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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 ran a number of virtual and face-to-face information evenings for you to find out more about the Jamboree If you missed the roadshows, you can watch a recording of the last virtual roadshow here.

How to apply? 

Applications have now closed. Applicants will be contacted about attending a selection day shortly.

If you have any questions regarding your application, please email ellen.cockram@scoutshw.org.uk

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 have now closed. 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. 

What will happen at the selection day?

During the selection day there will be a number of activities and team building exercises. You don’t need any special Scouting skills. They are designed to see how you would work as part of the Jamboree unit but also for you to have a bit of fun. There will also be a informal chat with one of the unit leaders. This isn’t a scary interview, just a chance for the leaders to get to know a bit more about you and find out why you want to attend the Jamboree.
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