Jamboree Participants

You only get one chance to be a participant for a World Scout Jamboree. Are you ready for the experience of a lifetime?

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25th World Scout Jamboree

In 2023 in SaeManGeum Jeollabuk-do, Korea, thousands of Scouts will gather for the 25th World Scout Jamboree. Warwickshire plan to send 45 older Scouts and Explorers.

Will you be joining them? Scroll down to find out more about the Jamboree and how to apply! The deadline for applications being received is strictly 9pm on 3rd November.

Apply now!

About the Jamboree

The Jamboree will take place from 1 – 12 August 2023. All UK participants will take part in pre/post event experiences around those dates too. You will be away for about 3 weeks in total.

The extensive programme 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.

What will I get out of the Jamboree?

Many people who have been to previous World Scout Jamborees – whether adults or young people – happily talk about a ‘life changing experience’. You will see new things, meet new people, be immersed in the true worldwide family of Scouts. One of the UK Contingent objectives is to ensure everyone who is part of the journey grows as a person and recognises that change – bringing back new skills and ideas to make a lasting impression on their local scouting and community.

What have past participants said?

View more on @WarksWSJ Instagram

Want to know more? Join a roadshow!

Virtual roadshows are loaded with information about the Jamboree, and are being held on Zoom at 8pm on:

  • Tuesday 19 October
  • Wednesday 20 October
  • Thursday 21 October

To register email jamboree2023@warwickshirescouts.org.uk and put your preferred date(s) in the header. Parents and guardians welcome too. You will receive joining instructions the day before the event.

Q&A

Older Scouts and Explorers can apply. Participants must be aged between 14 and 17 in July 2023 (born between 22 July 2005 and 31 July 2009).

We are not looking for the ‘best’ Scouts or Explorer Scouts. We are looking for young people who will be able to get the most out of the experience.

Fees have not yet been announced. The fee for North America was £3550. We are expecting a ’not more than’ fee to be published later this year, and no absolute commitment (only a good intention) is required from you before this figure is confirmed.

Money shouldn’t be a barrier to anyone wanting to apply. If this is a concern, have a chat with the unit leaders who should be able to help you identify funding sources. Some of Warwickshire’s participants for the 24th World Scout Jamboree managed to fundraise the entire £3550!

Fill out our online application form using the big purple ‘Apply’ buttons on this page, or go here.

The World Scout Jamboree Organising Committee are working hard to ensure that the event will go ahead and are putting in place plans if certain restrictions are still in place.

The UK Contingent are looking at travel and insurance policies and once these are secured, they will provide updates.

In short, yes! Warwickshire are looking to send the most diverse and inclusive contingent yet to the jamboree.

The deadline for applications being received is strictly 9pm on 3rd November.

Successful applicants will be invited to a selection event. You will be allocated a place on either Saturday 20 November or Sunday 21 November. The all day event will take place at Castle Farm in Kenilworth.

Got a question?

Please send any questions about the World Scout Jamboree via email jamboree2023@warwickshirescouts.org.uk

You may also find the UK contingent website helpful: https://www.scouts.org.uk/volunteers/running-your-section/international-scouts-and-events/international-events/wsj/

Apply now!