What is a Jamboree?
A Jamboree is a gathering of Scouts at a national or international level. Typically a Jamboree takes place every four years and is an amazing opportunity for young people to come together and experience an exciting programme of global development, peace, cultural understanding, adventure, fun, and friendship.
The World Scout Jamboree and European Jamboree programmes are organised for Scouts aged 14–18. However, many other Jamborees are held around the world and in the UK which may incorporate other age groups. Kandersteg International Scout Centre in Switzerland is home to the permanent mini Jamboree campsite. Other opportunities include the annual Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) and Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI).
World Scout Jamboree
Where was the last World Scout Jamboree?
The 24th World Scout Jamboree took place at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, USA, from 22nd July to 2nd August 2019, and was the largest Jamboree ever held with over 45,000 young people and adult volunteers attending from over 150 countries. Nottinghamshire Scouts sent 45 Scouts and 6 Leaders in Units 7 and 8, as well as several International Service Team (IST) adult volunteers, who all had the adventure of a lifetime!
When is the next World Scout Jamboree?
The 25th World Scout Jamboree will be held in Saemanguem, South Korea, where the theme will be “Draw Your Dream”. We expect to begin publicising the 2023 Jamboree to leaders and eligible young people in summer 2021. Watch this space for more information!