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World Scout Jamboree 2023 - South Korea

What is the World Scout Jamboree?

The World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) is a World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) event, attended by tens of thousands of Scouts from around the world aged 14 to 17. It happens every 4 years, each time hosted by a different country. The first WSJ took place in 1920 in the UK, with the last two hosted in USA in 2019 and then Japan in 2015. The next WSJ will be hosted by The Korea South Association.


When will the 25th World Scout Jamboree take Place?

The organisers have confirmed the WSJ will now take place from 1 - 12 August 2023. The UK Contingent will be offering a pre and/or post event experiences around those dates too.


What is the Contingent, a Unit and a Patrol?

We know there is a lot of terminology used within World Scout Jamboree's so hopefully this should help clarify. There is one Contingent that attends from the UK Scout Association and this is call the 'UK Contingent'. The UK Contingent, is made up of a number of 'units' from across the UK, these come from our counties, nations and British Scouting Overseas. A unit is made up of 4 adult volunteers and 36 young people. A patrol is a smaller group within the unit and this is normally 9 young people and 1 adult volunteer.


How much does it cost?

The UK Contingent are actively working with the organisers and travel providers to get to a budget which will enable us to start setting the cost for the World Scout Jamboree. East Sussex Scouts are planning to provide financial assistance and we will do our best to support anybody wishing to attend. We really don’t want money to be a barrier to anyone being able to participate.


How do I apply to be a Unit leader?

Complete the attached East Sussex’s unit leader application form and return to acc.international@eastsussexscouts.org.uk no later than 10th September 2021. You may complete your application by means of a video but please see the application form for full information and guidance. Please contact if you need any support with the application process.


Can I apply if I have medical conditions?

Yes! The Scouts is an inclusive organisation. As such the UK Contingent has set itself the target of being the most diverse and inclusive contingent to date. They aim to work with young people and adults to ensure we are representative of the communities we come from. The best person to understand how you can contribute is you along with any professional person who supports your physical or mental health where appropriate.


Where can I get more information?

Please use this link to the Uk Contingent Homepage

Also you can register for the Becoming a Unit Leader Webinar via this link where many questions and helpful information will be given, Becoming a Unit Leader Webinar

Please contact me should you need anymore information and keep a look out at our media posts for updated information.

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