Jamboree on Pedals

Jamboree on Pedals (JOP) is an annual date for Scouts to ride together.

All Scouts, whatever their age and wherever they may be in the world, are invited to participate in whatever way they can. There is no one central event, rather lots of Groups all undertaking their own cycling adventures.

There are no minimum distances, minimum time-limits or strict rules (although there are for some badges – so keep that in mind). It’s your cycling adventure, and you can decide how you want your it to look and feel.

The official date for JOP is the weekend of March 20-22, although if that date doesn’t suit your Group or Section, you can do your cycling adventure at a time that works for you.

When planning your JOP activity just be sure to make it fun, adventurous and challenging, but still inclusive of all your patrol, section or Group members.

JOP 2020 badge and registration

The 2020 Jamboree on Pedals badge (the first one ever made) is on a red background with a purple border. The cost is $5 per badge.

To register your event and buy your JOP badge, Click here


A series of resources will be made available to registered Groups, including program ideas, pre-ride checklists, sample programs and risk assessment templates.

JOP events

Scouts Victoria is also organising two JOP events to be held on the JOP weekend, which local Groups can register to attend. The details of each event is listed below.

JOP (Global Bike Challenge)

Sunday March 22 (10am-1.30pm) at the You Yangs – click here to book
Open for youth members from Cubs to Rovers.
$15pp including a Jamboree on Pedals badge.

Due to a strange chemical leak, all car and plane engines have stopped working, so bikes are the only form of transport that is currently functioning. There is chaos around the world, and to save the Earth, the United Nations has planned 17 goals that can bring about world peace and improve the lives of millions. Unfortunately, as they were being transported, the plane they were in got caught in the chemical wind and had to drop its precious cargo. They got caught in the wind and have blown all over the You Yangs.

Your mission is to take your bike and explore the You Yangs to find as many of the goals as you can. You will get points for each goal found and identified, but also get additional points for completing other challenges along the way.

BYO bike and lunch.


JOP (Warburton Rail Trail Ride)

Saturday March 21 from 9.30am at Seville – click here to book
Open for youth from Cubs to Rovers.
$15pp including a Jamboree on Pedals badge.

Enjoy the beauty of riding the Warburton Rail Trail by bike, with a variety of options available. Starting at Seville, Scout Groups/Sections will have the opportunity to ride to Woori Yallock (8km one way), Launching Place (14.5km one way), Warburton (25km one way) or a return option from any of the locations.

This is a supported event, but each Section/Group will be responsible for organising and supervising their youth members throughout the ride. Leaders will be provided with pre-event information including for bike checks, pre-event Section nights, route maps and risk assessment templates. Starts will be staggered throughout the morning, to be coordinated with registered groups.

BYO bike and catering.

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