The 25th World Scout Jamboree is being held at Saemangeum, Korea from 1st August to 12th August 2023. (see World Scout Jamboree 2023 website and the UK Jamboree webpages for more details)

The World Scout Jamboree takes place every four years and is the largest youth gathering in the world. There are more participants attendning the Jamboree than athletes competing in the Olympic Games - and there are more countries participating in the Jamboree that the Olympics.

After a selection process running from late summer to mid-December 2021, Durham Scouts are delighted to be sending a full unit of 36 young people and four leaders, and training and preparation for the self-development journey of a lifetime is now underway. Our bold and bright unit logo / badge - designed by one of our young people and selected by the unit membership - shows Durham Cathedral and part of the Union Flag.

Unit Leadership Team.

Our Unit Leadership Team for the Jamboree is as follows, providing the diverse blend of skills and experience neccesary to support the Jamboree journey over two years.

David Stokes

Unit Leader

Sandra Bower

Deputy Unit Leader

Bethany Frazer

Assistant Unit Leader

Caroline Knox

Assistant Unit Leader

Selection of our 36 youth members is also now complete and we held our first residential training and preparation weekend from 4th - 6th March 2022 at Moor House Adventure Centre. We have also now chosen our unit logo (as shown above).

Jamboree Fund Raising Quiz

Our next event is an online fundraising quiz, being held from 5pm - 7pm on Saturday 7th May 2022. The quiz is free to enter, but we have suggested donations of £5.00 per team.

Similar to the quizzes Durham Scouts ran during our Camp@Home events in 2020 and 2021 lockdowns, this will be an online quiz suitable for family groups and small groups of friends. There will be several rounds (including a revisit of our crazy Camp@Home Treasure Hunts) and the winners will receive a prize for a scout group or scouting section of their choosing. If you were part of the Camp@Home fun, or just want to join us to help raise funds for the Jamboree unit, you can use the form below to enter a team.

Note that details of how to join the quiz will be sent to all teams after bookings close on 1st May 2022.

(If the form does not display in your browser, please use this link to book)

Ever Wondered What the Jamboree Journey is Like?

For an idea of what the training and preparation for a World Scout Jamboree is like - as well as the actual Jamboree experience itself - check out our video from the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan.

(if the embedded video won't play on your device, click here to view it on YouTube)

 

Too Young to Come to Korea?

If you're just too young to join us for the 25th World Scout Jamboree in Korea the 26th World Scout Jamboree will be in Poland in 2027.