In 2023 in SaeManGeum Jeollabuk-do, Korea, thousands of Scouts will gather for the 25th World Scout Jamboree. Warwickshire plan to send 45 older Scouts and Explorers. The deadline for applications being received is strictly 9pm on 3rd November.
If you were born between 22/07/05 and 31/07/09 you could be one of the 45 Scouts from Warwickshire who will join with thousands of Scouts from all over the world for the 25th World Scout Jamboree being held in South Korea during the first two weeks of August in 2023.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. The cost of this jamboree has not yet been fixed, but purely as a guide the cost of the last jamboree held in the U.S.A. was £3550.
The cost shouldn’t be a bar though to any Scout who wants to take part. There are various funding sources to help with costs and 1st Bedworth will support you with fundraising if your are lucky enough to be selected for the Warwickshire Contingent. If you would like to know what it is like to take part on a World Jamboree then speak to Jess B or Zara Richards who attended the last jamboree in the U.S.A.
The Jamboree will take place from 1 – 12 August 2023. All UK participants will take part in pre/post event experiences around those dates too. You will be away for about 3 weeks in total.
The extensive programme will include:
- adventurous activities in the mountains and rivers near SaeManGeum,
- understanding sustainable development
- responding to natural disasters and global emergencies
- art and culture
- traditional scouting skills.
Many people who have been to previous World Scout Jamborees – whether adults or young people – happily talk about a ‘life changing experience’. You will see new things, meet new people, be immersed in the true worldwide family of Scouts. One of the UK Contingent objectives is to ensure everyone who is part of the journey grows as a person and recognises that change – bringing back new skills and ideas to make a lasting impression on their local scouting and community.
Virtual roadshows are loaded with information about the Jamboree, and are being held on Zoom at 8pm on:
- Tuesday 19 October
- Wednesday 20 October
- Thursday 21 October
To register email [email protected] and put your preferred date(s) in the header. Parents and guardians welcome too. You will receive joining instructions the day before the event.
The deadline for applications being received is strictly 9pm on 3rd November.
Successful applicants will be invited to a selection event. You will be allocated a place on either Saturday 20 November or Sunday 21 November. The all day event will take place at Castle Farm in Kenilworth.
Older Scouts and Explorers can apply. Participants must be aged between 14 and 17 in July 2023 (born between 22 July 2005 and 31 July 2009).
What type of participants are we looking for?
We are not looking for the ‘best’ Scouts or Explorer Scouts. We are looking for young people who will be able to get the most out of the experience.
Fees have not yet been announced. The fee for North America was £3550. We are expecting a ’not more than’ fee to be published later this year, and no absolute commitment (only a good intention) is required from you before this figure is confirmed.
Money shouldn’t be a barrier to anyone wanting to apply. If this is a concern, have a chat with the unit leaders who should be able to help you identify funding sources. Some of Warwickshire’s participants for the 24th World Scout Jamboree managed to fundraise the entire £3550!
Go to https:// warwickshirescouts.org.uk/international/wsj/participants/ and Fill out the online application form using the big purple ‘Apply’ buttons on the page.
In short, yes! Warwickshire are looking to send the most diverse and inclusive contingent yet to the jamboree.
We will keep this activity updated with the latest information.