Held near Chelmsford, the Essex International Janboree is the biggest Scout & Guide event in the UK this year with more than 6,500 young people attending along with their Leaders and almost 2000 staff. Over 100 activities were provided on site to participants who came from 32 countries. Scout Radio was again on site providing a vibrant and exciting radio station throughout the event from a studio in the “village” at the centre of things. When Scouts and Guides from more than 30 countries arrived JAM FM was already on air and rapidly becoming the soundtrack to the Jamboree. Using the latest developments in the Scout Radio studio equipment JAM FM broadcast for eight days with live programmes from 6am until midnight. Alongside studio based output were outside broadcasts from all the ac
1: 1st Silverend Scouts present their own show as part of their music sleepover. 2: 1st Silverend Scouts present Joti Radio live from Prances Scout Campsite. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/12627123" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] Find out more about 1st Silverend Scouts here.
Scout Radio were in a prime location to run an FM station at this huge jamboree event, we were in the market square in the centre of the action. Around 10,000 people came together for this international camp and it felt as though Scout Radio spoke to most of them over the week. We were live on air from 7am to midnight every day, speaking to organisers, visitors, participants and playing some lively summer tunes to create a fun filled atmosphere. We also had young people on air creating their own shows, picking the tunes and telling us what it is like to be a Scout or Guide at this amazing event. Every night Scout Radio broadcast all the action from the main stage, the talent shows, the band performances and the opening and closing ceremonies, which gave all involved an even bigger audienc