25 World Scout Jamboree – Korea 2023
1st August – 12th August 2023
Are you interested in being part of our journey to Korea in 2023? Let’s hear you roar….
It’s time to roar! We’re so excited that South East Scotland Scouts has been allocated three patrols to become part of the UK Contingent to the 25th World Scout Jamboree in Korea during 2023 joining more than 40,000 Scouts from all over the world.
The next World Scout Jamboree will be held from 1st to 12th August in 2023 in Saemangeum, Jeollabuk-do Province – Korea. This is the second time the Korea Scout Association will be the Host, as the 17th World Scout Jamboree was held in the country back in 1991. It will also mark the 100th anniversary of the Korea Scout Association, a milestone we will all celebrate together in 2023.
Whilst it might seem a long way off, and foreign travel right now just a dream, planning is already underway for the 25th World Scout Jamboree, taking place in Korea in 2023.
We now have our Regional (Unit 8) Contingent Leadership Team together led by Steven Maclennan, Unit Leader. Now, it’s time to look for young people who are interested in joining us. To be eligible to attend in 2023 you will need to be between 14 and 17 at the time of the Jamboree in August 2023 (you must be born between 22nd July 2005 and 31st July 2009).
South East Scotland Scouts are proud that we will be taking 3 patrols totalling 27 young people aged 14-17 alongside one GirlGuiding Scotland patrol and leaders. We’re pleased to confirm local planning is underway, applications are currently open for youth participants. Background will be no barrier, our group of people will represent the diverse communities we live in.
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.
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World Scout Jamboree 23 Eligibility
For Scouts and Explorers. To be an eligible youth participant at the 25th World Scout Jamboree, you must have been born between 22 July 2005 and 31 July 2009.
South East Scotland wishes to be as inclusive as possible to ensure those young people who are going to get the most from attending are able to participate regardless of background or circumstances. The Regional Executive Committee will look at how we can ensure there are no barriers to participation.
Note your interest
If you know of young people who may be interested in being part of our contingent, please encourage them to attend one of the unit’s upcoming roadshow webinars to find out more about the Jamboree and how they can become part of the unit. They can sign up for these here
Roadshow: 25th World Scout Jamboree Webinars
Join us at one of our virtual Jamboree roadshows and find out about our plans for the 25th World Scout Jamboree and how you can register your interest to join our county jamboree unit. These are open to all who may be interested in attending together with parents, carers, family, and leaders.
Zoom meetings planned
October webinars – Tuesday 26th October (7PM)
October webinars – Sunday 31st October (7pm)
What will the roadshow provide? Find out more about the 25th World Scout Jamboree to South Korea in 2023 and how you can become part of the South East Scotland Scouts Unit.
During the Roadshow, our WSJ Adult Leadership Team will cover:
- What is the World Scout Jamboree?
- Hearing Young people sharing their experiences of attending a previous World Scout Jamboree.
- Explaining the selection process, what happens after selection and the build up to Korea 2023.
- Any questions that you may have at this stage.
Who is the roadshow event for? For Scouts and Explorer Scouts born between 22nd July 2005 and 31st July 2009 your parents/guardians need to join the zoom too!
Tips on your application
The formal application form must be completed by a young person with adult support as a photo, DOB, medical and dietary needs and more will be required. The closing date for all Young People applications is noon on 20th November 2021. The formal application will be an online form.
Tips for your application
- To help you with your application, we are looking for young people who:
- will benefit the most from attending
- will give back to local Scouts & the community
- can work as part of a team
- can Think big on key global / local issues
- can Dream wild on how to tackle these issues
- can Act together as a unit and as a worldwide movement
At the selection day we will be looking out for:
- Communication Skills (incl. listening, empathy, respect)
- Teamwork / Networking
- Creativity / Problem Solving
- Leadership / Taking Responsibility
- Positive Attitude/Mindset
Background will not be a barrier!
What is the World Scout Jamboree?
The 25th World Scout Jamboree experience will enable young people to realise their dreams, make friendships with people from different cultures, and take part in a safe, inclusive, and sustainable programme. The Programme is designed around several core elements: Scouting for Life, Smart & Scientific, Safe & Secure, Sustainability, and ACT: Adventure, Culture, Tradition.
There is general WSJ 2023 information on the UK Scout website HERE
Costs – We are working on a ‘not more than fee’ which will be confirmed Autumn 2021’. More information will be shared once finalised.
COVID – The 25 World Scout Jamboree is planned for the summer of 2023; given this, we have the best possible chance of this event going ahead.
The World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) Organising Committee are working hard to ensure that the event will proceed as scheduled and are putting in place plans if certain restrictions remain.
The UK Contingent’s Leadership Team are working closely with the organisers around their plans.
As a UK Contingent, we are looking at travel and insurance policies and once these are secured, we will update participants and their supporting Counties / Nations / British Scouting Overseas.
The online application will be available and open by Friday 22nd October.
Here are the key dates
- Roadshow/webinars – see above
- Closing date for all Young People applications – arrive by noon on 20th November 2021. Send by e-mail to – Unit Email address which will be confirmed 22nd October in meantime you can send to email@example.com . The formal application will be an online form.
- Young People Selection Day – 09:00 – 18:00 on Sunday 27th November (location expected to be Edinburgh). Please keep this day free as we are only holding one selection day.