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Scouting for All

The World Scout Jamboree should be a place for all Scouts, regardless of physical ability, language, or other special need. The Jamboree Planning Team has worked tirelessly to provide every reasonable accommodation to ensure opportunities are available to the most Scouts possible. Please see the services below that are available to assist those in need. The Jamboree Headquarters, your subcamp HQ, and the full Listening Ear Team is also available to assist with any concerns you have.

Interpretation

To make sure everyone is involved, the Interpreting Team is here to help work through any language challenges. The official languages of the Jamboree are English, French, and Spanish. We are happy to offer additional help over the phone or in person, including in languages such as German, Arabic, Russian, Portuguese, Italian, and others.

Ask your local subcamp HQ to reach us. If you are organizing a special event during the Jamboree, please contact us by email (interpretation.wsj2019@gmail.com) or come and see our friendly team at the World Scout Center at World Point (Scott Summit Center).

Special Needs and Accessibility

The 24th World Scout Jamboree will have something for everyone! The Jamboree Program, Transportation, and Event teams have gone to great lengths to ensure that everyone is able to enjoy the Jamboree, regardless of special need.

Every program element and activity has been made as accessible as possible for those with different abilities and/or needs. If you have a concern about your ability to participate in any particular program activity, consult with your unit leader or the program liaison in your base camp, or speak with one of the IST at the particular program area.

  • For arena shows, special needs areas will be set up. Ask any arena staff for more instructions.
  • The Logistics Operations Center has accessible vehicles that are available to help with mobility. Ask your unit leader or subcamp support services for more details on how to connect with them. On-site transportation will be offered to the highest priority cases first.
  • It is so important that everyone has the chance to participate, in some manner, in all the World Scout Jamboree has to offer. For more assistance, please email special.needs24wsj@gmail.com.

Scouts interested in learning more about the importance of including all Scouts should visit the Transportation program area within Living in the 21st Century.

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