World Scout Jamboree

World Scout Jamboree




What is a Jamboree?
A World Scout Jamboree is a world Scouting event for young people aged between 14 and 18 and is a gathering of Scouts and Guides from all over the world for an exciting programme of global development, peace, cultural understanding, adventure, fun and friendship.

It takes place every four years in a different country. The first World Scout Jamboree took place in England in 1920 and since then 23 such events have been held.

When is the next Jamboree?

The 25th World Scout Jamboree will be held in Saemanguem, South Korea. The Korea Scout Association was founded in the year 1922 and is now the largest youth organization in South Korea. South Korea also hosted the 17th Jamboree in 1991.

The theme of the 25th World Scout Jamboree is “Draw Your Dream.” After the Jamboree is complete, a permanent Scout Centre will be created on the site.


Opportunities to attend the 2023 World Scout Jamboree

Greater London Middlesex West (GLMW) Scouts will be taking 2 units (36 young people and 4 leaders in each unit) to the 2023 World Scout Jamboree.   There are currently opportunities for Scouts, Explorers and Leaders to attend the 2023 World Scout Jamboree in one of these roles:

  • as a member of the UK Contingent Support team;
  • as a Unit Leader of one of the two GLMW Units attending the Jamboree;
  • as a member of the UK Contingent International Service Team (IST);
  • as a participant (young person) member of the 2 GLMW units.

UK Contingent Support Team 

The UK Contingent Support Team (CST) provides support for the UK  Units and completes the tasks that need to be done to ensure that the UK Contingent is fully prepared.

The application process for CST roles closes on 9th July 2021. You have to be at least 18 years old by 9th July 2021 to apply for one of the CST roles.  Details are available here :


GLMW Unit Leaders

GLMW will be taking 2 Units to the 2023 World Scout Jamboree.   Each Unit will require a Unit Leader, a Deputy Unit Leader and 2 Assistant Unit Leaders.

Details about these roles and how to apply are available here.

Applications must be submitted by 2pm on Sunday 25th July 2021.


UK Contingent International Service Team (IST)

Further details about these roles will be available towards the end of 2021


Jamboree Participants

Scouts and Explorers born between…   can apply to attend the 2023 World Scout Jamboree.  GLMW will be taking 72 participants to the Jamboree.   The application process for attending as a participant is likely to commence in October 2021.



Where was the last Jamboree?

The 24th World Scout Jamboree took place at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, a 10,000 acre campsite, in West Virginia from 22 July – 2 August 2019.

The event was hosted by the Boy Scouts of America, Scouts Canada and Scouts of Mexico and was the largest event delivered by Scouting worldwide with 45,000 young people and adult volunteers attending from over 150 countries.

Further information about the Jamboree can be found at



GLMW Units at the 2019 Jamboree







100 Units of 36 Scouts, Explorers and Guides and 4 Leaders attended the Jamboree from the UK with two of the Units from GLMW : Units 20 and 21  otherwise known as the Sherlock Homies and the Royal Guards

International Service Team

The UK Contingent also comprised of 750 members of the International Service Team (IST). The Jamboree IST is formed of adult volunteers from across the world, who are all there for one reason – to make the Jamboree a success! They fill vital roles in motivating and supporting young people, and providing services, program and facilities.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls