World Scouting comes to the USA
The World Scout Jamboree is the largest camping event organized by the World Organization of
the Scout Movement (WOSM), gathering as many as 50,000 Scouts and leaders from 169
National Scout Organizations. The 24th World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) is co-hosted by Scouts
Canada, Association de Scouts de Mexico, and the Boy Scouts of America. The last time the
United States hosted a WSJ was in 1967 in Idaho.
The WSJ is an educational event bringing together young men and young women from around
the world to promote peace, mutual understanding, and to develop leadership skills. The
Jamboree will feature the hallmarks of past World Jamboree programs, such as the Global
Development Village, the World Scout Centre, a special sustainability initiative, and the
socialization elements that allow participants to make lifelong friends from around the world.
Participation is open to eligible men and women who are registered members in the Boy Scouts
of America. World Scout Jamboree units will be organized on a regional (not Council) basis.
The theme for the 24th World Scout Jamboree is “Unlock a New World”. This reflects the new
adventures, cultures and friendships that will be shared by Scouts from around the world. We
hope you can join us!
The United States Contingent is limited on the number of people that we can send to a World
Scout Jamboree. While we will be able to send more to this Jamboree than ever before, we
expect there to be tremendous interest and encourage folks to apply as soon as possible.
When is it
July 22 – August 2, 2019 (USA Contingent will arrive on July 21, 2019)
Where is it
Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve
West Virginia, USA
Who can go
Birthday between July 22, 2001 and July 21, 2005
– Youth participants (boys and girls) must be age 14-17
Birthday before July 22, 2001 (age 18 and older)
– Adult unit leaders (age 18 and older)
– International Service Team (IST) age 18 and older
How to go
Participants, adult leaders, and IST will complete an online application. Applications will be reviewed on
both a Council and National level. Official information and a link to the online application can be found on
the USA Contingent website: https://wsj2019.us/apply
See the Western Region flyer here
See the full WSJ welcome letter here