The event is being hosted by the Boy Scouts of America, Scouts Canada and Scouts of Mexico. It will be the largest ever event delivered by Scouting worldwide and 45,000 young people and adult volunteers are expected to attend from over 150 countries.
The IST will be comprised of volunteers from across the world , who are all there for one reason – to make the Jamboree a success! They will fill vital roles in motivating and supporting young people, and providing services, program and facilities. The IST make the Jamboree happen and they have a lot of fun doing it.
Being part of the IST is an immensely rewarding and valuable experience with the opportunity to develop new skills, make new friends, see new parts of the world and be part of the development of young people.
The month of July in West Virginia is usually hot and humid, with daily high temperatures of around 26°C. Some rain, particularly thunderstorms are likely during the summer months in West Virginia.
Humidity is likely to be high during the Jamboree, and this will make the ‘real feel’ temperature seem much hotter than the forecasted 26°C.
The Jamboree site is large and mountainous with steep gradients. Access is provided across the site by gravel pathways and long daily walks between different parts of the site will be the norm.
Unlike the rest of the Jamboree site, the camping areas are grassed and flat. Walking between different areas of the site will generally involve walking up or down hill.
There is unlikely to be transport across the Jamboree site, except in emergencies.