Beyond Borders, Beyond Limits
and coming soon…
The 24th World Scout Jamboree will be an adventure beyond anything you can imagine. It is to be hosted jointly between Boy Scouts of America, Scouts Canada and the Scout Association of Mexico.
The UK Contingent will be made up of participants, their Unit Leaders, International Service Team and a Contingent Management and Support Team (UK Contingent Team).
Participants must be born between 22 July 2001 and 21 July 2005. There will be absolutely no exceptions to this rule.
When and where?
The Jamboree will take place on 22nd July – 2nd August 2019 at The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia, USA.
The UK Contingent Management Team will deliver a unique international adventure shaped by young people, where contingent members will develop personally and have a positive longer term impact on Scouting and beyond.
We have made a commitment to ensure that we not only deliver a fantastic international adventure for our Contingent but that we will also champion youth engagement ensuring that we provide young people with opportunities to shape the Jamboree experience. Not only this, we want to ensure that we are providing development and training opportunities for every member of the Contingent so that they are able to recognise that they have gained new skills and confidence through being a member of the Contingent. Lastly, we want to ensure that the Jamboree reaches beyond those that travel with us. We want our work on youth engagement and personal development to filter back in to local Scouting for the wider movement to benefit from in the years to come. We hope you will help us embrace this challenge!
Information for Scout Counties, Areas and Regions
We are currently in the early stages of our planning for the Jamboree and the Jamboree Organisers have released very limited information to date. The number of Units that will form the UK contingent is still unknown, this means that the allocation of Units will not commence until Spring 2017. At this time the UK Contingent also hopes to release an “expected maximum fee”.
We also want to ensure that as a Contingent Management Team we are ready to support Counties , Areas and Regions in selection of both young people and adults to be part of Jamboree Units and we want to provide you them with all the information required to make informed choices on recruitment.
Further information to assist with the selection of Unit Leaders can be found here.