Mark your calendars for July 22–August 2, 2019! These are the dates when Scouts from around the globe will gather at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia, USA, for the 24th World Scout Jamboree. This world jamboree is unique because it is a team effort by Scouts Canada, Asociación de Scouts de México, and the Boy Scouts of America
Our three countries are getting ready to welcome our Scouting friends as family to experience the theme for the 2019 World Scout Jamboree, “Unlock a New World.” 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.
The world Scout jamboree is above all an educational event that brings together the world’s youth leaders to promote peace and mutual understanding and to develop leadership and life skills.
The 24th World Scout Jamboree will feature the hallmarks of past world jamboree programs, such as the Global Development Village, the World Scout Centre, a special sustainability initiative, and the socialization elements that allow participants to make lifelong friends from around the world.
We are excited that the 24th World Scout Jamboree is being held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, the most advanced adventure camping base for youth in the world. Activities venues include The Rocks, one of the largest man-made climbing facilities in the world; The Park, one of the largest outdoor skateboarding facilities in the world; and The Trax, one of the largest BMX bike facilities in the world. Add in three man-made lakes and several pools that offer a variety of aquatics activities, and you can start to get an idea of how unique this jamboree will be for its participants.
Unlike any other youth event, the world Scout jamboree invites you to surround yourself in the cultures of the world by joining your new Scouting friends at a single destination for 12 unforgettable days.
The jamboree experience extends beyond your home—and beyond the boundaries of our countries—to create a global adventure that will last a lifetime!
Your friends are waiting!
Mike Scott | Co-Chair Scouts Canada
Omar Lugo | Co-Chair Asociación de Scouts de México
Scott Sorrels | Co-Chair Boy Scouts of America