bridging cultures

MED JAM 2018

The Scout Association of Malta and the Malta Girl Guides will be organising the first ever Mediterranean Jamboree in the summer of 2018, from the 1st to the 8th of August. This event will be open for Scouts and Guides between the ages of 11 to 16 and it has the full support of the European Scout Region of the World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM) and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).

Ghajn Tuffiefa Campsite

It is expected that around 2,000 Scouts and Guides coming from different countries will be participating in this massive event. The participants will be divided into communities, within which they will interact by bridging cultures and discovering the cross roads, all while being in the centre of the Mediterranean.

Members from both associations are doing their utmost to give the participants the experience of a lifetime. Participants will be taking part in Scouting and Guiding activities, and will be given the opportunity to discover Malta.

Malta is a small island in the middle of the Mediterranean. It boasts 300 days of sunshine a year, and some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Due to Malta’s rich and busy history, there are numerous World Heritage Sites and astonishing attractions to be seen. We’re bilingual, whereby our two official languages are English and Maltese, which is a blend of Arab, English, French and Italian, testimony to the many colonial powers experienced by the Maltese. The welcoming and laid-back culture in Malta will make you want to stay, as will the delicious cuisine. Malta’s capital city, Valletta, is the European Capital of Culture of 2018.

Med Jam 2018

Meeting at the Cross Roads

Organisation

The organising committee is composed of members from both The Scout Association of Malta and the Malta Girl Guides with different backgrounds and disciplines.

The Scout Association of Malta

Founded in 1908, The Scout Association of Malta is an active and strong youth organisation, encouraging the development of young people.

The Malta Girl Guides

For over 90 years, the Malta Girl Guides  has been enabling girls and young women to develop to their fullest potential as responsible citizens.

Ghajn Tuffieha National Campsite

The Ghajn Tuffieha Campsite is the Scout Association’s official campsite and it is run by volunteers within the same Association. It is spread over nearly 16 acres of land in the vicinity of some of the most scenic Northern parts of Malta, making it a perfect location for MedJam 2018.

International Service Team

International Service Team (‘IST’) members are welcome from the ages of 18 years and over and will be fully integrated into the national staff teams.

Sustainability, Food Health and Safety

During MedJam18 we will have the standard facilities for first aid and primary care. A form of inter religious service will be provided as well for first aid, food health and primary care. We will also be focusing on sustainability