Eurojam 2020 - Poland - Closing Date Soon

The European Jamboree is back for 2020 and are looking to recruit International Service Team (IST) members to be a part of the Scottish Contingent attending this amazing experience, bringing together Scouts and Guides from all over Europe.

European Jamboree 2020 will take place in Gdansk, Poland from 27 July to 6 August 2020. IST members will be needed from 25 July to 8 August.

Join the team

Volunteering for this event is a great way to develop experience, see a bit of Poland and contribute your enthusiasm and skills to both the team and the event.

The IST is the main support for the full event and your help is needed to make this event an amazing experience for young people.

Anyone aged over 18 can apply for the IST role. It's a real opportunity to share and develop your skills.

The cost for the camp for IST will be approximately £250. However, there will be additional costs of flights, insurance and uniform. We do not see the total being more than £900.

How to apply

If you’re interested, the first step is to fill out the application form and send it to Scouts Scotland by 17 November 2019 at noon.

The information you provide within your application form will form the basis on how we choose applicants to the selection event, so please take every opportunity to sell yourself.

If your application is successful, the next stage will be a short and friendly interview to help us find out more about you and why you want to go to Poland.

Please make sure you’re available for a selection interview on Sunday 1 December 2019 at Fordell.

Application forms

Send your completed application form to by 17 November, noon.

Download the application form

Applications sent after the deadline will not be considered even though the IST process is still open. We must approve all applicants by December 2019 as first payment of 50% is due by 31 December to the Jamboree team.

You will receive a confirmation of your application form within 48 hours. If you don’t hear from us within 48 hours of submitting your application, please phone Scouts Scotland on 01383 419073, option 1.


Blair Atholl 2020

Staff applications will open on 10th October. Unfortunately the upgrade to the IT system which supports the application process has not quite been completed so we have delayed opening the system to give the developer time to ensure it works as expected. More details will be posted here in the coming days. See BA website and here for updates.


Module Training - Turriff

Region has module training planned for the following two weekends (non-uniform event):

18th and 19th of January 2020 (the November weekend is fully booked)

For full details of modular and first aid courses, go to the training page.


District Job Vacancies

As most of you will know, there are a number of roles within the District that are waiting to be filled. The main one is the District Commissioner (DC) one. However in an effort to make it more enticing, we are trying to fill the other ones so that there is a good team in place.

More details will be forthcoming but in the meantime the other roles we are looking to fill are as follows:



Most Groups and Units already use OSM (Online Scout Manager) to manage their membership, badgework and administration. District have agreed that they will pay for the Gold level of OSM for every Section. Details of how to go about this were emailed to GSLs and ESLs, along with the code required. If you have not received this information ask your GSL or let the DC know.

If you wish Gold+ you just pay the additional amount.

To find out what OSM actually does, click here. From many leaders in Gordon and my own experience, this is excellent software to help manage your Section.

The Scout Association are currently in contract negotiations with OSM and it is looking likely that it will be endorsed soon. Listen here.



While we are waiting for a new DC to be appointed, please continue to email if you require assistance. The Deputy District Commissioners, Stewart Moore and Keith Millar will deal with the enquiry.