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).

25th World Scout Jamboree: South Korea

Application for young people

The deadline for applications to join the Nottinghamshire Unit at the 25th World Scout Jamboree 2023 have now closed.

Thank you to all the young people who have applied to become a member of the unit. If you have applied, then please make a note of the selection weekend dates in your diary, and we’ll be in touch with more information to all applicants soon.

Walesby Campsite, Saturday 29th January 2022, from 10am to 5pm
For the districts of Bassetlaw, Central, Mansfield, and Newark

Robin Hood Campsite, Sunday 30th January 2022, from 10am to 5pm
For the districts of Ashfield, Beauvale, City, Rushcliffe, and South West Notts


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”. Watch this space for more information!

How long will it last?

The Jamboree itself will take place from the 1st to the 12th August 2023. However, the trip is likely to include a pre visit beforehand and a home hospitality visit afterwards, meaning that the event will likely extend to 3 weeks in total.