25 World Scout Jamboree

25 World Scout Jamboree

What is a World Scout Jamboree?

More than 40,000 Scouts from all over the world will gather for the 25 World Scout Jamboree. The event happens every 4 years, each time hosted by a different country. The first WSJ took place in 1920 in the UK, with the last two hosted in USA in 2019 and then Japan in 2015!


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. This really is a unique experience that cannot be put into words.


One of our 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. Its not just about the Jamboree its self the journey to the Jamboree is just as important in developing you as a person and forging friendships that will last a lifetime…


Our Contingent are more than just travel buddiesthey are planners, fundraisers,motivators and mentorsWe’ve got a lot to achieve in a short time but we’ll leap at the challenge as weThink big. Dream wild. Act Together.


Application Form

Applications CLOSED on 25 October 2021.

We’re supporting the UK Contingent’s vision to be the most inclusive UK Contingent to attend a World Scout Jamboree, we encourage applications from young people from all walks of life– all backgrounds, genders, ages, races, religions, and abilities.

We implore young people and parents not to be daunted by fundraising or perceptions around cost as we are keen to help those from low income families and there are ways we can help locally and nationally to ensure that cost is not barrier to your participation.

We encourage anyone who is eligible to attend the Jamboree to apply– even if you aren’t sure or 100% certain it’s for you. Remember being a Scout is all about acknowledging the butterflies, taking a deep breath and going for it! Regardless of the outcome of your application, it’s great experience for the future and we promise to make it fun and worthwhile. Remember you’ve got to be in it to win it, so don’t be disappoint yourself by not putting your name forward.

If you need help completing your application, you should contact us. All requests will be treated with respect and confidence. 

We are looking for young people who:

  • will benefit the most from attending
  • will give back to local Scouts & the community
  • have the ability to work as part of a team
  • can Think big on key global / local issues
  • can Dream wild on how to tackle these issues
  • can Act together as a unit and as a world wide movement

At the selection day we will be looking out for:

  • Communication Skills (incl. listening, empathy, respect)
  • Team Work / Networking
  • Creativity / Problem Solving
  • Leadership / Taking Responsibility
  • Positive Attitude/Mindset.
Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls