More about IST
The IST will be comprised of volunteers from across the world , who are all there for one reason – to make the Jamboree a success! They will fill vital roles in motivating and supporting young people, and providing services, program and facilities. The IST make the Jamboree happen and they have a lot of fun doing it.
Being part of the IST is an immensely rewarding and valuable experience with the opportunity to develop new skills, make new friends, see new parts of the world and be part of the development of young people.
What do IST Members do?
IST members will have the opportunity to express role preferences from an IST jobs catalogue for what job they would like to do at the Jamboree.
Whatever IST job you are assigned there will be hard work, some long hours and even working overnight, but the rewards – the smiles and high fives from young people, the thanks and gratitude of Unit Leaders and the pride in doing a job well done – will make it all worthwhile.
More information on the role of the IST can be found here.
Am I right for the IST?
As long as you are flexible, willing to lend a hand and have a positive outlook you are the best possible person to apply to be part of the IST.
You need to be committed to ensuring young people leave the Jamboree with a wider view of the world, a deeper understanding of North America and a renewed commitment to Scouting and Guiding.
UK Contingent IST
The UK has been allocated up to 750 IST places for the Jamboree, and these individuals will form part of the UK Contingent. The Contingent will also comprise of 100 Units totalling 3,600 young people and 400 Leaders from across the UK.
We hope that whoever applies to be part of the UK Contingent IST will want to support our shared vision – the development of young people and adults within the Contingent.
The role of the IST will not be limited to just two weeks in North America – the Contingent will support IST and offer them the opportunity to engage locally with Units before, during and after the Jamboree.
The Contingent want to help you progress your own skills and development, to help you and your local Scouting.