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Jamboree Fee



  1. Scout - $1190

  2. Adult Leaders with a Troop - $795

  3. Staff - $495

  4. Venturer Active - $1190

  5. Venturer (JST) - $495


All fees are in New Zealand Dollars and include GST.




The Jamboree Troop sets the logistical fee, payable in addition to the Jamboree Participation Fee.




The Jamboree Troop also handles the Jamboree Participation Fee. When requested, the Jamboree Troop pays the participation fee to the 23rd Aotearoa New Zealand Scout Jamboree in instalments.




Jamboree Troops will be invoiced on 31 May 2023 (payable on 20 June) at $200 per person registered. 




From 31 May 2023 invoices at $200 to Staff and all Venturers will commence being issued. The invoice will be payable on the 20th of the month following the invoice date. Regardless, please disregard the due dates displayed in the registration system. Those dates are for administrative purposes, and please only pay on an invoice received.




Final invoices for Jamboree Troops, Staff and Venturers will be issued on 31 October 2023 and payable on 20 November 2023


For Jamboree Troops, the final invoice amount will be the total owing for the Troop based on the final numbers registered, less any deposit paid.


Any adjustment payment amounts due after 31 October will be invoiced as required.




Please note that payments for Staff and Venturers are NOT to be included with Jamboree Troops' invoice payments. Invoices will be sent individually to Staff and Venturers, who are responsible for payment. Some Staff and Venturers may have arrangements for their Group or Zone to pay their fee, and payments from Groups or Zones on behalf of Staff or Venturers are acceptable. Still, please ensure the invoice name and reference are included in the bank payment details so the Jamboree team can match the payment to the individual concerned.




The Jamboree will apply the World Scout Bureau NSO World Scout event participation category rate by country. For information and payment details, please email - 

Finding the cash for Jamboree can be challenging. We recognise that in today's economic environment many families face financial hardship. To help you with this we have listed below;
  • fundraising ideas,

  • resources for applying for grants and sponsorship, and 

  • information about the Jamboree Inclusion Fund and Scouts Youth Foundation scholarships.  


Fundraising Ideas

Check out the ideas below and see what you can organise with your Group or Troop. 

  • Sausage Sizzles

You can't beat a good old sausage sizzle for a fundraiser,

you'll easily be able to earn $150-400 a day. Just get in touch

with the local Mitre10, Bunnings, The Warehouse or Supermarket.

Most places, will even supply the BBQ and some will even donate

the sausages, if they don't some butchers will do it for free too.

  • Chocolates or Lollies

Interworld Fundraising (no relationship with Scouts New Zealand) has

a large variety of options for things you can sell which have a profit of 20-40%.​

  • Baking

Really like home baking? Buy some ingredients from the supermarket and make some fudge, lamingtons, muesli bars, and sell them for a few dollars each or packets. Sell them to your friend, family or convince your parents or caregivers to take them into work with them to sell.​

  • Odd Jobs

Put out an advert on your local community Facebook page, Neighbourly,​ newspaper or even on the community noticeboard at the supermarket. There's bound to be someone out there who needs help to tidy up the garage, mow the lawns, clean up gardens or paint the house or fence.

  • Movie Night

Get in contact with the cinemas or your Group Leader to book out the Scout Den for the night. Play the latest movie, sell some popcorn, fizzy drinks, lollies and fruit to earn some extra money while you have a captive audience.

  • Quiz Night

Either ask your Group Leader if you can book the Scout Den for the night and organise it yourself, or ask your parents to get in touch with the pub or bar and they might be able to arrange the whole thing for you.​

  • Make a Recipe Book

Steal your mum or dad's favourite recipes, take a look online

or ask your friends and put them in a book to sell to your friends or family.​

  • Car Wash

Find somewhere on a busy street like the hardware store and

ask if you can use their water to offer car washing to people who drive by.

You'll easily get $5-10 a car!​

  • Chop and Sell Firewood

Hit up the guy down the road who has a whole lot of surplus wood, ask around to see who's handy with the chainsaw and sell firewood by the trailer load.​

  • Make a Calendar

Are you creative at all? Make a local Scout Calendar with some of the photos from your Unit, Group, Zone or Region. See if someone in your family will let you use the work colour printer, laminator, and binder to get them made and sell them to friends or family.​

  • Monster Raffle

Visit some of the local shops around the community and see if they will contribute items to a raffle. Then start selling tickets to your friends, family, teachers or colleagues of your family members.​

  • Sell Christmas Trees

Know someone who has a pine forest? They always plant too many initially, see if you can chop some of them down and start selling them as a fundraiser just before Christmas.​

  • Car boot or Garage Sale

Organise a car boot sale at the carpark or paddock down the road, run it every month and charge $10 per car to come along. Or have a clean out at your place and have a garage sale, I'm sure your parents have stuff lying around that they don't need anymore.​

  • Sponsorship

Crowdfunding is another easy way to get money from friends and family with ease. Just sign up for a page at Givealttle. Or, why not write a letter to a local business and see if they will partially sponsor you to attend?​

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Getting Grants
Funding Providers

There is an online database of grant providers at Generosity New Zealand, but you may need to visit your local library to gain access to the list that is available in your area. Alternatively, get in contact with your local service groups such as Rotary or Lions Clubs, who often have a list of funders which they are happy to share.

Supporting Information

We’ve put together a list of downloads and contacts which you might need to support your grant application:

This checklist explains the key steps for applying for funding.

This confirms we are a registered charity with the Charities Services.​

  • Affiliation Letter

If required by a funder, email asking for the Affiliation letter and giving details of the Group or entity which is seeking the letter (eg. a Jamboree Troop Name and its Zone)

  • Should a Funder require an exact quote for a specific number of scouts and leaders, or any other specific financial information not already listed above please contact the team -


Scouting Scholarships
Jamboree Inclusion Fund

This fund is available for all youth members, Scouts and Venturers (JST and Venturer Active), experiencing financial challenges which may affect their ability to attend Jamboree.

  • Grants of up to 80% of the participation fee will be available.

  • Applications are made on the official Application Form.

  • Applications should be completed by a family member or leader of the youth member.

Venturers may complete the application themselves.

  • The first funding round will take place the early June, but applications may be made at any time leading up to Jamboree.

  • See Terms & Conditions


If you have any questions relating to this fund please contact Wendy at -

Scout Youth Foundation Scholarships

The Scout Youth Foundation (SYF) is a charitable fund set up to help make scouting available to all. In addition to providing inclusion funding for Groups, the SYF provides scholarships for financially disadvantaged youth to attend Jamboree, National Schools or Regatta. Scholarships are available for Scout section (age 10 - 14 Brian Cunningham Scholarships) and for Venturers (Jenny Rodgers Scholarships). Scholarships are not available for Walsh of for overseas events.

Approximately 25 scholarships will be available for National Schools/ Jamboree in 2023/24. The maximum individual grant will be 60% of the total costs of attendance (in exceptional circumstances a higher grant may be considered). Applications can be made by the Group Leader, either via the national school or Jamboree director or directly by the Group Leader to SYF.

We particularly encourage applications for individuals from Groups in Inclusion funding categories 7-10. Scholarships will focus on creating an opportunity for youth whose financial circumstances would usually preclude their attendance at a national event. 


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