World Scout Jamboree North America 2019

Mark your calendars for July 22–August 2, 2019! These are the dates when Scouts from around the globe will gather at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia, USA, for the 24th World Scout Jamboree. This world jamboree is unique because it is a team effort by Scouts Canada, Asociación de Scouts de México, and the Boy Scouts of America.

The theme is “Unlock a New World” and the event will feature the hallmarks of past world jamboree programmes, such as the Global Development Village, the World Scout Centre, a special sustainability initiative, and the mixing socially with others no matter to what country, class or creed they belong.

The 24th World Scout Jamboree is being held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, claimed to be the most advanced adventure camping base for youth in the world. Activities venues include The Rocks, one of the largest man-made climbing facilities; The Park, one of the largest outdoor skateboarding facilities in the world; and The Trax, one of the largest BMX bike facilities in the world. Add in three man-made lakes and several pools that offer a variety of aquatics activities and you can start to get an idea of how unique this jamboree will be for its participants.

World Jamboree Participant Application

The 24th world Scout Jamboree will be held in West Virginia, North America, at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve between 22nd July and 2nd August 2019.
Find out more about the site by visiting the Jamboree website at

To apply to be a participant you must be actively involved in Scouting in Wiltshire and be born between 22nd July 2001 and 21st July 2005. 

The application process is two-fold. First you need to apply using the online form. These will be reviewed and if you’re successful you will then be invited to the selection camp.

The selection camp will be held at Wiltshire Scout Centre, Potterne Wick over the weekend of 14th – 15th October 2017.
All applicants will be required to camp. If you are not able to make the selection weekend you will not be able to gain a place as a Jamboree participant.
Closing date for applications is 8th September 2017

Click here to apply for the Wiltshire Jamboree Contingent 


Who can apply to go as a participant? To apply to be a participant you must be born between 22nd July 2001 and 21st July 2005.

What happens if I was born outside of these dates? If you were born after these dates you will be eligible for the 2023 Jamboree. If you were born before these dates then you should look at other international activities, such as Roverway, or the International Service Team for the Jamboree.

What is the UK contingent? The UK contingent is the name for all of the participants, leaders and the International Service Team who will attend the event from the UK. The entire contingent will contain about 4,500 people!

What is in a Jamboree unit? A Jamboree unit is made up of 40 people, this is 4 leaders and 36 participants. The UK contingent will include 100 units.

How much will the Jamboree cost? The UK Contingent Management Team are currently working on the costings for 2019 and we hope to have this information before the summer. However, as a guide the participant fee for Wiltshire units for the last Jamboree in Japan was approximately £3500.

What is included in the Jamboree fee? The fee covers all of your essential costs for the entire event – training camps, flights to and from America, transport and accommodation in America, the jamboree itself, all food and kit.

Am I allowed to fundraise to pay for the Jamboree? Absolutely, we would encourage you to fundraise to help raise your Jamboree fee, this can be an important part of your Jamboree journey. In the past many participants have fundraised their entire Jamboree fee.

What are the Jamboree dates? The Jamboree itself will be held between 22nd July and 2 August 2019. However, the UK Contingent may be able to provide Home Hospitality and/or a cultural experience either before or after the Jamboree. It also takes a number of days to fly everybody out before, and back afterwards. Therefore, we currently do not know the precise dates that will be required.

What is Home Hospitality and where will it be? Home Hospitality is a unique opportunity to stay with a Scouting family in another country. This is a real privilege to see the country through the eyes of people who live there. At this stage we do not know if Home Hospitality will be available to units or where it may be.

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Here we go!

The leader team has been selected, we’ve got an application form and a date for selecting the young people that will join us. The website is up and running and we’ve got facebook and twitter. Hello world! You’ll be hearing a lot from us! The team is very excited and we can’t wait to find out …

Roverway 2018

What ?

Roverway 2018 is an incredible European adventure for all 16 – 22 year olds. The next event will be hosted by Scouting Nederland and organised by the European Scout Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) and World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).

When and where?

From 23 July to 2 August 2018, it will take place in the Netherlands. Over 3,000 participants (aged 16 – 22) from over twenty countries will participate in Roverway.


You need to be between 16-22 at the time of the event. You will need to be confident and quite independent as you will be travelling across the country and between sites, meeting lots of people form different backgrounds. Applications will be open to all eligible members in the county. We have accepted a patrol of between 6 and 8 spaces – which has to include a Patrol Leader and Assistant Patrol Leader, both over the age of 18.

How does it work?

The participants will be in County Patrols of 6-8 ahead of the event. They will be encouraged to meet regularly, take part in practice camps and gain camping skills in addition to a Nights Away permit for Patrol Leaders. The patrols from different countries join together to form a crew of around 50 people


There will be pre event activities in Amsterdam, a large opening ceremony in The Hague, 5 days on a path of their choosing (paths have different themes eg culture, outdoor etc) and 5 days at a Jamboree style central camp at the International Scout & Guide Centre, Zeewolde.


Participant A: £995 (includes travel)

Participant B: £830 (not including travel)

IST A: £835 (includes travel)

IST B: £680 (not including travel)

The fee is inclusive of the following:

  • 1x regional briefing day (Grand Rover Tour)
  • 1 x briefing weekend for patrol leaders (PL) and assistant patrol leaders only (PL Academy)
  • 48 hour pre-event in Amsterdam
  • Roverway 2018 event fee
  • Contingent kit, badges and necks
  • Insurance
  • Return travel (option A only)

For those interested in IST,  they will be recruiting nationally and this will commence very soon. Please keep an eye on for more on this.

Opportunities for those over 22 years of age

There is also an opportunity for those aged 23+ to go as a member of the International Service Team (IST). There will be a national recruitment campaign for these positions, opening in the summer.

More information is available on the event website:

Roverway participants must be born between the dates of 2nd August 1995 and 25th July 2002 and be an active member of The Scout Association

For a role description for Patrol Leader please click here

Roverway Application Form

Deadline for applications is 10th September 2017