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World Scout Jamboree 2023

World Scout Jamboree 2023

Think big. Dream wild. Act together  

In Summer 2023, more than 40,000 Scouts from all over the world will gather in Korea for the 25 World Scout Jamboree. We’re so proud that thousands of UK young people aged 14 to 17 and their leaders will be there. If you want to be one of the young people that represents Hereford and Worcester at the Jamboree you have come to the right place. 

Jamboree Roadshow

We are running a number of virtual and face-to-face information evenings for you to find out more about the Jamboree on the following dates: 

Monday 13th September 7:30pm – Zoom Virtual event (click here to register)

Tuesday 14th September 7:30pm – 3rd Bromsgrove Scout hut, Kidderminster Rd, Bromsgrove B61 7JU  

Friday 17th September 7:30pm – Perdiswell Young Peoples Centre, Worcester, WR3 7SN  

Monday 20th September 7:30pm – Rhydd Covert Activity Centre, Kidderminster Rd, Bewdley DY12 1LW  

Tuesday 21st September 7:30pm – Kindle Centre (Asda), Belmont Rd, Hereford HR2 7JE  

Friday 24th September 7:30pm – Virtual event  (click here to register)

The virtual events will be held via Zoom. You can register now using the links above and the details will be sent to you. These meetings will be recorded and available at a later date

How to apply? 

Applications for young people are now open. To apply to join the Jamboree unit: 

Download and complete the Application Form

Once you have completed the form email the application form to ellen.cockram@scoutshw.org.uk before the closing date for applications is 23:59 on Friday 1st October 2021. 

Frequently asked questions 

What is the Jamboree?

The World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) is a World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) event, attended by tens of thousands of Scouts from around the world aged 14 to 17. It happens every 4 years, each time hosted by a different country. The next World Scout Jamboree will be hosted by The Korea Scout Association and takes place between 1st and the 12th August 2023.  

What is a Unit?

Hereford and Worcester are taking a unit to the Jamboree. This is made up of 4 adults and 36 young people, split into 4 patrols. We will work together to build an awesome team ready to head off on an amazing adventure. 

Who can apply? 

Applications are now open. To be an eligible youth participant at the 25th World Scout Jamboree, you must have been born between 22 July 2005 and 31 July 2009. If you are older on the given date, you may be able to apply to become a member of the International Service Team. 

What is the selection process? 

The first step is to complete the application form and email it to us. We will then invite suitable applicants to a selection day on either 9th or 10th October. After the selection day we will select 36 young people to join the Jamboree Unit. 

Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
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