The theme for the 24th World Scout Jamboree, “Unlock a New World,” was developed by our youth bid team, known as the Dream Team. This theme speaks to the new adventures, cultures, and friendships that will be shared by Scouts from around the world during the 12-day event.

Here is how our Dream Team developed the theme:

Because our jamboree is being hosted in North America, it will be defined by the cultures found in the “New World” countries of Mexico, Canada, and the USA. This jamboree will provide a different view on the Scouting movement. Holding fast to our traditions of conservation and outdoorsmanship, a jamboree in the New World is a jamboree that embraces the growing trend of leadership development and global citizenship that our movement has cultivated.

As Scouts from around the world embark on their adventure to North America, they will come with obstacles that seem to be “locked,” with no solution. But during their time at the Summit, they will join us to seek answers and solutions to international questions and problems such as poverty, starvation, and conflict. Together, we will search for ways to unlock a new world, even if it means forging our own keys. Our discovery of the New World will be met with open arms as we step out of our comfort zones and into the mixing bowl that is North American culture. Our guests will leave with a wider view of the world, a deeper understanding of North America, and a renewed commitment to Scouting as a whole. When we join together to unlock a New World, we are giving ourselves the chance to start over as members of the human race and to work together for mutual gains that improve everyone’s situation.

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