World Scout Jamboree

The World Scout Jamboree is a Scouting jamboree of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, typically attended by several tens of thousands of Scouts from around the world, aged 14 to 17.

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About the World Scout Jamboree

The World Scout Jamboree is the largest regular event organised by the Scout Movement, gathering up to 40,000 people from all over the world. It is above all an educational event to promote peace and understanding. The World Scout Jamboree includes a wide variety of activities and also places great importance on the everyday life and interaction on the campsite. The World Scout Jamboree takes place every four years in a different country. The first World Scout Jamboree took place in England in 1920.

25th World Scout Jamboree (2023)

In 2023 in SaeManGeum, Jeollabuk-do, Korea, thousands of Scouts will gather for the 25th World Scout Jamboree. 

The extensive program will include:

  •         adventurous activities in the mountains and rivers near SaeManGeum,
  •         understanding sustainable development
  •         responding to natural disasters and global emergencies
  •         art and culture
  •         traditional scouting skills.

24th World Scout Jamboree (2019)

The 24th World Scout Jamboree was held in 2019, at The Summit Bechtel Reserve in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia, USA. Young people came from more than 200 nations and territories to spend 12 unforgettable days together.

Warwickshire sent two units, the Capulets and Montagues, made up of 36 participants and 4 unit leaders each. They enjoyed countless outdoor activities and made many lifelong friends and memories. As part of the adventure, all UK participants took part in a Big City Experience in New York and Washington D.C.and Hosted Hospitality across Canada.

View the Warwickshire contingent on Instagram

23rd World Scout Jamboree (2015)

The 23rd World Scout Jamboree took place in Kirarahama, Yamaguchi in western Japan from 28 July to 8 August 2015. The event was attended by 33,628 Scouts and leaders (including 7,979 International Service Team (IST) members who served as volunteer staff). The theme was 和 Wa: A Spirit of Unity. The kanji 和, meaning harmony, unity or togetherness, was part of the theme.

See the WSJ through time

Opportunities for Leaders and Network

You don’t have to be an Explorer to go to a Jamboree! Network and Leaders can apply to join IST or to be a unit leader!

Unit Leader

Click here to go to our Unit Leader page. Scroll down to find a video where Paul talks about what it was like to be a Unit Leader at the 24th World Scout Jamboree, in North America.

International Service Team (IST)

IST members are expected to work as part of a team and lend a hand with whatever needs to be done. They fulfil a vital role in motivating and supporting participants and providing services, programme and facilities. Some roles may require long working hours or working at night. IST members will help ensure that all young people attending the Jamboree leave with a wider view of the world and a renewed commitment to Scouting.