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What is a Jamboree?

In Summer 2023, more than 40,000 Scouts from all over the world will gather in Korea for the 25th World Scout Jamboree. The World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) is a World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM) event, it happens every four years, each time hosted by a different country. We’re so proud that thousands of UK young people aged 14 to 17 and their leaders will get the chance to be part of the UK Contingent in South Korea.

The UK’s Contingent are more than just travel buddies, they are planners, fundraisers, motivators and mentors. We’ve got a lot to achieve in a short time but we’ll leap at the challenge as we… Think big. Dream wild. Act Together.

Where is the World Scout Jamboree?

The 25th World Scout Jamboree will take place on a brand new site in SaeManGeum, South Korea. The campsite is flat and overlooks the sea on one side and features a view of the mountains. It is situated in close proximity to the beautiful Byeonsanbando National Park (Byeonsan Peninsula) located on the West Coast of Jellabuk-do

When is the World Scout Jamboree?

The Jamboree will take place between the 1st and 12th August 2023. In addition to the actual Jamboree itself, the UK contingent will organise some pre and post event experiences. We are yet to have these confirmed but, in the past, these have included visiting other areas of the country and experiencing the cultures and family life in that country. The 25th World Scout Jamboree will be part of the Korean Scout Associations celebration of a century of Scouting in Korea and to prepare for the next 100 years.

What happens at a World Scout Jamboree?

A Jamboree is a unique experience. Our Unit will be living amongst units from all other countries, cooking and caring for themselves as a team, doing a wide and varied choice of physical, adventurous, creative, cultural, environmental and global activities with a friendly and safe festival feel to the whole adventure.

How many Scouts will go to the Jamboree?

The Jamboree is attended by around 40,000 people from around the world. This includes Scouts, Leaders and an International Service Team (IST). Around 4,000 of these will be from the UK.