What is a World Scout Jamboree?

A World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) is held every four years in a different country hosted by that countries Scouting organisation. Participants of the event are member of Scouting between 14 and 18 years old whom form units and attend representing their host country. There are many different contingents from all around the world which attend with many contingents hosting pre and post events around the main Jamboree. Many contingents encourage the participants to fundraise for the event and we have many precamps leading up to the Jamboree. I also had to be selected for this event by attending a selection camp back in October 2017.

In 2019, I attended the 24th World Scout Jamboree which was held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, West Virginia, USA. I participated with my joint unit, Double Blue, from the United Kingdom contingent. Our pre-event was visiting NYC before heading to the Summit Bechtel Reserve with our post-event allowing us to visit Washington DC and have a hosted hospitality experience in Canada.

You can find more about the 24th World Scout Jamboree here

The next World Scout Jamboree will be held in South Korea which you can discover more information here