Youth Participants: Applications open 19h June 2017 with a closing deadline of midnight 17th September 2017
International Service Team (IST): More info late 2017/Early 2018
The World Scout Jamboree is the largest, regular event organised by the Scout Movement. It takes place every four years in a different country and in summer 2015 the 23rd World Scout Jamboree took place in Japan. 81 Scouts and leaders attended as 2 Surrey units, WA-rriors and Nakama. Take a look at what they got up to below...
Jamborees have an exciting programme of global development, peace, cultural understanding and adventurous activities. Approximately 30,000 Scouts (and Guides) aged 14-18, from almost every country in the world, come together and camp in a purpose made town for 10 days. A number of additional adults also join the International Service Team (IST) to help staff the event. These Scouts are part of a staff team of around 10,000 adults.
The next Jamboree, hosted by Canada, Mexico and the USA, will take place between 22 July and 2 August 2019 at The Summit in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia, USA. The programme will capture the four core values of The Summit Bechtel Reserve: adventure, service, sustainability and leadership, and with a theme of Unlock a New World, the Jamboree invites you to unlock new adventures, new cultures, and new friendships.
If are interested in attending the event as a member of the International Service Team (IST), let us know and we'll make sure you are kept informed.
A little later in 2017 we will be working with the 18 Surrey Districts to select the young people that will represent Surrey at this once in a lifetime event. If you will be aged 14-17 at the time of the event, tell your leader that you're interested and keep an eye out for the details!
Surrey Scouts has been awarded a 12th patrol at the Jamboree which means that we will have three complete units this time!