Hampshire Scouts Marvellous European Road Trip 2023
We are once again running a major International expedition as an alternative to the World Scout Jamboree in 2023.
***** Last few spaces for Leaders are now available ******
***** The spaces for Young People have now been filled, and we have a reserve list ******
Project 23 follows on from the very successful Project 19 Expedition to the USA for the last World Scout Jamboree cycle. Below is a video of the Project 19 expedition from 2019.
What is Project 23?
Project 23 will be a three week expedition in the Summer 2023 School Holidays, to travel through Europe by coach, stopping at three Scout campsite in Austria, Czech Republic and Germany to undertake scouting type activities, meeting Scouts from other countries, sightseeing, other adventurous activities that we can find, and some pure fun activities. It should be an amazing 3 weeks.
The expedition is based on 4 coaches, each with 57 passengers. This means we are taking around 195 participants and 33 leaders, plus 4 core team leaders.
We have split everybody into 6 teams of 38. Each team is named after a Marvel character, so we have teams such as Loki, Starlord and Black Panther.
It is run as a sister expedition to the Hampshire Scouts World Scout Jamboree units, so it is away for roughly the same three week period.
Where can I find out more information on Project 23 as a participant?
The Project 23 Participant Q and A is below. This should answer a lot of questions about the expedition, including costs, approximate dates, and all sorts of other information - but please note, this was written as of October 2021
To apply to Project 23 as a participant
Please Note : To apply to be a participant you must be born between 00:00 on 22nd July 2005 and 23:59 on 31st July 2009
Please ask a parent to E-mail us at [email protected]
In the E-mail, please include the following information
a. Name of applicant
b. Date of Birth of applicant
c. Name of Scout Group / Explorer Unit the applicant is in
d. The Scout District the applicant is in (such as Andover, New Forest, Winchester)
e. Name of Parent
f. Contact Number for Parent
We only have a limited number of spaces left. If we are full when you apply, you will be put onto a reserve list in case any spaces become available.
To help assist applications from those that normally would not be able to afford to attend, the Hampshire Scouts Board of Trustee's have set up a Project 23 Grant Fund.
The Project 23 Grant fund is managed by the Hampshire Scouts Grant Committee, completely separate from the Project 23 Management Team. Applying for a grant has no impact on your application for a place on Project 23.
Grants are available for up to 50% of the cost for participants and leaders.
More details on how to apply for a grant will be sent after applications have been received.
Most Groups and Districts also make grants to those attending International Expeditions. Please ask your leaders who you should contact to find out further information on the policies for your Group / District.
To apply to Project 23 as a Leader
Please see the leader page at Project 23 Leader Applications