Has your time in the Scouting movement benefited or influenced your life in an indelible way? Do you think that the Scout Movement is valuable, and want more people to join the movement? Then take the chance to have your story heard — and its impact felt — around the world with Summit Stories.
Summit Stories is an exciting new program at the 24th World Jamboree that gives ordinary Scouts from around the world the ability to tell the story of how Scouting has impacted their life as it relates to one of four daily themes:
- Gender Equity
- the Value of Scouting
Each speaker will tell their story in front of an live audience of approximately 300 Jamboree participants, staff, and guests, and it will be broadcast to Scouts at the jamboree and around the world via social media and Jamboree livestream channel. Each story will also be recorded and posted online for viewing after the Jamboree. Participants will hear stories told by notable visitors to the Jamboree and by Scouts and Scouters who have distinguished themselves, either in Scouting or in their chosen field.
Those listening to the stories as participants will take part in guided group discussion led by a Summit Stories staff member between stories to give all participants an opportunity to discuss the lessons offered by the speakers and how to put those lessons into action in their own lives.
Summit Stories will take place on four different days over the course of the 24th World Scout Jamboree:
- Wednesday July 24: Gender Equity
- Thursday July 25: Multiculturalism
- Wednesday, July 31: Leadership
- Thursday August 1: the Value of Scouting
All stories will be presented in the Pigott Dining Hall near Base Camp D. The program will run from 09:00-16:00, with lunch from 12:00-13:00.
If you are interested in telling your story, either live and in-person or via pre-recorded message, as part of the Summit Stories program, use the open-call submission form. Each applicant will submit a written copy of their story (in English), and a video of themselves delivering their story (which can be in English, Spanish, French or their native tongue) for consideration. Submitting an application does not guarantee selection to tell your story at the jamboree.
For those who would like to view the stories as a symposium participant, each contingent will receive at least one ticket per half-day or day-long Summit Stories session to distribute to a contingent member(s). Larger contingents will an receive additional ticket(s) until venue capacity is reached.