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World Scout Jamborees

What is a World Scout Jamboree

Every four years, tens of thousands of Scouts, from every corner of the world, gather in a tented city for two weeks of activities and adventure!

This is a fantastic event where Scouts live and learn together. The next jamboree in Japan is expecting about 50,000 Scouts. This is an amazing first-hand experience of multiculturalism in action, an opportunity to interact and participate with others from different cultures and to build solidarity and understanding across cultural and geographical boundaries. This is a World Scout Jamboree!

Aimed at 14 to 17 year olds, Scouts attend the event in national groups, called Contingents. There is one contingent from each country where there are Scouts recognised by the World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM), and currently there are over 160 member countries in WOSM! The event is supported by thousands of international adult volunteers, and a special Scout solidarity fund helps to ensure that representatives attend from as many countries as possible. This is a peace building exercise on an enormous scale!

The World Scout Jamboree truly is an amazing unique experience: for participants, for staff, and even for the visitors who come to see the camp in action!


Being a participant at a World Scout Jamboree is an incredible once in a lifetime opportunity! Over the course a Jamboree you’ll meet people from all over the globe, take part in amazing adventures and experiences and be challenged to think about global issues in a new light.

Do you want to make life-long friends, learn from other cultures and beliefs and share your own knowledge? What are you waiting for? Come to a World Scout Jamboree: Simply Scouting!

Details from Past & Future Jamborees

The Next Jamboree

24th World Scout Jamboree in North America 2019

Future Jamborees

25th World Scout Jamboree in Korea in 2023

Past Jamborees

23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan 2015

22nd World Scout Jamboree in Sweden 2011

21st World Scout Jamboree in Essex 2007

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