World Scout Jamboree 2023 – Unit Leader Application Process

Could you show your stripes and be a World Scout Jamboree Unit Leader?











We’re so excited that GLMW has been allocated 8 patrols (making up 2 units) to become part of the UK Contingent going to the 25 World Scout Jamboree in Korea during 2023.

That means we need to recruit 8 adult volunteers to become the Unit Leadership Team who make sure that our 72 young people will be empowered to be bold and brave to make the most of the life shaping experience the World Scout Jamboree will provide.

We’re supporting the UK Contingent’s vision to be the most inclusive UK Contingent to attend a World Scout Jamboree. There should be no unnecessary barriers to anyone becoming part of our Unit Leadership Team.

  • Never been to a Jamboree before? – that’s OK!
  • Not an Explorer Scout Leader? – absolutely no problem
  • Never been on a plane? – step forward tiger!

The UK Contingent is not shying away from challenging the perceptions of who an adult jamboree volunteer is, so if you’re prepared to Think big. Dream wild and Act together why not leap at the opportunity to apply to join our team?

These are  adult roles and Unit Leaders, Deputies and Assistant Leaders should be at least 18 years old by 1 January 2022.

Considering it?

Applications are open until 2pm on Sunday 25th July 2021 for candidates interested in these roles:


We’re welcoming written or video applications. Whatever type of application you make, you will need to complete the Application form and send it to by 2pm on Sunday 25th July 2021.


Find out more

If this sounds like something you’d get your claws into, why not join the UK Contingent’s ‘Becoming a Unit Leader’ webinar on Tuesday 13 July at 19:30. Book your place to take part (link:,15PVM,3D75FB,4GWYQ,1).  

You can also find out a bit more about the roles in this Unit Leader information presentation.

Here are the key dates

2pm on Sunday 25th July 2021- All applications must be received.

Early August – Our aim to inform all shortlisted candidates.

Mid to late August – our planned Selection Event


If you have any questions please contact, we can’t wait to get our claws on your application.



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