Participant Food Guide

The Participant Menu is also available online as a separate web page.

You can also view the Participant Food Guide, complete with the full menu, as a PDF.

The Participant Food Guide is subject to change.
The Participant Food Guide was last updated on June 17, 2019


Amidst all the fun and incredible things you’ll be doing at the Pacific Jamboree 2019 (PJ’19), you will also be cooking your own meals. It’s food that will help give you the energy you need to enjoy PJ, but we also know you would prefer to be out having fun rather than cooking at your campsite.

We have designed meals that taste good, are nourishing and are quick. All the lunches can be taken with you to your program activities. Make sure you follow the instructions for each meal and ENJOY!

In this Food Guide, you’ll find the menus and food lists, along with daily cooking instructions and some tips and guidelines on how to prepare your meals quickly and safely.

Please read this Food Guide all the way through so that you can plan ahead and be prepared.

Please bring this Food Guide to PJ’19

How you get your Provisions:

Patrols pick up rations for a 24 hour period from the food warehouse, located between townsite and the bus pick-up/drop off. You can’t miss the warehouse – it is located right beside the road in a large white tent with reefer trucks outside. The food warehouse is open from 2 pm to 7 pm daily, except on arrival day when we are open at 11 am. You store your rations in your campsite – you will need to bring a secure container like a rubber mate and bring or rent a cooler. Block ice will be available from the food warehouse 3 times during the jamboree. Bring bags or backpacks to carry your food back to your campsite. Quantities you pick up are based on the size of your patrol, and patrols can choose not to take items they do not plan to use (to minimize wastage and food spoilage).

Do NOT send your whole patrol to pick up rations, send a couple of scouts entrusted to make decisions on behalf of your patrol and a Scouter. Patrols require a scouter when they pick up rations – you need to present a Scouters ID confirming your patrol number. If you have individuals with special dietary considerations, they should also come to pick up rations as there is a separate line up for special diet rations.

Maintaining Your Kitchen

Keep your kitchen really clean!
• Wash your hands BEFORE preparing your food. Use clean water.
• Be Foodsafe and critter safe: compost left-overs and clear away recycling and garbage, after every meal.
• Store your staples and non-perishable food in your food storage box and your perishables in your cooler. The last thing you want to do is share your food with bears or squirrels!
• Wash your dishes and clean your workspace after EVERY meal.


When you come to the warehouse for the 1st time, you will pick up a number of staples – items you’ll need on a daily basis, such as ketchup, mustard, relish, jam, sugar, juice crystals, hot chocolate, margarine, salt & pepper, coffee, bleach, dish soap, scouring pads and cleaning cloths. We encourage groups camping together to share staples to minimize food waste. If you run out during the camp, you can always pick up more.

Overnight Events

If you have selected an overnight program activity, the day before your departure you pick up your supper and breakfast as per normal, but will ALSO go to the special diets line, where you will receive all rations requires for your overnight offsite event. All overnight rations will be non-perishable and not require a cooler.


The water provided by the taps on site is of very high quality. It can be used for the preparation of food and drinks, for washing hands and for cleaning kitchen equipment. However, please don’t wash your hands or dishes by the taps – get your water in the water containers you brought with you and do your wash-up in your campsite – then take your greywater to your SCHQ to dispose of.

Recycling and Compost

Recycling and composting is required at PJ 2019 – there should be zero garbage. Each subcamp will have multiple recycle streams for all food packaging. Collapse all paper and cardboard containers. Wash all rigid plastic, glass and tin. Separate all soft plastic. Compost goes in the compost bin – the jamboree could be subject to fines if there is food in the waste stream. At the end of the jamboree, you are welcome to take all your remaining food with you or dispose of it in the proper recycling bins– once the food has left the warehouse it cannot come back.

Questions / Need Help?

If you have questions or concerns in regards to your food, talk to the Food Warehouse supervisors. We may be able to make changes to our system and menu but can only fix food issues if we know about them. We want PJ’19 to be a great experience, so if you’re having a problem, make sure you ask for help.

Special Diets

If you have special food requirements due to health, religious or philosophical reasons please complete the on-line food form by the deadline indicated in the email you will receive from ePACT.
We have adapted the menus to accommodate various dietary needs, based on your completed food forms. We expect to follow-up with contact Scouters prior to the Jamboree to verify and clarify special diet requirements.

Food Allergies

At the Pacific Jamboree 2019, Scouts Canada and its volunteers will endeavour to address all food-related allergies. We will be purchasing rations from a commercial distributor and anticipate all ingredients will be clearly labelled. It is the obligation of all attending Scouters and Scouts to ensure that they accurately complete the ePACT forms which collect medical information including specific details related to food allergies. Analysis of the submitted information will be used to provide alternate food items that will be consistent with the Jamboree menu. There will be gluten-free (GF), dairy free (DF) and vegetarian alternatives where appropriate and none of the items should contain tree nuts or peanuts. Supplements for those with dietary restrictions are in brackets beside the ingredient. We are unable to guarantee an environment that is completely free of all food-related allergens.

Participants with food allergies are expected to remain vigilant of their surroundings. Groups should be aware they may have food substances that could provoke an allergic reaction to others camped around them. Youth and Scouters with allergies to various food products should take the normal precautions they would take in any crowded public setting.

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