Participants, youth and adults, register to attend the 24th World Scout Jamboree as part of an official National Scout Organization (NSO) contingent.
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.
Organizing and running a successful jamboree contingent is a big job. It is recommended that each NSO organize a contingent management team, which is a team of adult leaders to support their participants.
The CMT is a group of leaders with knowledge and experience in financial management, international travel, care of young people and international Scouting. The CMT is also an ideal environment for developing skills in the next generation of leaders.
The number of CMT members is limited based on the number of participants in the contingent, as shown in the following chart:
The fee for the 24th World Scout Jamboree is set by each NSO contingent. The contingent fee includes the jamboree fee, and may include additional fees like travel from their country to the United States, contingent gear, pre/post jamboree activities or tours.
The 24th World Scout Jamboree will utilize the Summit Model for participants and staff. Attendees only need to bring to the jamboree their clothing, sleeping bag and personal items. The remaining items needed for subcamp living will be provided (e.g., tents, cots). Campsites have permanent shower houses and latrines.
Participants, unit leaders and contingent leadership in participant subcamps will receive:
For breakfast and dinner, Scouts and leaders will be able to choose their ingredients under a grocery store model and prepare meals in their campsite. Lunches will be meals that participants can pack and take with them as they leave their camping area for the day.
The Organizing Committee of the 24th World Scout Jamboree is, by its very organization and orientation, a cooperative and cross-border effort by three North American National Scout Organizations. It is fundamental to our mission that we work together to provide a warmly embracing Jamboree experience that welcomes the Scouting Movement to North America in 2019. The Organizing Committee and the World Organization of Scout Movement are devoting significant attention to this effort and are already working with appropriate government authorities and outside resources to ensure that as broad a representation of participants from every National Scout Organization as possible are able to experience the 24th World Scout Jamboree. Every National Scout Organization, every Scout and Scout parent, and every Scout volunteer should understand that our providing this kind of support is fundamental to our planning efforts and will remain a high priority as we move forward together.