25 World Scout Jamboree
Think big. Dream wild. Act together
This summer, 72 Scouts aged 14-18 from Cheshire will embark on a three-week international expedition to the World Scout Jamboree in South Korea.
They will joinmore than 40,000 Scouts from all over the world. The World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) is a World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) event, it happens every four years, each time hosted by a different country.
This is probably going to be one of the most life changing experiences ever.
Both units will spend 12 days on the Jamboree site with at least five days in the capital of Seoul.
Follow our progress
Contact the WSJ Contingent
Follow our adventure on Facebook
Follow our adventure on Twitter
Follow our adventure on Youtube
Like Unit 46's content on Tiktok
Like Unit 47's content on Tiktok
Like Unit 46's content on Instagram
Like Unit 47's content on Instagram
Buy our merchandise
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 buddies, they are planners, fundraisers,motivators and mentors. We’ve got a lot to achieve in a short time but we’ll leap at the challenge as we…Think big. Dream wild. Act Together.
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