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.
Detail from the UK Contingent team are available here : https://www.scouts.org.uk/volunteers/running-your-section/international-scouts-and-events/international-events/wsj
When will information on the 2023 Jamboree be available?
We expect to begin publicising the 2023 Jamboree to leaders and eligible young people in Spring / Summer 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 2019wsj.org
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.