24th WORLD SCOUT JAMBOREE – 2019, WEST VIRGINIA, USA

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A World Scout Jamboree is a world Scouting event for young people aged between 14 and 18. The 24th World Scout Jamboree will take place in the USA during July and August 2019. The event is being hosted by the Boy Scouts of America, Scouts Canada and Scouts of Mexico. This is the largest event delivered by Scouting worldwide and over 30,000 young people and adult volunteers are expected to attend from over 150 countries. The Scout Association UK is planning to send a contingent the size of 10% of the total attendance at the Jamboree, exact numbers are yet to be confirmed by the Jamboree Organisers.

The 2019 World Scout Jamboree will be held from 22 July until 2 August 2019, at The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia, USA. Unlike any other youth event, a World Scout Jamboree invites young scouts to surround themselves in the cultures of the world by joining Scouting friends from throughout the world at a single destination for 12 unforgettable days. The Jamboree experience extends beyond their home and beyond the boundaries of the host countries to create a global adventure that will last a lifetime.

We will be posting all the latest information here about opportunities to attend the World Scout Jamboree with West Mercia Scout County either as a unit leader, participant or a member of the International Service Team.

Meet the Leadership Team….

We are delighted to announce the details of the four people who will take our young people on this amazing experience. The leadership team who will be taking West Mercia Scout County’s Unit to the 24th World Jamboree in West Virginia, USA in 2019 are:
Tim Castle (Unit Leader)
Claire Hill (Deputy Unit Leader)
Jane Bradbury (Unit Assistant)
James Hodson (Unit Assistant)

Left to right: James Hodson (Unit Assistant), Claire Hill (Deputy Unit Leader), Tim Castle (Unit Leader), Jane Bradbury (Unit Assistant)

How do I get to find out more?

There will be an open evening for everybody interested in attending the Jamboree as Youth Participants. Parents are welcome to attend of course and we would encourage you to do so. This event will be held on the 16th June 2017 at 19:30, venue to be confirmed in due course. During the evening we will have several presentations including one from participants that attended the previous Jamboree along with a Q&A session.

To help us gauge interest for this event please book your tickets to attend HERE.

How do I apply?

To apply you must be able to fulfill the following 3 criteria :
Participants must be born between 22nd July 2001 and 21st July 2005. There will be absolutely no exceptions to this rule.

Depending on your application, you may be invited to the selection day being held at Blackwell Adventure, Agmore Road, Blackwell, Bromsgrove B60 1PX on Sunday 9th July 2017. If you cannot make this selection day then unfortunately you will not be considered for a place on the Jamboree.

You will also be required to attend a team building camp at Patshull Activity Centre between the 29th September to 1st October 2017.

Please be aware although we don’t have the final cost yet (set by the Scout Association) the last World Scout Jamboree was £3000 per person and this cost may rise. There will also be additional costs during the run up to 2019 as we have unit camps and days out etc. We will arrange many fundraising opportunities but we will also expect the young people to use their own initiative to meet their costs, to help we plan to have talks from the previous participants on how they raised their funds.

Please CLICK HERE and fill in the application form to the best of your ability. The form can be edited up until the closing date of Sunday 30th June 2017 at 11:59pm.

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