What is a World Scout Jamboree?
A World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) is the largest regular event organised by the Scout Movement, gathering up to 40.000 people from all over the world. It is above all an educational event to promote peace and understanding. The World Scout Jamboree includes a wide variety of activities and also places great importance on the everyday life and interaction on the campsite.
The first World Scout Jamboree was held in 1920, and was hosted by the United Kingdom. Since then, there have been twenty – four World Scout Jamborees, hosted in various countries, generally every four years.
Date & Location
The 25th World Scout Jamboree will take place from 1 to 12 August 2023, in SaeManGeum, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea! This is the second time the Korea Scout Association will be the Host, as the 17th World Scout Jamboree was held in the country back in 1991. It will also mark the 100th anniversary of the Korea Scout Association, a milestone we will all celebrate together in 2023.
Theme “Draw your Dream”
The theme of the Jamboree is “Draw your Dream”. the 25WSJ Team opte for this theme to embrace and accept young people’s ideas and opinions, and create an opportunity for them to make their Jamboree dreams come true. “Draw your Dream!” expresses the desire for members of the Scout Movement to transform the 25th World Scout Jamboree into their own festival and grow their dreams through the event.
What to Expect?
World Scout Jamborees are always jammed-packed with fun and adventurous activities, service to others and our planet and create moments to embrace the many cultures present. The 25WSJ is taking this up a noth! In addition to making news friends and meeting people from different cultures and countries. participants will get to take part in a safe, inclusive and sustainable programmes. The programmes is designed around several core elements: Scouting for Life, Smart & Scientific, Safe & Secure, Sustainability, and ACT: Adventure, Culture, Tradition.
South African Contingent
Scouts aged between the ages of 14 and 18, born between 25th July 2005 to 31 July 2009, have the opportunity be a part of the South African Contingent.
For those born before 24th July 2005, there is an opportunity to join the Contingent as part of the International Service Team (IST), become a Troop Leader or Assistant Troop Leader or be a part of the Contingent Support Team/Management Team.
We plan on sending two Troops along with IST members to the 25th WSJ.
Expression of Interest
Let us know if you are keen to join the South African Contingent for the 25th World Scout Jamboree by completing this Expression of Interest form!