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Gilwell Reunion

A weekend of programme ideas, practical skills and support for your role - with plenty of fun and friendship throw in too.

Gilwell Reunion 2024

Gilwell Reunion 2024 will be held from Friday 30 August - Sunday 1 September. Do note the change to an earlier weekend than previous years!

Weekend tickets

£49.50 for general admission with arrival on the Friday and including camping.

£44.00 for over 65s and members of Scout Network.

Saturday only ticket

£29.00 general admission

£25.00 for over 65s and members of Scout Network


Make your day hassle-free and book your meals in our newly refurbish Adventure Kitchen!

Lunch and Breakfast £8

Dinner £12

Please note following feedback from Reunion 2023, we have frozen our prices for 2024 (But our food remains fresh!)


Upgrade to a camper-van or caravan to your booking for £20

Early bird camping is from 27th of August at £5 per night.

Gilwell Park will be open from 13:00 on Friday for arriving vehicles. All vehicles will be parked on-site this year. 

There'll be a one-way system in operation with areas marked for parking and drop-off. Entry to Gilwell Park will be via the Branchet Field back gate. 



Gilwell Park, Bury Road, Chingford, E4 7QW


Our Traffic Management team will be there to help throughout arrival and departure. Please listen to their instructions and be patient with us. Any vehicles without a parking permit will not be admitted. Parking permits will be sent in the lead up to the event.

Accessible parking is pre-booked only and you will be able to add this to your booking. We only have a very limited number of spaces available, so please be considerate and only select this option if you need it. Your space may still be a considerable distance from your pitch.

You may drive through the ULEZ when visiting us. Check before you travel.

Check-in will be located at Scout Adventures reception (the what3words is field.called.oath). We’ll make sure it’s clearly sign-posted so you don’t get lost!

Please have your check-in barcode ready, either on your phone or printed. We'll need to scan this to check you in. 

You must check in before making your way to the camping fields.

Check-in will be open from 13:00 – 22:00 on Friday and from 08:00 on both Saturday and Sunday.

If you have an outstanding balance on your booking, please be ready to pay by card. Unfortunately we’re not able to accept payment by cash or cheque.

Each person will be given a wristband. Everyone must wear these throughout the event, and our team may check this for security purposes.

Everyone will also receive a Gilwell Reunion 2024 badge, and a plastic cup to use throughout the weekend. You'll also be able to pick up your Gilwell Park guidebook if you purchased a copy when booking your tickets. All other merchandise will be available from the Scout Store website.

Any under 18s attending must also have a ticket booked and be accompanied by a responsible adult. 

We expect the majority of attendees to depart from 13:00 after the Gilwell Reunion programme ends. We kindly ask you to depart Gilwell Park by 15:00. 

Again, there'll be a one-way system in place with vehicles exiting via the Main Drive. There'll be a pick-up area accessed via the Branchet Field back gate. 

  • There may be a significant walk to your camping pitch, so please pack accordingly. We recommend larger, combined bags for fewer trips.
  • The peak arrival time is between 16:00 – 21:00 on Friday. During this time we’ll move thousands of people and equipment, so please be patient with us! We’ll only finish working when everyone is in the right place.
  • The centre is likely to appear chaotic (in reality it’s a highly orchestrated and well-practiced manoeuvre!), so please follow these instructions and listen to our Traffic Management team carefully.
  • We will refuse entry to vehicles without a parking permit; and where vehicles are causing an obstruction or are incorrectly parked, we may tow these out of the way without the owner’s express permission.

We will be releasing Gilwell Reunion 2024 merchandise closer to the date through Scouts Store

A badge is included in your ticket and will be available to collect at check-in.

Apply for workshops before 8 June 2024.

Please wear your wristband throughout the event. Keep it friendly if someone asks to see yours - everyone is entitled to check.

This helps us to identify who, and more importantly who shouldn't, be on-site. 

If you lose a wristband, please make your way to the help point and we'll replace it for you.

The centre is 108 acres of open land with a public footpath and various access points. Please remain vigilant and report anything suspicious to a member of staff.

Keep valuables at home if you can, and keep anything you do bring in-sight or on your person.

Gilwell Reunion will be a cashless event. We accept all major debit and credit cards, except American Express.

No pets, other than assistance animals, are permitted on the centre.

Smoking is not permitted in front of young people, and only in our designated smoking areas. Please drink responsibly, and remember that under 18s will not be permitted into the bar area.

Litter bins are located across all areas of the centre, and larger bins on camping fields. Please help us to recycle by putting dry, clean mixed recyclables into the large green bins; and any other waste in the black bins or litter bins.

Our toilets and showers will be cleaned regularly by our team, and hand soap and toilet roll is provided. Accessible toilets are available and marked on the event map.

There are no fridges or freezers available to store food and drink.

Please be considerate of others wishes when taking photos. No drones may be flown over Gilwell Park without express written permission from the event management team.

Most networks give good signal at Gilwell Park, and WI-FI is available across much of the centre. 

Gilwell Park will return to hosting other groups on the Monday after Reunion, so please help us give a good impression of Scouts by leaving your pitch and other areas of the centre you use as you found them.

The majority of our event staff are volunteers who have given up their time to make your visit to Gilwell Park safe and enjoyable. Please keep the Scouts values in mind when interacting with others. We have a zero tolerance approach to any type of abuse – you will be removed from the centre and details shared with your Commissioner and/or the police.

Scout Adventures reception
If you have any problems, questions, feedback or just fancy a chat, Scout Adventures reception will be open throughout the weekend. Reception (what3words is field.called.oath) is clearly sign-posted and marked on the event map, and open during the times below.

  • Friday: 08:00 -23:00 (check-in open from 13:00)
  • Saturday: 08:00 – 23:00
  • Sunday: 08:00 – 15:00

You’ll find our staff wearing Scout Adventures uniform or an event staff necker.

Traffic Manager
Arrivals, parking and shuttle bus information.​
Contact details to be released closer to the time

Duty Manager 
Emergencies and urgent out-of-hours only. 
0788 576 5074

Report a problem
Bin need emptying? Toilets need cleaning? Spotted a hazard? We will provide with a form to report any issues closer to the time of the event

If you need a hand
Scout Adventures reception will be open throughout the weekend, clearly sign-posted and marked on the map. You’ll find staff wearing Scout Adventures uniform or an event staff necker.

For emergencies or urgent out-of-hours help, contact the Duty Manager on 0788 576 5074.

First Aid
First Aid will be available throughout the weekend. 

Defibrillators are located in the staff car park and at Wilson Way car park. The code to access these is available from the Duty Manager or the ambulance service.

In the event of an emergency

  • Immediately inform a member of staff. They will take appropriate action and call for help.
  • Follow all directions issued by staff.
  • All calls for emergency services should be made by the Duty Manager (0788 576 5074), except where a delay would be life-threatening.

Discovery of a fire

  • Activate the fire alarm or use a fire bell if present and warn people in the area.
  • Try to control small fires using fire buckets or an appropriate extinguisher until help arrives. Don’t put yourself at risk – if in doubt, leave it alone.
  • Evacuate the area immediately.

In the event of a terror attack
In the event of a terrorist attack, follow the government run, hide, tell advice.

  • RUN to a place of safety. This is a far better option than to surrender or negotiate. If there’s nowhere to go, then…
  • HIDE It’s better to hide than to confront. Remember to turn your phone to silent and turn off vibrate. Barricade yourself in if you can. Then finally and only when it is safe to do so…
  • TELL the police by calling 999.

Centre evacuation

In the event of a full evacuation of the centre, staff will marshal you to the chosen Assembly Point using the safest route. Follow their instructions and do not leave the centre until instructed.  

Check out last year's Reunion!

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Get ready to join the excitement! Volunteer applications for our Reunion 2024 event are now open! 

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