International Opportunity 2021

International Opportunity 2021

We are offering an opportunity to join the European Jamboree in Gdansk, Poland in August 2021. This is a 10 day international camp organised by guiding in Poland for Guides and Scouts from all over the world. The camp will commence with an opening ceremony for the whole camp, a fantastic choice of activities and opportunities to meet with guides and scouts from across the world, culminating with a closing ceremony before departure. All tents, food and activities, both on and off site are provided.

This event was to take place this summer, but due to the travel and Covid 19 restrictions it has been postponed until 2nd - 13th August 2021. The group travelling from GGU will comprise of 27 Guides /Rangers and 3 leaders, joined by 9 Guides/Rangers and 1 leader from North East England (NEE) to form a complete unit of 36 girls and 4 leaders.

Unfortunately due to the change in the dates, 5 of the girls who were to travel the European Jamboree this year can no longer attend in 2021. Three of these places have already been filled and so there are 2 left.

The dates are 2nd – 13th August 2021

Participant’s dates of birth must be between: 13 August 2003 to 2 August 2007

The cost is £1320. This cost breaks down into :

£880 – camp costs to include food, activities and the kit for the trip (transferred from one of the girls unable to attend)

£440 - Return flights to Warsaw, coach transfers in Ireland and Poland, insurance.

As you can imagine there have been additional costs incurred in transferring flights and insurance costs. These amounted to £175 and GGU have agreed to cover these additional costs.

As always with any GGU international trip, we set up a payment plan to spread the cost throughout the year.

21/09/2020 Non-refundable deposit £350

30/10/2020 1st payment - £250

20/12/2020 2nd payment £280

28/02/2021 3rd payment £150

28/04/2021 4th payment - £150

20/06/2021 5th payment - £140

The reason for the larger payments in 2020 is due to the fact that GGU has to pay the camp costs before 31st December 2020.

The GGU contingent have already met together for 2 training weekends during the past year. We would anticipate that we will meet together as a unit as we are advised in the future, to enable the girls to meet with others from the unit, either in their patrols of 9 girls and the leaders, or as a complete group.

The closing date to apply for a place is Monday 28th September 2020. Please contact us if you are interested in joining the trip or if you require any further clarification (028 9042 5212 or email info@girlguidingulster.org.uk).

GGU will forward you further details, including information and ideas for fund raising and an agreement form for you to sign and return to GGU, as well as documents such as a copy of their passport.