World Scout Jamboree

North America 2019​


Every 4 years scouts from all around the world gather for the World Scout Jamboree. 30,000 scouts from over 160 different countries are expected to attend the 24th World Scout Jamboree which will be held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. The United States, Canada and Mexico are hosting this event. Scouts (boys and girls) have only one shot to attend since must be between ages 14 – 17 on the first day of the Jamboree.

The World Jamboree is an educational event that brings together the world’s young people to promote peace and mutual understanding and to develop leadership and life skills. The jamboree will feature the hallmarks of past world jamboree programs, such as the Global Development Village, the World Scout Centre, a special sustainability initiative, and the socialization elements that allow participants to make lifelong friends from around the world.

Unlike any other youth event, the World Scout Jamboree invites you to surround yourself in diverse global cultures by joining your new Scouting friends at a single destination for 12 unforgettable days. The jamboree experience extends beyond your home—and beyond the boundaries of our countries—to create a global adventure that will last a lifetime!

Scouts whose birthdays fall between July 22, 2001, and July 21, 2005 (age 14-17 on the first day of the jamboree), can join the contingent as a youth ( Cost is $2,800 (includes Jamboree registration fee, meals, tents, patrol & cooking gear, travel. There will be NO pre or post touring to keep costs down. Additional charges will be assessed for contingent specific items (prep-meeting costs, unit apparel, patches, etc.) The USA contingent is limited to 6,000 youth. The registration site has been open since November 2017, so don’t delay, register today.

Scouters born before July 22, 2001, may apply to be an IST (International Service Team (, a.k.a. staff member). Cost is $1,800 (includes Jamboree registration fee, meals, tents. IST is responsible for their own travel to/from the Jamboree.


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Paul Shimotake,
Vice President of Program
(925) 285-3764