What is the 24th World Scout Jamboree?
The World Scout Jamboree is the largest camping event organized by the Scout Movement, gathering as many as 50,000 Scouts and leaders every four years from the 165 National Scout Organizations in more than 200 countries and territories. Scouts from our co-hosts, Canada, Mexico and the United States, look forward to welcoming Scouts from around the globe to the 24th World Scout Jamboree to be held at the
Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, United States.
What is the date?
Mark your Scouting calendars for July 22 -August 2, 2019.
What is unique about this 24th World Scout Jamboree?
One reason this world jamboree is unique is because it is a team effort by Scouts Canada,
Asociación de Scouts de México and the Boy Scouts of America.
The three co-hosts were selected by the 2011 World Scout Conference, which is the governing body of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, (“WOSM”). WOSM is made up of 165National Scout Organizations.
The last World Scout Jamboree in North America was in 1983 in Alberta, Canada. The last
time the United States hosted a World Scout Jamboree was in 1967 in Idaho. Mexico has
never hosted such an event.
What is the purpose of the 24th World Scout Jamboree?
The World Scout Jamboree is above all an educational event that brings together the world’s
young people to promote peace, mutual understanding and to develop leadership and life
skills. The World Scout Jamboree includes a wide variety of outdoor adventure activities and
places a great emphasis on everyday life and social interaction among different cultures that
is experienced through the Scouting campsite.