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.
During the first part of 2017 we will be searching for a group of experienced, enthusiastic and motivated adults to lead the Surrey unit(s) to the 24th World Scout Jamboree. Could this be you? Drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest and we'll let you know as soon as more details are available. Likewise, if you are interested in attending the event as 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!