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The World Scout Jamboree is an experience of a lifetime. In 2019, Scouts from the United States will have an opportunity to camp with thousands of Scouts from around the world without the cost of international travel. The 24th World Scout Jamboree will take place at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia from July 21 to August 2, 2019. The World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) is the largest event organized by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). It marks the first World Scout Jamboree to be held in the United States in more than half a century. Co-hosted by the Boy Scouts of America, Scouts Canada, and Asociacion de Scouts de Mexico, the World Jamboree is expected to welcome 50,000 Scouts and leaders from 169 different countries.

The World Scout Jamboree is above all an educational event that brings together the world’s young people to promote peace and mutual understanding and to develop leadership and life skills. It will feature the hallmarks of past world jamboree programs, such as the Global Development Village, the World Scout Centre, a special sustainability initiative, and the socialization elements that allow participants to make lifelong friends from around the world. Unlike any other youth event, the World Scout Jamboree invites you to surround yourself in diverse global cultures by joining your new Scouting friends at a single destination for 12 unforgettable days. The Jamboree experience extends beyond your home—and beyond the boundaries of our countries—to create a global adventure that will last a lifetime!

If you want to attend as a participant, Boy Scouts and Venturers must be between the ages of 14 and 18, born between July 22, 2001 and July 21, 2005 (no exceptions). Adults over the age of 18 can serve on the International Service Team (staff) and as unit leaders. All participants, unit leaders and IST must be members of the Boy Scouts of America. The WSJ Contingent is open to all Scouts and Venturers who meet the age requirement. In addition, Scouts must meet the physical requirements for attending the Summit Bechtel Reserve.

WSJ Activities Video
Check out this great video about activities that await you!
WSJ Camping Video
Learn all about camping at the World Scout Jamboree in this video!
WSJ Cooking Video
Learn about the cooking and food systems that will be in place.

Registration fees for participants and leaders is $2,500, which includes registration for the Jamboree, meals at the Jamboree, tents, and patrol and cooking gear. The fees also cover appropriate travel expenses (including food) between “Hub Cities” and the Jamboree. The fee for IST is $1,800, and will include all of the items noted above except for transportation and travel related expenses. Transportation to and from the Jamboree will be the responsibility of the IST member based on when they need to report or depart from their staff assignment. A deposit of $250 is required for everyone at the time of registration. Scholarships are available based on need. Application information and details are available at the USA contingent website.

For the first time at a World Scout Jamboree, participants can experience “wild and wonderful” adventures such as whitewater rafting, rock climbing, and mountain biking. Adventure Valley offers world-class climbing, mountain biking, and zip lining. The Rocks, one of the largest man-made climbing facilities in the world, and The Ropes, balance beams, cargo nets, and other challenges, are guaranteed to raise your pulse. SBR’s zip lines cover 5.45 miles and rank as one of the top sites in the world. The Low Gear and High Gear mountain bike courses provide more than 36 miles of cross-country and downhill mountain bike trails. Add The Park, one of the largest outdoor skateboard facilities in the world, and The Trax, one of the largest BMX facilities, designed and constructed by the designer for ESPN’s X Games, and you start to get an idea of how unique this jamboree will be.

Applications will be accepted online only until July 31, 2018. Apply today! Visit https://wsj2019.us to apply.

Unlock Your World at the 24th World Scout Jamboree!
ONLY HELD EVERY FOUR YEARS
Last held in the United States in 1967

Links to information about the Jamboree:

Questions? Contact Vincent Close, Great Trail Council International Representative, at this email link.