24th World Scout Jamboree | New Zealand Contingent

  • The 24th World Scout Jamboree unites the world’s young people to promote peace, we create and activate multi‐sensory experiences. The Jamboree will take place on 22nd July – 2nd August 2019 at The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia, USA.


    Friendship + Experience + Adventure

  • Our Journey

    You will join over 40,000 Venturers from all around the world, experience different cultures, and make lots of new friends. You may be camped next to a troop that speaks a different language than you, but together you will be sharing moments of Scouting fellowship that are hard to create anywhere else.


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  • Who can attend?

    Youth Participant

    Older Scout or Venturer

    If you're an older Scout or Venturer that is born between 22 July 2001 and 21 July 2005 then you can attend the Jamboree as a Youth Participant.

    Adult Participant - Waitlist

    Rovers or Adult Leader

    Too old to be a Youth Participant? Attend as an Adult Participant as either IST (International Service Team), Unit Leader, or as a member of the Contingent Management Team.

  • FAQ

    Your questions answered.

    Where exactly is the World Scout Jamboree?

    The Summit Bechtel Reserve, a world-class, sustainable, Jamboree site, will be the site of the 2019 World Scout Jamboree. The Summit Bechtel Reserve is located in West Virginia, USA, and is comprised of more than 14,000 acres of beautiful forested mountains adjacent to more than 70,000 acres of national park in the scenic New River Gorge area of West Virginia.

    Will there be a pre or post tour?

    We're going half way around the world so we need to make the most of it! There will be a contingent pre-tour as part of attending the Jamboree. More information about the pre-tour will be out early 2018.


    There will be no post-tour as participants will need to get back to school.

    How many people do you expect from New Zealand?

    Our goal is for a full troop of 36 Venturers and 10 leaders to attend the Jamboree.

    What is the theme?

    Unlock a New World, invites you to unlock new adventures, new cultures, and new friendships. The theme was originally designed by youth representatives from our three host countries, also known as the “Dream Team,” who were responsible for presenting the original bid for the 24th World Scout Jamboree. That theme has been carried forward by our next generation of youth representatives, “Dream Team Two.” Whether you attend as one of our 30,000 participants or join our staff of 10,000 as part of the International Service Team or Contingent Management Teams, we invite you to unlock a world of opportunities.

    How much will it cost?

    The cost to attend the World Scout Jamboree for youth and adults is approx. $7,500.00

    Are there any passport and visa requirements?

    United States of America Visa and entry requirements will apply to all those who are attending the event. More information about the exact requirements will be determined early 2018.

    Who is leading the team from New Zealand?

    Justin Stewart has recently been appointed as the Contingent Leader for New Zealand. Justin is currently a member of the National Executive Committee. He was previously a Scout Leader and a Regional Venturer Leader for the Lower North Island, and has been involved with the planning and organising of New Zealand Jamborees and Ventures. The rest of the Contingent Team will be appointed late 2017.

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