We welcome day visitors to sample the experience of daily jamboree life at the 24th World Scout Jamboree, to be held 22 July – 2 August 2019, at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, USA.
Day visitors are an important part of the jamboree program and experience. Many visitors will have a connection to Scouting or the local community, and so they will be eager to see the jamboree in action.
The 24th World Scout Jamboree welcomes you to join the joy, adventure, and fellowship of the jamboree as a day visitor. Visitor access will be limited each day to ensure a positive experience for all participants. To avoid disappointment, advance purchase of day visitor passes is strongly recommended.
Arriving at the World Scout Jamboree
Day visitors will begin their jamboree experience at the J.W. and Hazel Ruby West Virginia Welcome Center, located at 55 Hazel Ruby Lane, Mt Hope, WV 25880. All day visitors will park at the Ruby Welcome Center and board motor coaches that will take you into the jamboree and return you to the Ruby Welcome Center at the end of the day. Visitors will be issued a wristband which will allow you to board the motor coach following a brief check-in process and security screening. Each motor coach will have a member of the Guest Services staff who will share important and useful information to make your Jamboree visit enjoyable.
Tickets will be available for sale at the Welcome Center if you haven’t purchased tickets ahead of your visit. However, the number of visitors will be limited each day, and advance reservations are strongly encouraged to avoid disappointment.
What can visitors see?
Visitors are able to move freely through the 100 acres (40.5 hectares) of Scott Summit Center—stretching from the CONSOL Energy Bridge to the Goodrich Lake dam. This area is the heart of the jamboree and includes rich programming, engaging exhibits, and opportunities for cultural exchanges.
Visitors have full access to the Global Development Village, the Sustainability Treehouse, World Scout Center, International Food Houses (food for purchase), and Centro Mondial. They will also be able to see the exciting adventure programs of Action Point, trade items with those of the same age group, and participate in guided tours. Information booths can help make these opportunities clear and available.
Day visitors will have the opportunity to visit:
- World Point
- Global Development Village
- Centro Mondial
- Food houses
- Sustainability Treehouse
- Scott Visitors Center with Summit Trading Post, Lockers, and Restrooms
While there will be plenty for day visitors to do, aerial sports, climbing walls, skate parks, biking, and other adventure programs are reserved for jamboree participants. Guests will not be able to visit base camps, Scout living areas, or adventure zone areas. This is strictly enforced. Please follow the directions of security staff.
The Jamboree will welcome day visitors during the following dates and times:
|Wednesday||24-Jul||First Visitor Day||0900 – 1700|
|Thursday||25-Jul||Visitor Day||0900 – 1700|
|SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT|
|Sunday||28-Jul||Visitor Day||1200 – 1700|
|Monday||29-Jul||Visitor Day||0900 – 1700|
|Tuesday||30-Jul||Visitor Day||0900 – 1700|
|Wednesday||31-Jul||Last Visitor Day||0900 – 1700|
To ensure a positive experience for all participants and visitors, the number of day visitors may be limited each day.
Tickets are sold for a single day and are valid for that day only.
|Adult Single Day (ages 14 and older)||$55.00 USD|
|Youth Single Day (ages 6 to 13)||$30.00 USD|
|Youth under age 6||No charge|
Frequently Asked Questions
Visitors will be issued a wrist band which must be worn throughout the visit. A new wrist band will be issued each day.
Participant and Visitor Experience Vision
To ensure Scouts, Scouters, and visitors attending the 24th World Scout Jamboree feel welcomed and prepared for an exciting, fun-filled, and safe environment of friendship, fellowship, and learning & growth, with plenty of inspiration jam-packed into numerous challenging experiences. To deliver the promise of Scouting with this event by building bridges between people, cultures, ideas, and lands while encouraging continued grow and development as leaders, life-long learners, and citizens of the global community, and to perpetuate the principles of Scouting that bring honor and respect to every individual, the Scout Promise, and the Scouting movement around the globe.
Please note: West Virginia is a rural area, and most hotel rooms near the jamboree will be reserved by groups supporting the jamboree operation. For planning purposes, anticipate one- to two-hour travel time to and from the jamboree each day. The 24th World Scout Jamboree does not provide transportation or housing for day visitors to the Jamboree site.
Refund Policy: All sales are final. Review your selection carefully as NO REFUNDS will be issued due to erroneous product selection or quantity; weather; change of schedule; change, suspension, or cancellation of activities; failure to arrive at the venue; failure of on-site transportation; substitution or cancellation of entertainers; close of venue; overbooking; wait times; or acts of God. We are not responsible for lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed tickets and are under no obligation, and in many instances, are not able, to replace the tickets.