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.