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Unit 53 – 25th World Scout Jamboree 2023

Think big. Dream wild. Act together 

In Summer 2023, more than 40,000 Scouts from all over the world will gather in Korea for the 25th World Scout Jamboree. We’re so proud that thousands of UK young people aged 14 to 17 and their leaders will be there, we’ll call ourselves the UK Contingent.  

Our Contingent are more than just travel buddies, they are planners, fundraisers, motivators and mentors. We’ve got a lot to achieve in a short time but we’ll leap at the challenge as we… Think big. Dream wild. Act Together.  

We don’t just dream. We act. 

We dream about a sustainable world, where everyone’s welcome. But we’re not just about dreaming, Scouts want to see action too. Our UK Contingent won’t silently creep round global issues, we’ll be trailblazers for getting young voices heard… You’re gonna hear us roar.  

We know that dreams come true when we work together.

Participant Recruitment

The Jamboree is from the 1st to 12th August 2023 in SaeManGeum, South Korea. There is also a pre and post Jamboree event in South Korea (final dates tbc). Applications are open to any Scout or Explorer who is aged 14 – 17 at the time of the Jamboree. You must be born between 22nd July 2005 and 31st July 2009.

Jamboree Journey – Next Steps
  1. Watch our Info Presentation!
  2. Read our Top Tips for making your Jamboree Application.
  3. Fill out the application form before the closing date on Monday 15th November at 23:59
Information Presentation
Top Tips for making your Jamboree Application
  1. Take your time
  • Don’t rush to answer the questions – it’s not first come first serve. We’re only going to look at application once the deadline has passed.
  • You have 2 weeks to fill out the form
  1. Draft your answers in Word
  • Note down your initial thoughts and ideas, then expand on them
  • Come to it another day and re-check your answers before submitting the form.
  • You can paste your answers from Word into the application form
  1. Don’t stress about it!
  • There are only two questions
  • We only want 300 words, maximum!
  • You can bullet point your answers
  1. This is your chance to sell yourself!
  • Showcase your skills and personality
  • Tell us about your passion for Scouting
  • Explain why you want to attend an International Scout event
  1. Don’t worry if you feel you haven’t got much experience
  • You can share your experiences from weekly meetings, camps or any other activity or event you have taken part in

Following the application stage, we will be inviting potential participants to attend our Selection Day at Dunham Park Scout Camp on the weekend of 27th and 28th November 2021.

Meet our Leadership Team

Useful Links

UK Contingent – 25th World Scout Jamboree Webpage