The 24th World Scout Jamboree will be held at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia from 22 July to 2 August 2019. The World Scout Jamboree is an official educational event of the World Organization of the Scout Movement and is held every 4 years by a host country to promote peace and understanding among young people from different cultures.

 

The hosting duties in 2019 will be split between the Boy Scouts of America, Scouts Canada, and Asociación de Scouts de México. The theme is “Unlock a New World”.    This theme speaks to the new adventures, cultures, and friendships that will be shared by Scouts from around the world during the 12-day event in North America, a continent often referenced as a “New World.” For the first time in 52 years, the global Scouting extravaganza will be held in the United States.

 

The World Jamboree will be attended by up to 40,000 Scouts from more than 150 countries around the World.  The State of Florida (Not local councils) will have 4 contingent troops (4 Adults and 32 Youth per troop).  Also,  there will be separate Area 4 Venture Crew Patrols based on interest. 

 

The National BSA registration fee for the World Jamboree is $2500.  Participants and Leaders – The participant and unit leader fee includes registration for the Jamboree, meals at the Jamboree, tents, and patrol and cooking gear. The fees also cover appropriate travel expenses (including food) between “Hub Cities” and the Jamboree. An appropriate number of “Hub Cities” will be identified across the continental United States depending on the distribution of youth and leaders that make up the various units. Applicants will be responsible for the costs to get themselves to and from these “Hub City” locations – (Tampa, Miami, Orlando or Jacksonville – participants will be assigned based on availability). The USA Contingent will not have pre or post touring in order to keep the cost down and allow more participation to this once in a lifetime opportunity.  Registration is First Come-First Serve – Limited Space -Only a few slots currently remaining.

 

To register and for additional information please visit:  https://wsj2019.us/apply/