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

For IST choosing Options A and D we have included a fantastic opportunity to explore the city of Washington D.C. following the Jamboree.

IST opting for the Post Event will make their way to Washington DC where we will re-energise and set out on an amazing 36 hour city experience ending on Monday 5th August.

Post event is an opportunity to experience Washington DC, for IST to create their own unique experience as part of the stay and celebrate delivering a great Jamboree at an IST only evening event.

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 a shared interests, hobbies or purpose.

Included in the Post Event is:

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • All meals
  • Transfer to Washington DC 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 memory
  • Insurance for the event

But the rest is up to you.

Based on the activities that you provided (and some of you gave more than one idea), we have allocated you to special interest groups for the IST Post Event Challenge. You need to confirm you are happy with these groups in EventsAir by the 24th October.

Once this process is complete, we will also be sending you information on how to meet others via interest groups at the end of 2018.

For information check out our Post Event Guide sent to IST in October in the “What have I missed?” section of the site.

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.


Travel Advice

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