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Frequently Asked Questions



Who can attend Reunion?

Any adult member of the Scout Movement can attend Gilwell Reunion. Members can also bring friends who are not part of Scouting. We'd advise you not to bring young people under the age of 18 to Gilwell Reunion as the programme and entertainment is aimed at adults.

What are the costs?
Event prices will be published in early 2020 – see 2019’s prices below as a guide:

Ticket prices 2019:
Full Weekend (Adult) £36
Full Weekend (Scout Network Member and Adult 65+) £31
Saturday (Day Only) £21
Sunday (Day Only) £21
Full Weekend (5-17yrs) £36

Where can I park my car?
Car parking will be off-site. On-site parking will only be available for blue badge holders.

Those who've attended last year’s Reunion, Gilwell 24 or Wintercamp will be familiar with how this tried and tested system works.

It helps us manage the flow of people, equipment and vehicles on and off site. We'll confirm details closer to the event and we'll send you email updates with direction maps and further instructions to make it as easy as possible for you.

There is limited parking on-site for AGM attendees, exhibitors and day-visitors. Further information will be shared closer to the event.

Can I book indoor accommodation?
Yes, we have bunks available in our lodges to book by the room, or by the bunk, as well as some 4-person patrol cabins. Beds or rooms are available to book per weekend with your tickets on a first-come-first-served basis.

Please note: Unfortunately we're unable to provide bedding or towels and we don't give out keys to the lodge rooms. If you're staying in indoor accommodation the building’s kitchen and common areas won't be accessible as they'll be locked throughout the weekend. 

I don't live in the UK. Can I come?
We welcome guests from all over the world. Reunion is open to all adult members of the World Organisation of Scout Movements and Guides.

When can I arrive?
The event officially starts on Friday evening and we encourage you to arrive on Friday if you can. You can book additional night's camping for before and after the event if you'd like to stay longer.

I don't drive. How can I get to the event?
The nearest train station to Gilwell Park is Chingford Rail Station. From the station it's a 1.5 mile walk to Gilwell Park. ?There will be a shuttle minibus service from the station to Gilwell Park Friday afternoon and evening, Saturday morning and on request Saturday afternoon until 8pm and Sunday.

More information will be available in your Participant Information pack that you'll receive closer to the event.

Alternatively, you can hire a taxi from the station's taxi office at a cost of approximately £5. To help plan your journey please visit the TFL website.

Can I bring my dog?

Unfortunately dogs are not permitted on site. The only exception is for guide, support and hearing dogs.

What activities are available for my children?
Reunion is an adult event. We don't exclude children from attending but we don't provide specific activities for them. All children attending will need to be booked onto the event in the same way as adults and wear a wristband available from the event reception.

Please note some areas like the bars and evening entertainment won't be accessible for children.

What happens if it rains?

You'll get wet. Please bring waterproof clothing, just in case. If it rains, the event will continue but some areas of the programme may change venue. This will be communicated on the weekend via Reunion Express, the event social media channels and the Reunion app.

Please check your Participant Information Pack that you'll receive closer to the event for more details.

Will there be an ATM (Cash Machine) at the event?

Unfortunately there won't be ATM facilities at the event. Please ensure you bring sufficient cash with you. The nearest ATM facilities are located in Chingford which is roughly a 1.5 mile walk from Gilwell Park, or you can take the free shuttle bus.

We're aiming to make card payment available in some of our bars on Friday and Saturday evening.

How do I get hold of a Reunion badge?
One badge will be included with each participant event ticket. You can buy additional badges with your tickets through our online booking system. If you'd like more badges we recommend you book them with your tickets as there will only be a very limited number of badges available to buy at the event.