Participant and Leader Eligibility
To be eligible to be a youth participant at the 24th World Scout Jamboree, you must be born between July 22, 2001, and July 21, 2005. If you are older on the given date, you may be able to apply to become a member of the International Service Team or contingent team, or a unit leader. The exact age requirements have been approved by the World Scout Committee.
Members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) may take part in the 24th World Scout Jamboree under the conditions agreed to between WOSM and WAGGGS as follows:
- For Scout and Guide national organizations (i.e., members of both WOSM and WAGGGS—known as “SAGNOs”), invitations to World Scout Jamborees are addressed not only to WOSM registered youth and adults but also to those members registered with WAGGGS.
- Youth and adults of national Girl Guide/Girl Scout associations (i.e., those who are members of WAGGGS only) may attend the event with the agreement of the WOSM organization in their country. Girl Guides/Girl Scouts attending such events will be part of the respective national Scout contingent. There will therefore be no WAGGGS contingent.
Each NSO (with the exception of the three co-hosts) must not exceed 10 percent of the total expected number of 45,000 participants (youth, unit leaders, and IST/staff) agreed to by the World Scout Committee; therefore, the expected maximum size of any one contingent is 3,600 youth.
Contingent Management Team (CMT)
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. Each CMT will have a headquarters on the jamboree site and will camp in the adult camp area.
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. CMT members pay the participant fee to attend the 24th World Scout Jamboree.
International Service Team (IST)
In order to make a jamboree happen, about 9,000 people are needed to serve on the International Service Team. Scouts who are at least 18 years of age at the start of the jamboree are welcome to join the IST. IST members should be able to communicate in English and/or French, and be ready to perform any tasks necessary for the jamboree. In addition, they must attend the jamboree as part of a national contingent. Subsequent bulletins will include more information about the IST.