Mark your Scouting calendars now for July 22 to Aug. 2, 2019 at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia
Scouts from the United States, Canada and Mexico will welcome Scouts from around the planet at the 2019 World Scout Jamboree, held at the BSA’s new West Virginia adventure base.
This World Scout Jamboree is special because it’s a team effort: hosted by Scouts Canada, Asociación de Scouts de México and the Boy Scouts of America.
Today’s youth members of the BSA have never had a world Scout jamboree in their country — or continent — in their lifetimes. So this is a big deal. The last world Scout jamboree in North America was in 1983 in Alberta, Canada. The last time the U.S. hosted a world Scout jamboree was in 1967 at Farragut State Park in Idaho. Mexico has never hosted.
The theme, “Unlock a New World,” speaks to the new adventures, cultures and friendships that will be shared by Scouts from 161 National Scout Organizations representing 223 countries and territories around the world
Registration specifics for the 2019 World Scout Jamboree haven’t been finalized. We can take a clue from the 2015 World Scout Jamboree in Japan, which just ended. That event set the age range for youth at 14 but not yet 18. Venturers ages 18 to 20 (and any Scouter 18 and up) could attend as part of the International Service Team.
We’ll know more details in the coming months and years, but it’s safe to bet that if your son or daughter will be at least 14 by July 22, 2019, he or she will be able to attend or serve on staff, known in world jamboree parlance as the International Service Team.
In other words, anyone born on or before July 22, 2005, can — and should — make plans to be there.
Scout Jamboree logo
The 2019 World Scout Jamboree logo represents the friendship and unity of World Scouting. The globe-shaped design consists of multicolor ribbons featuring the official colors of the national flags of the three host countries and the purple of the World Scouting movement.
Notice the ribbons reaching out to the right? They’re reaching out toward the World Crest, which represents World Scouting. The message: “Welcome, world! We’re glad you’re here.”
Where do I learn more?
Watch this events page for sign up information.
The WSJ 2019 Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/2019wsj
WSJ 2019 website. http://2019wsj.org/
Bryan On Scouting Blog http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/