IST Options and Post Event

IST Options

IST options are now frozen. Details of the four IST options can be found below.

Some of the options include participating in the IST Post Event in Washington DC.


Option A – Jamboree and IST Post Event in Washington D.C., including all flights and North American internal transfers provided from UK regional airports.

Option B – Jamboree, including all flights and internal transfers provided from UK regional airports.

Option C – Jamboree only. IST must get themselves to a Jamboree organisers entry points and from the exit point.

Option D – Jamboree and IST Post Event in Washington D.C. This option includes travel from the Jamboree site to Washington D.C. for the Post Event. IST must get themselves to a JOT entry point and the exit point will be Washington D.C.


Tell me more about each option…

For All Options: Kit, meals on site and use of a tent is included. The IST fee will also include attendance at IST Weekend in June 2018 and to a UK Contingent event in May 2019.

For Options A and B: Travel on Thursday 18th July with direct transfer to the Jamboree site and departure on Saturday 3rd August. Some roles may require travelling on different dates. All dates are subject to confirmation.

For Options C and D: Jamboree Organisers will arrange transport from Charlotte Douglas airport (CLT) North Carolina, Yeager airport Charleston (CRW) West Virginia or Prince Amtrak railway station, Beckley, West Virginia to the Jamboree site. IST arrival day is 18th July and IST can arrive from 8am.



The fees and payment schedule for the Options described above are as follows.

11th May
30th June
30th Nov
31st March
31st May
IST - Option A£300£700£700£700£595£2,995
IST - Option B£300£700£600£600£550£2,750
IST - Option C£300£300£300£300£300£1,500
IST - Option D£300£375£375£375£375£1,800

Please take note of the payment schedule. IST Members will be responsible for direct payment of their fees to the UK Contingent. These will be collected electronically by EventsAIR.

You can make additional installment payments, at any time so long as the minimum payments are made by the dates on the schedule.

Fundraising is highly encouraged to reduce the costs of the Jamboree to individuals. Applications for The Scout Association Inclusion Fund for World Scout Events are now closed.


Post Event

If you have chosen Options A or D we have included a fantastic opportunity to explore the city of Washington D.C. following the Jamboree.

If you have opted for the Post Event, you will make your way to Washington D.C. where we will re-energise and set out on an amazing 36-hour city experience ending on Monday 5th August.

The success of the event is in your hands. We have a vision of over 600 IST each having the most amazing experiences in Washington D.C. doing things that most tourists wouldn’t have the chance to do, and making a huge impact on the city in the 36 hours available. The Post Event will culminate in a celebration where we want you to showcase your adventures through photos and videos.

The run-up is just as important as the 2 nights in the city, allowing members to develop another support network over the coming months based on shared interests, hobbies or purpose.

Included in the Post Event is:

  • 2 nights’ accommodation
  • All meals
  • Transfer to Washington D.C. from the Jamboree site for the Post Event
  • Metro travel card
  • An evening celebration event exclusively for IST on Post Event
  • Support from CST as you develop your own special memories
  • Insurance for the event
  • Optional sightseeing bus tour on Saturday afternoon

But the rest is up to you! In December 2018 we invited you to a Post Event group on Facebook with like-minded IST members to allow you to plan and book your unique Post Event experience. The group is a great forum for networking with fellow IST members and sharing your planning.

Tell me more

If you’re an IST member opted into the Post Event, we will aim to transport you to Washington D.C. early on the morning on Saturday 3rd August. After checking in to accommodation, you will have 24 hours for your challenge from 11am Saturday to 11am Sunday. The Sunday afternoon and evening will conclude with a celebration event, where you can relax, unwind and share stories of your Washington D.C. experience. We want you to capture your adventures in pictures and video and share them at this event. We will tell you more about our plans for Sunday afternoon and evening in future editions of ISTea Times.

Sightseeing bus tour

We will be providing an optional one-hour sightseeing bus trip on the Saturday afternoon, which may suit those who simply wish to glimpse the sights. The tour will start and finish at your accommodation with coaches setting off from there every hour; exact departure times to be confirmed. It will not be possible to get off the coach during the tour. You may wish to take the tour as part of your orientation and then set off on your challenge.

Information point

Finally, we plan to set up an information point in the heart of the city giving you somewhere to come to if you need assistance. There will be other ways to contact the UK Contingent should you need to during the IST Post Event. The details for emergency assistance will be provided at All Adults Weekend.


IST Options C & D – Organising Your Own Travel

If you’re going it alone and organising your own travel we have put a little guide together to help you out. This can be found in the ‘Travel, Tours and Post Event’ workshop in the ‘What have I missed’ section of the site. Please remember that if you are organising your own travel you must make your way to the site directly or to one of the three entry points:

  • Charlotte Douglas Airport (CLT), Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Yeager Airport (CRW), Charleston, West Virginia.
  • Prince Amtrak Railway Station, Prince, West Virginia.

For those on Option D travel from the Jamboree site to the Post Event is included in your UK Contingent fee and the exit point will be the IST Post event venue in Washington D.C.

IST arrival day is 18th July and IST can arrive from 8am. Transportation arrival and departure shuttle times to the Ruby Welcome Center from the three official entry points will be scheduled with the IST in advance. IST arriving by personal transportation will also need to schedule arrival and departure times. Transportation from locations other than the three official World Scout Jamboree entry points is not available.

There are two Charleston airports – West Virginia (CRW) and South Carolina (CHS). The entry point for the Jamboree is Yeager Airport (CRW), Charleston, West Virginia and collection by the Jamboree organisers is only from this airport.


Travel Advice

The UK Contingent has published travel advice, which can be accessed here.