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

Meet Unit 16!

On Saturday 26th February 2022 the Nottinghamshire Scouts Jamboree Unit met together for the first time to kickstart their preparations towards attending the 25th World Scout Jamboree to be held in SaeManGeum, South Korea, in the summer of 2023.

Unit 16, as they are known at the moment, comprises of 36 young people and 4 leaders representing every district within the County. The next challenge for ‘Unit 16’ is to work on the unit branding and arrange fundraising events within their local area. The participants from your Scouting District would welcome your support throughout the Jamboree journey, so please look out for them over the next 18 months!


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.