European Scout Jamboree 2020, Poland

After a gap of nearly 15 years, since the UK hosted the last European Jamboree in 2005, the next European Scout Jamboree will take place in Poland in July/August 2020. Building on the fantastic programme developed as part of their World Scout Jamboree bids the Scouts and Guides of Poland invite you to join them for 11 days of activities, combining the chance to develop new skills, make new friends from across Europe (12 – 15,000 people are expected to attend) and experience Poland’s beautiful countryside. Based on its own island close to the city of Gdansk, the purpose built site is within walking distance of beautiful sandy beaches, pine forests and a short bus ride from the bustling city.

Event dates:

Participants/Leaders: 27 July 2020 (arrival) to 7 August 2020*

IST: 24 July 2020 (arrival) to 7 August 2020*

*We anticipate that the Surrey Unit will opt to add on a little extra time before and/or after the Jamboree, so the whole experience will be longer than these dates.  IST may choose to do this too!

Age requirements:

Participants must be born between 26 July 2002 and 31 December 2006

Leaders must be at least 18 years old on application

IST must be at least 18 years old on the first day of the Jamboree

More information can be found on the European Jamboree website at, although currently this is mainly aimed at national contingent organisers.

Surrey Units and IST at the European Jamboree

We have been allocated the following places at the European Jamboree*:

  • 1 Unit of 36 participants and 4 leaders
  • Unlimited International Service Team places
  • We are also delighted to have 13 young people from Surrey going to the European Jamboree as part of the Hampshire Unit

The application process for places is, deliberately, more light touch than for a World Scout Jamboree.  Whilst we want to select Surrey Scouts that are suited to and committed to this experience, we want to encourage as many people as possible to apply for this unique opportunity.

For more information including costs and the application process please follow the links below:



International Service Team

The application process is now closed and we are in the process of forming the Surrey Unit. We’ll update these pages in spring 2019 with info about the Unit and how you can follow their adventures.

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