2019 World Scout Jamboree

Post selection weekend update - 27/10/17


The 24th World Scout Jamboree is being held at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia, USA from 22nd July to Saturday, 2nd August 2019 (see World Scout Jamboree 2019 website for more details)

Jamboree Update

We held a selection weekend on 14th and 15th October 2017 where all 107 applicants were invited to attend. We were really impressed by the high calibre of applicants who over the course of the weekend demonstrated exemplary teamwork, leadership and enthusiasm. All the leaders really enjoyed meeting everyone and we hope everyone who took part enjoyed themselves too. Sadly, it was a selection process and we had to select 54 applicants to attend the World Scout Jamboree in 2019. The high quality of the applications and the performances on the day made our job really hard but after many hours of careful consideration, the unit leaders agreed on who should be invited to join the Units. We are pleased to say that everyone who was offered a place has now accepted their place. All unsuccessful applicants have also been informed.

Thank you

A big thank you to all the applicants for being enthusiastic, attending our road shows and applying for the Jamboree. We know that some of you will be disappointed but please remember the competition was incredibly tough and there will be other opportunities to get involved in International Scouting events.

Also a big thank you to parents and leaders who supported applications through encouragement or providing references.

Thanks to all groups who allowed us to use their headquarters or invited us to promote the World Scout Jamboree. Without your help, we couldn't have spread the word as far as we did and encouraged so many applicants.

We must thank all the leaders who gave up their time to ensure our selection weekend was so successful. We had two leaders manning eight activities each day making sure that we were able to offer a variety of activities to allow the applicants to demonstrate a variety of skills. Your support and insight was invaluable to the selection process and allowed the Unit leaders the time to get around and meet all of the applicants.

What next?

We are waiting for the North Yorkshire selection weekend to take place so that we can split our Unit into the 36 Durham members and the 18 who will be part of the joint Unit with North Yorkshire. After that we will update this page to tell you how our preparations for 2019 progress...