exeter Guides
  • 9th Worcester Scout Group
  • 4th Falmouth
  • 18th Truro, St George’s, Sea Scouts


  • 1st Launceston ESU
  • 2nd Andover Sea Scouts
  • Bradford on Avon Pegasus Scout Group
  • 1st Somerton Scout Group
  • 2nd Bude (Jacobstow) Scout Group
  • 1st Bude Scouts
  • Penwith Scouts
  • 2nd Torpoint Scouts
  • 1st Illogan
  • 1st Broughton Gifford and Holt Scouts
  • 1st St Minver
  • 1st Newquay
  • 1st Redruth Guides and Rangers

Subcamp gateways

We would love you to decorate the subcamps and entrances to your own areas. Please bring anything along with you that you need to do this. There will be a competition for the best camp gateway.

Subcamp programme day

Your subcamp leaders are planning a day of activities for you on Sunday 31st July.  More information about this to follow.

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.

Themed evenings

As well as the daytime activity programme there will be entertainment and events on the main stage and the basecamp area.

Although these are all optional, we would strongly encourage you to get your unit joining in as it will all add to their jamboree experience.

Saturday 30thOur opening ceremony will take place on the main stage, followed by music and disco with DJ Stan.
Sunday 31stCome and watch the live band performance on the main stage, visit the circus tent or do some badge swapping.
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 Bingo.
Tuesday 2ndIt’s 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.
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.
Thursday 4thIt’s Carnival night – lots of noise, lots of colour and lots of partying.
Friday 5thTime for our closing ceremony and to say goodbye to each other, but not before one last dance at the Kernow Disco.

Adults will also be able to join in with the entertainment in the adult hub.

Health forms/notifications and risk assessments

Please follow your respective Scout or Guide rules on notifications needed for taking young people on a residential experience.

Scout units

You should complete a nights away notification and send to your local commissioner. If none of your leaders hold either a campsite or greenfield camping permit, please contact the info team – we can appoint one of the Jamboree team to sponsor you.

If you are unsure of the process please refer to your organisation guidance page.

Girl Guiding units

You should speak to your commissioner and send them the first part of the residential event notification (REN) form. Include the relevant supporting documents including a risk assessment.

Your commissioner will consult with the relevant advisers and confirm approval.

If you are unsure of the process please refer to your organisation guidance page.

All units

It is your responsibility to complete the appropriate notification process.  Where you are asked to supply written risk assessments, these should include things such as travel, group control, unit catering, in touch system etc. You don’t need to do any activity specific risk assessments – these will be done by the Jamboree team. 

You must also ensure you have the appropriate permissions, contact information and health/medical information about the young people who are coming with you. We will not be asking you to provide copies to us other than the information you will have supplied on the data gather sheet already.

It is also the unit leader’s responsibility to ensure all adults attending have a valid DBS check.  All adults will also be asked to show photo ID on arrival day.

In addition to general health and consent information, there are some activity specific permissions that will be needed. These are for

  • Air rifle shooting
  • Coasteering Adventures water activity centre

The relevant forms are on the info for parents page.

Arrival Day

We will open the gates to Jamboree from 10am on Saturday 30th July.  For those who are travelling from other areas of the Country, you can arrive earlier, but will be held in the reception area until the site opens, so where possible please build your journey around this.

For local groups we suggest a late morning/early afternoon arrival.

If 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.

Upon arrival, members of the Kernow Crew will help direct you to your subcamp.

Please follow all marshal directions, one-way systems and speed limits operating on the site.

Unloading Kit

There will be no unofficial vehicle access onto the subcamps. Participants will need to carry their personal kit onto the jamboree site from the drop off/carpark areas.  We will operate a kit/trailer shuttle service from the designated parking areas for those needing to move unit kit/trailers. We will have trailers available to assist those arriving with kit in a coach.

Closer to the time we will send out a windscreen pass so that our marshals can identify easily which vehicles need to park in which area.

Food shopping and deliveries

Just 7 miles from Stithians, heading southeast towards Falmouth a range of supermarkets can be found in the Penryn and Falmouth area. These include Asda, Tesco, Lidl and Iceland.

Heading North from Stithians, again for about 7 miles, in the Redruth and Camborne area you can find Tesco Extra, Morrision, Lidl and Aldi. And a little further away in Truro there is also a Sainsbury.

Tesco and Asda have a delivery service. If you are using this, please put the following note on your order for the delivery driver:

Delivery is to Kernow Scout Jamboree at Stithians Showground. Please use postcode TR3 7DP, BUT please follow any Kernow Jamboree signs as you get closer to the Showground.

On the day of delivery please let the gate staff know the approximate time of delivery and leave them with a telephone number so they can phone you when your shopping arrives.

Kit lists

The items listed here are additional items of kit that participants will need/may wish to bring. This doesn’t replace your usual camp kit list which you may also wish to issue.  Please remember that although this Jamboree is taking place in August, Cornwall can often see an amount of ‘liquid sunshine’, so please pack for all weathers.

  • Fancy dress/themed clothing for the evening entertainment programme
  • Shoes for coasteering – these will need to be ones that can go in the sea and get wet.
  • Wetsuit (optional). Wetsuits will be available for those who don’t have their own.
    • Don’t forget swimming stuff, towel etc too!

Group camping kit

For your group camping kit you should bring everything you need to cook, eat and sleep essentially. There is no shortage of space at Stithians so pitch sizes will be fairly generous, but please be sensible – no massive marquees!

Please note the following points when packing your group kit:

  • All units must have a fire blanket in your cooking area.
  • Open fires are not permitted
  • Generators are not permitted
  • BBQ – gas BBQs only please
  • There will be no power to individual subcamps/unit areas

Activity information

The following table tells you the activities zones you will do on each day.

PeakeAdrenalinWaveDiscoverInto the wildKernopoly
KingsleyDiscoverKernopolyWaveAdrenalinInto the wild
LandryWaveInto the wildKernopolyDiscoverAdrenalin
RamsdenKernopolyAdrenalinInto the wildWaveDiscover

There are three zones based on site – Adrenalin, Into the wild and Discover.

And two off site: Wave and Kernopoly.

You’ll find out more about these and the specific activities within them when you get to the jamboree, but there are few things to note for the two off site days.

Firstly, all transport is provided. There will be coaches collecting you from the jamboree site. You will be told what time you will leaving site once at the jamboree – but generally it will be around 8am, and you will return to site by 6pm.


You’ll be heading out to explore new places in Cornwall in a real-life game of Monopoly. You’ll be given tickets which cover public transport trains and buses in Cornwall and a list of suggested places which are of interest. There will be challenges and tasks to do along the way, and why not dress up for the day as a famous explorer or adventurer…. Bonus points will be on offer!

You will need a packed lunch for this day or chose to eat out.

For larger units, you’ll be able to split into smaller groups if you wish, but each group must have adults with it who are able to join a WhatsApp group for the day to keep in touch with the Kernow Crew in charge.

Please complete and return the adult participation sheet so we know how many of your adults are taking part in this activity.


Wave is the offsite water day. You will be taken to Praa Sands where the activities on offer are surfing or coasteering (youth participants will do one of these). You will also be able to swim in the sea as the beach is lifeguard controlled. We will also provide a range of beach games and activities.

The water activities are being provided for youth participants only.

However, there may be some capacity within the sessions to offer adults the chance to take part as well.  This will be on a first come first serve basis and there will be a cost (which we will conform shortly, but not more than £30).  For now, please complete the adult participation sheet to tell us if you have adults interested in taking part.

You will need a packed lunch for this day.

Adult hub

The adult subcamp is called Darwin and is where our 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, with entertainment and music 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.

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 and freeze any cool blocks you have brought with you.

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.

Rowes Bakery pre-order

We’ve teamed up with a Cornish bakery to offer a pre-order service of pasties/pies and cakes.  This could be a perfect way to take the hassle out of preparing a packed lunch for one of your days out.  Items will need to be pre ordered – you can do that now. Simply fill in the pre order form included with the pre-jamboree information email and send it back to us. 

This service is available for collection from midday Saturday 30th July (arrival day) until midday Saturday 6th August (departure day), and payment will be taken at the jamboree.

Gas supplies

We will have a bottle gas stockist on site selling Flogas and Campingaz. As we’re sure you can appreciate gas costs are unstable at the moment, so we are not able to provide prices for these yet.  They are recommending that anyone who wants to collect or exchange gas pre-orders this, so please send an email to [email protected] to make arrangements or to enquire further.

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.

Please encourage and suggest to parents they use a preloaded card, such as that offered by GoHenry as a method of providing spending money for their young people.

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

Pre-Jamboree Checklist

Please use this handy checklist to help you make sure you have everything you need for Kernow 2022

  • Collect health/medical/contact information for all participants, including any consent forms used locally
  • Issue activity specific consent forms and bring these with you to the jamboree
  • Complete your nights away/residential experience notifications and risk assessment
  • Issue kit list to participants
  • Complete and return the Adult participation sheet to tell us how many of the adults in your unit will be taking part in Kernopoly and any that want to pay to take part in the water activities. Email the sheet to [email protected]
  • Let us know if you want to pre order/enquire about gas and send any pre order forms for Rowes bakery to [email protected]