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Llamedos Holiday Camp Scout Jamboree - Newsletter #15

Schmae Campers,

Welcome to the 15th Scout Jamboree Newsletter! It's very nearly happening, we've got just a week to go until we all start to converge on The Diplomat Hotel for the Llamedos Scout Jamboree. We look forward to seeing you all very soon!

Feed the Apes and Monkeys

Our chosen charity The Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary are always looking for food donations for their animals. We will be taking a trip over to the Sanctuary after the event and are happy to take any donations you are able to bring with you.

To get an idea of what they need, they have produced an Amazon Wish List.

So if you don't want to use Amazon but wish to purchase any of these types of items (mainly dry foods like fruit, nuts, oats and pasta, tinned food such as fruit and veg) from your stores we will be happy to deliver them. Please don't bring perishable items.

Charity Auction

We will be running our traditional charity auction at the Scout Jamboree. This year we will once again be raising funds for Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary. If you get a chance to visit the sanctuary around your visit to Llamedos Holiday Camp we are sure you'll have a great time.

For more information about the Sanctuary the Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary website.

If you have items you wish to donate to the auction please email us at


We've decided to keep the Llamedos Merchandise Shop open until the end of March. It's obviously too late to get your items before the event now but there is still time to relive your Llamedos memories later.

Visit the Llamedos Holiday Camp Shop

Please note: is the only place to purchase Llamedos Merchandise. We had a scammer place our logo on random merchandise. We've reported the scammer and hope it was a one off!

We will have a few Jamboree Enamel Mugs available to purchase at the event.

Our merchandise store will also have items you cannot purchase online.

Please note our merchandise stall at Llamedos is cashless. We will have a card machine with us.

Fifth Elephant Stall

We will be running a Fifth Elephant stall at the event. You can bring your unwanted items or find your new favourite item. Donations for items will be passed onto our chosen charity the Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary.

Spare Tickets

We now have six tickets available as we've had a few people say they are currently unable to attend. If you are interested, or know someone that may be, please email us at

Darkbox Images Reminder

Gregg McNeill makes Tintype Portraits just like the Victorians did in the 1850s, using a process called Wetplate Collodion. Gregg will make your portrait on metal or glass in his studio and you will watch it appear right before your eyes. Gregg will take you through the process step by step and you'll walk away with a One of a Kind portrait that will last forever.

Gift Certificates for Portraits are also available.

  • Small Tintype Portrait (4 x 5") - £40
  • Medium Tintype Portrait (4¾ x 6½") - £70
  • Large Tintype Portrait (6½ x 8½") - £100

Your Small or Medium sized portrait can be mounted on a Victorian inspired Cabinet Card for an additional charge of £10

Gregg also has hand made photographic prints available, made from his own glass plate negatives, using a printing process invented in 1833 called Salt Printing. These unique images are made one at a time by Gregg in his studio and will make lovely gifts.

Salt Prints - £30

Gregg is bringing this amazing process with him to Llamedos Holiday Camp. To pre-book a slot please email Gregg at

Rwby and Rincewind had their iconograph taken last year by Gregg and were fascinated by the process. We are very happy with our tintype image.

Reminder: Hotel Transport (Sessile Oak and Premier Inn)

Thank you all of you who have already booked and paid for your Transport Passes.

We can still take bookings up until Wednesday. After that we'll be in event mode and won't be around to take bookings.

We've arranged with the same coach company we used two years ago, to pick up campers on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Paul will be driving people for the return journey in the Diplomat's Mini Bus on both nights and will pick up and drop off on Friday.

We've managed to keep the costs down as low as possible so a travel pass will cost £35 per person for the weekend. This will include minibus pick up at various times on Friday afternoon, coach pick up on Saturday and Sunday morning, and minibus return trips on all three evenings. Given the cost and availability (or lack of) taxis we feel this is very good value for money.

If you are staying at either The Sessile Oak or the Premier Inn Llanelli Central East hotels and wish to take advantage of the transport pass please fill in our Google Form and we'll invoice you.

Booking Form

Thursday Night Pub Quiz

We'll be running a pub quiz in the bar at the Diplomat Hotel on Thursday night at 8pm. Come along and have some fun. There may be prizes.

The Old Dais

Don't tell Rwby

The Old Dai's will be meeting in Trubshaws (the Restaurant) on Saturday night. If you are already a member please bring your membership card. If you are not already a member feel free to come along.

Please remember this is an activity to directly raise funds for the Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary. Please ensure you bring cash.

This is an over 18s only activity that involves alcohol

Don't forget, if you have any queries, please email us at

Speak Soon,

Rincewind, Rwby and the Team!

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