World Scout Jamboree

The World Scout Jamboree is Scouting’s Olympics. Virtually every country on the planet send Scouts to represent them every four years for 12 days of adventure and friendship.

Participants are aged 14-18 and this means each Scout gets just one chance to attend a World Jamboree as a participant. Those younger must wait for the next Jamboree, those older can attend as part of the International Service Team.

The next World Scout Jamboree will be hosted by North America, taking place at the incredible Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia, USA from 22nd July – 2nd August 2019. Uniquely, this purpose built venue is already set up and ready to welcome an expected 50,000 Scouts from across the world.

Each country sends a Contingent of many Units each made up 36 participants and 4 adult leaders. Wales is part of the UK Contingent and is sending four Units.

So to attend as a participant you must

  • be a Member of Scouting
  • be born between 22 July 2001 and 21 July 2005 (there will be absolutely no exceptions)
  • fill in this application form before 5th November
  • attend a selection camp in Powys on 18-19th November
  • be selected
  • be fully committed to attending all prep camps and fundraisers

Cost & Fundraising

The UK Contingent Fee is £3,495 which includes flights, the Jamboree, a Big City Experience, UK Contingent Post Event, Home Hospitality, kit. There may be some other local additional costs for prep camps etc.

Participants to previous World Jamborees have managed to fully fundraise similar amounts, so please don’t think this fee is a bar to anyone attending – you may need to work hard to raise the cash, but you can do it and there is loads of help.

Jamborees are totally unique experiences where you are camped with the whole World.

For more information and to request a roadshow event at your Group or Unit, contact Aaron Wright, North Wales Unit Leader.


Here’s what the North Wales Unit got up to at the last Jamboree in Japan 2015…