World Scout Jamboree 2019

The 24th World Scout Jamboree is being organised jointly between Mexico, America and Canada. It will be held between 22nd July and 2nd August 2019. Due to the size of the Jamboree it is being held at Summit Bechtel Reserve, West Virginia, USA. Approximately 40,000 to 50,000 Scouts from all over the World will be invited to the event with the UK allocation hopefully being between 3,000 and 4,000. This will be made up by a number of Units each containing 36 young people and 4 leaders.  County places will be allocated as a percentage based on the 2017 census numbers of young people within the required age range.

To qualify for a Youth Unit Member the applicant must have been born between 22nd July 2001 and 21st July 2005. The age for Unit Leader is over 18 years on 22nd July 2019. The cost of the Jamboree has not yet been quoted and interested parties will be informed as soon as this figure is announced. As a guide the last Jamboree hosted in Japan costed £3200. The 2019 cost will include all Jamboree fees, travel, uniform, local training camps / activities that may be arranged prior to, or after, the Jamboree. This amount will be confirmed as soon as we have details from Gilwell.

Please pass on this information to any interested members so that they are given the information and opportunity to attend this event. The cost of the Jamboree should not inhibit members from applying as funding and grants etc. may be available. A young person only gets one opportunity to attend a World Jamboree as a participant.

Interested parties for Assistant Unit Leaders can now apply. Details and application forms can be found below on our dedicated World Scout Jamboree 2019 page at link:

The closing date for Assistant Unit Leaders is the 14th May 2017. Adults who pass this initial stage will be invited to interview with 14 days. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified.

Young people application forms are available  on our dedicated World Scout Jamboree 2019 page at link: Separate information evening and events will be published in due course. We are providing this information to leaders so they are aware of the forms and dates. The main details will follow. However, the closing date for young people will be 10th September 2017. The selection event for those young people who pass the initial application stage will be will be held on the weekend of 6-8th October 2017.

All applications to be sent as per details on the application forms.

More details of the Jamboree can be found on