Ready to Roar for Unit 90?

Key Information for Adult Leader Applications

The World Scout Jamboree 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 takes place in South Korea in Summer 2023, and UK scouts who will be aged 14-17 years old may be able to attend as part of the UK Contingent.

Attendees will engage in pre-event activities, preparing, learning, and getting to know other UK Scouts, then travel to the main event in Summer 2023. UK Scouts from all walks of life are welcome. The application stage for the adult volunteer leaders to take the West Mercia Scouts Unit to the Jamboree is open. Youth application Process will follow by early autumn. We want this to be the most inclusive Jamboree to date. There will also be a revised inclusive policy from County regarding Youth applications too.

We invite you to apply full details below.

Key dates:

7th July 2021 – Applications open

13th July 2021- UKC – Becoming a Unit Leader Webinar – – (you need to register in advance)

15th August 2021 – Application Closing Date

5th September 2021 – Selection Event

The closing date for applications will be midnight 15th August 2021 via email.

 The application form can be found here:

Recruitment form WSJ Leaders

Role descriptions can be found here:

WSJ Unit leader Role Description

Deputy Unit Leader Role Description

Assistant Unit Leader Role Description

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to the selection event.


The process of supporting the County Commissioner in making an appointment to the role will be undertaken by a search group. The search group is keen to receive applications for the role from a wide range of individuals. When completing the application form please provide as much relevant information as possible as this will assist the search group in considering who may be best suited for the role. Please refer to the role description and address each of the items listed in the person specification to help the search group understand how you meet the requirements of the role. It may be helpful to include experiences outside of Scouting that are relevant to the role such as in professional or other volunteer capacities.

The search group will create a shortlist of candidates for a selection process, which we expect to take place on Sunday 5th September at West Mercia Scouts, Wolverhampton, WV1 2DN. This will include a series of activities and informal chats with members of the search group. Further details will be provided to shortlisted applicants.


There will be the following positions:

  • Unit Leader
  • Deputy Unit Leader x1
  • Assistant Unit Leader x2

You can apply for Unit Leader and other leader roles.

The proposed recruitment process for all leaders will be:

  1. Apply in a format that suits you e.g. word document, pdf, video or sound file
  2. Invitation to the selection day
  3. Presentation: applicants will be asked to prepare an informal 10-minute (max) presentation via an approach of your choosing – “What is your Jamboree Dream?”
  4. Interview
  5. Informal Chat
  6. If Successful – Offer Made
  7. Go draw your dream, recruit your unit and get Jamboree ready!

Further information

Training & Unit Development

Unit leaders need to plan with the total engagement of the whole unit a training plan to be ready for international travel, the jamboree and all the skills required therein, which avoids exam periods.

You will need to build a patrol system and identify patrol leaders and assistant patrol leaders. They will help deliver the autonomy and ownership with the Explorer section that unit leaders must provide to the young people.

It is recommended to plan as a minimum for training:

  • x3 weekend camps
  • x3 briefing events

The UK Contingent will provide a development plan and training activity, including activities such as Jamboree in the box.

County and Local Engagement

Roadshows (Virtual) will be needed too be produced to inform potential young people of the jamboree and the programme. These need to be designed by the adult unit leaders and full assistance from the County Team. It is anticipated these will need to be delivered virtually in a scheme and frequency to be designed by the team.

County Meetings between the County Commissioner, AAC International and appropriate County Members will be on an as required basis.

County Media You must follow all brand guidelines and policies set out by the County. All Unit Leaders will have access to the County IT infrastructure.

Youth Unit Selection

The selection of the youth will be run by the County at a venue or approach to be decided with the Unit leaders. A selection system needs to be constructed which is inclusive for all members, where full assistance will be given by the County Team and other leaders. Policies on recruitment will be devised with the support of CC, DCC, ACC (I) and Unit Leaders.

Post Jamboree Event & Reporting

After the Jamboree there should be a celebratory event in the Autumn term of 2023 to celebrate the journey. Unit leaders need to provide a report for the County AGM in 2024. A ‘lessons learnt’ document must be produced in preparation for the next jamboree after South Korea for the benefit of the next unit leaders.


If County members become IST it will be promoted that they integrate with the County Jamboree Unit, including helping with nights away, training and supporting each other for fundraising. Everyone on the Jamboree is on the same journey and should support each other.