World Scout Jamboree
Video from 2019 North America
Follow our socials from previous Jamborees to get a flavour of the fun.
Think big. Dream wild. Act together
In Summer 2023, more than 40,000 Scouts from all over the world will gather in Korea for the 25th World Scout Jamboree. We’re so proud that thousands of UK young people aged 14 to 17 and their leaders will be there.
The World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) happens every four years, each time hosted by a different country. The first WSJ took place in 1920 in the UK, with the last two hosted in the USA in 2019 and then Japan in 2015. The next WSJ will be hosted by The Korea South Association.
We don’t just dream. We act.
We dream about a sustainable world, where everyone’s welcome. But we’re not just about dreaming, Scouts want to see action too. Our Contingent and unit won’t silently creep round global issues, we’ll be trailblazers for getting young voices heard… You’re gonna hear us roar.
We know that dreams come true when we work together.
Our Greater London North Unit
Our units will be made up of 54 awesome young people and 6 adults from across Greater London North Scout County.
We have a strong ambition for our unit to be as diverse as we know Greater London North is and we really want you to apply, whatever your background, abilities, financial situation, religion, race or gender. We’re committed to working hard towards a diverse unit and will provide a safe space in our unit where everyone is welcome.
The cost of this event should not stop a young person taking part. We will work together to raise the funds from a mix of individual contributions, fundraising, grants and donations. We have funds available to help to ensure everyone, whatever their financial background, can take part.
Once you have applied for the event you will be sent information on grants that are available to help with the cost, this information isn’t considered as part of the selection process and is only used to make sure we can get you the grants and funds you need to attend the World Scout Jamboree.
The volunteer leader team for this Jamboree have loads of Scouting and International experience between them and were chosen by a panel of young people from Greater London North. John Nelson is the Unit leader supported by Amy Garrad, Sophie de Naeyer, David Bowman, Catherine Haigh and Katie Davis.
Roadshows and Zoom sessions
We are hosting an in-person roadshow on Wednesday 20th October at 7.30pm at Wolves Lane Scout HQ, N22 5AE (link to map). At the roadshow, we will be providing some more information about the Jamboree, you can meet the leaders and also have the opportunity to ask any questions.
As well as the roadshow, we are also holding four virtual Q&A sessions over Zoom, these sessions are aimed at young people and parents or guardians who have any questions about the Jamboree, want to meet the leaders and find out more. The details you need are here:
To join our Virtual Q&A:
Virtual Q&A Sessions:
Tuesday 5th Oct at 7:30pm
Important criteria to apply:
There are only two criteria you need to meet to apply:
- You must be born between 22nd July 2005 and 31st July 2009
- You must be a Scout, Explorer or Young Leader in Greater London North (this includes our districts of North London, Enfield, Southgate, Barnet and the Docklands Scout Project).
Key Application Dates:
Jamboree Applications Open – Mon 27th Sep 2021
Jamboree Applications Close – Sat 30th Oct 2021
Selection Event – One of either Sat 6th or Sun 7th Nov 2021 at Scout Park, Bounds Green
Applicants Informed of Outcomes – week commencing the 8th Nov
Our Selection Event:
We expect interest in the Jamboree Unit to be high for places we have available and will therefore be running a process to select those Scouts and Explorers who will make up our Jamboree Unit. Therefore, once we’ve reviewed your application, you may be invited to a selection event.
When you apply you’ll be asked to pick a preferred date for your selection event (either Sat 6th or Sun 7th Nov) please keep this date free in your calendar. Selection is only a one day thing, it’s free to attend, accessible to all and nothing to worry about. There will be a few different activities run to demonstrate your skills and help us choose the right mix of young people for our unit.
We’ll give you all the details you need for the selection event on 31st October after applications have closed.
If you are unable to attend the selection event you will not be considered for a place in the Jamboree unit.