The World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) is the most significant event from the World Organization of the Scout Movement. About 50,000 Scouts from more than 160 nations attend. WSJ aims to promote peace and understanding among youth from different places and cultures. Many ventures take place during the event located at the Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve. The WSJ taking place in 2019 will be the 24th. The original Jamboree took place in 1920 in England.

National Jamboree, World Jamboree, what’s the difference?

World Jamboree is about gathering with people from different cultures and countries. Different program features promote education, sustainability, peace, and community service. There will be a broad number of possibilities to make friends and discover about both Scouting and day-to-day life in other lands, more so than doing activities. But, there will still be plenty of openings to zip-line, mountain bike, and participate in any other fun adventures. Also, numerous Scouting throughout the globe has both male and female Scouters, making about half of the attendees at the WSJ female.

Application Process

By applying to visit the 24th World Scout Jamboree as a member of the Boy Scouts of America Contingent, you take your initial move towards experiencing the vast world of Scouting and the adventure of a lifetime. Whether you are a participant, a leader, or staff, you will be camping side by side with your brother and sister Scouts from around the world.

Foresee to take 30-40 minutes finishing the application. Before starting, be equipped to provide your BSA ID number and a $250 deposit. The form must be done in one sitting, so be prepared to complete the application in its entirety.

Go to to apply for the 2019 World Scout Jamboree.

Still not convinced?

Check out the adventures of DeWitt Thompson, an avid Scouter who attended four World Scout Jamborees.

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DeWitt attended the World Scout Jamboree in 1929, 1933, 1937, and 1951. They journeyed across the states and Europe traveling by both train and boat. He even had Scouting founder Robert Baden-Powell ride into his campsite on horseback. His journal entries describe the adventure of a lifetime. Now you can be a part of the adventure as well!

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Questions? Comment below or check out the WSJ webpage.


  1. Joyce Olesen
    Joyce Olesen ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I liked the article on the world jamboree. If kids need to apply early, are there any fundraising events to help raise the $250.00? I think it is a lot of money for many kids who might otherwise be really active participants.

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