For the first time, a world jamboree will be hosted by three national Scout organizations: Scouts Canada, Asociación de Scouts de México, and the Boy Scouts of America. These three distinct cultures will join together to host the world Scouting community in a celebration of cultural exchange, mutual understanding, peace, and friendship.
The 2019 World Scout Jamboree will be held July 22 through August 2, 2019, at The Summit Bechtel Reserve in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia, USA. Unlike any other youth event, a world Scout jamboree invites you to surround yourself in the cultures of the world by joining your new Scouting friends at a single destination for 12 unforgettable days.
Omar Lugo | Co-Chair Asociación de Scouts de México
Scott Sorrels | Co-Chair Boy Scouts of America
The 24th World Scout Jamboree will be held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, a 10,000-acre/4,047-hectare facility located in West Virginia, USA. The Summit Bechtel Reserve’s geolocation is 37.91° N, -81.11° E.
The Summit Bechtel Reserve (2550 Jack Furst Drive, Mount Hope, WV 25880) can be accessed from North America by car, bus, and train, and a number of airports are within a 300-mile/482-kilometer drive from the site.
To be eligible as a youth participant at the 24th World Scout Jamboree, Scouts must have been born between 22 July 2001 and 21 July 2005. Older participants can consider applying to become a member of the International Service Team (IST), the contingent team or a unit leader. The age requirements were approved by the World Scout Committee and WOSM.
Each NSO must not exceed 10 percent of the total expected number of participants agreed to by the World Scout Committee; therefore, the expected maximum size of any one contingent is 3,600 participants.
Make lifelong friendships and memories with young people from more than 160 national Scout organizations representing more than 200 nations and territories. Unlock a new world of life-changing experiences that will help you develop your physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual life. Bike, hike, climb, fly, and swim at the world’s premier youth adventure camp.
The theme for the 24th World Scout Jamboree, “Unlock a New World,” was developed by our youth bid team, known as the Dream Team. This theme speaks to the new adventures, cultures, and friendships that will be shared by Scouts from around the world during the event. To be eligible to be a youth participant at the 24th World Scout Jamboree, you must be born between July 22, 2001, and July 21, 2005. If you are older than this, you may still be able to come! Scouts who are at least 18 years of age at the start of the jamboree are welcome to join the IST, or you could apply to be on your contingent team, or a unit leader.