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!
How many people are expected to participate?
25000 – 30000
What is the age range of youth participants?
Age: Participants must form units of scouts (10-14 years) or venture scouts (14-17 years).
Is this event open to - Boys and girls - Boys only - Girls only?
Boys and Girls
What is the event fee and which currency?
What does the fee include? (for example: food, all activities, insurance, transport, accommodation, tents, camping equipment)
A typical summer camp of a Swiss scout group costs around CHF 200.- to 300.- per person. This amount often includes transportation, food, camp activities and accommodation. For our Swiss National Jamboree we expect higher costs due to more complex administrative and logistic tasks. The price for international participants is set at 500.- CHF per person (leaders and participants). This includes:
- all camp activities
- food and beverages for the duration of the camp (excl. personal spending on snacks like ice cream and / or souvenirs)
- access to the campsite
- the transportation from any Swiss train station to the campsite by public transport (note: all airports and European long distance bus stations have a Swiss train station in walking distance) and back
What are the main activities or programme highlights of the event?
The Swiss National Jamboree takes place roughly every twelve to fourteen years. In 2022, 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 campground together, with a campground 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.
Will home hospitality be available?
No. But there is the possibility to get in contact with the respective Swiss host units beforehand.
Where can additional information and applications be obtained?