The world Scouting event, which takes place every four years, will see Scouts and Guides representing 25 different countries from Africa, Arabia, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Interamerica come together to take part in fun activities, educational seminars and make new friends.
All Scouts and Guides will camp at the venue over the eight days of the event and cook their own food onsite. The whole Kent Event Centre site will be used to facilitate the unique event.
Kent Scouts County Commissioner, Dean Harding, says: “Kent Event Centre is the largest facility of its kind in the county and the ideal fit for KIJ 2017. The infrastructure is perfect for an event of our size and magnitude and we have built a great relationship with the venue team which will ensure the smooth running of a busy eight days onsite.”
Kent Event Centre’s Event Centre Manager, Alison Wallington, adds: “It was really good to win the contract for the Scout International Jamboree in 2017 after a very successful event here in 2013. The Scouting Movement is such a valuable part of our community and a wonderful organisation and therefore we are delighted that they have chosen to come back.”