Applications are now open for youth applications for our World Scout Jamboree Units. We’re so excited that West Yorkshire Scouts has been allocated 8 patrols to become part of the UK Contingent to the 25 World Scout Jamboree in Korea during 2023.
That means we need to recruit 72 young people who will make the most of the life shaping experience the World Scout Jamboree will provide. We’re supporting the UK Contingent’s vision to be the most inclusive UK Contingent to attend a World Scout Jamboree. There should be no unnecessary barriers to anyone becoming part of our Jamboree Units.
couts and Explorer Scouts can apply as Participants, but are required to have been born between 00:00 on 22 July 2005 and 23:59 on 31 July 2009 to attend. These dates are set by the UK Contingent.
Within West Yorkshire Applications are being taken in Districts so please contact the following to apply :
- Brighouse – email email@example.com application form here
- Heavy Woollen – email firstname.lastname@example.org to get an application form
- Huddersfield North – Application form and info available here: https://hnscouts.org.uk/2021/08/23/participate-in-the-next-world-scout-jamboree/
To find out more about previous Jamboree experiences please watch the video below:
Frequently Asked Questions :
- UK HQ WSJ Fee. UK Contingent Management Team are currently working on the costings for 2023 and we hope to have this information before early autumn. However, as a guide the UK HQ WSJ fee for the last Jamboree in the USA was £3,295. We are expecting a fee of between £3,300 – £3,400 for South Korea. We have no say in this fee, although West Yorkshire Scouts are responsible to collect it and pass it to HQ.This amount covers all costs from when the unit assembles at a UK Airport, until their return.Compulsory uniform items and some kit (such as kit bag) are usually included in this.
- West Yorkshire Scouts Training Fee. This is the cost of training and pre-jamboree activities inWest Yorkshire prior to the WSJ. Each unit usually has between 6-10 events (being an evening, a day or a weekend) to prepare for the WSJ, and it also usually includes additional items such as hoodies and unit scarfs. We are still working on the budget for this.
- All participants will require an individual valid passport in their own name with 6 months expiry from date of return to the UK after the WSJ.
- Visa’s may be required for the countries being visited.
- Compulsory and voluntary Vaccinations may be required for the countries being visited.
- Some kit will be required (such as sleeping bags, mats, footwear etc.)
- There are usually options to buy additional UK Contingent kit, and Unit kit (so sometimes extra hoodies, badges, or even an additional item that the unit would like but is not in the budget).
- Travel and transport to all training events and departure / return airport.
Am I allowed to fundraise to pay for the Jamboree? Absolutely, we would encourage you to fundraise to help raise your Jamboree fee, this can be an important part of your Jamboree journey. In the past many participants have fundraised their entire Jamboree fee. However, fundraising may be more difficult in the aftermath of Covid. Essentially, if you work hard at your fundraising, you are more likely to raise more. If you sit back and let others do it, you are less likely to raise the money. Fundraising can be done individually, in small groups, as part of an Explorer Unit / District.
- Any HQ Grant
- Any District / Group Grant
- Any other organisation Grant
- Any untraceable funds donated (such as bag packs) donated to West Yorkshire Scouts
- Any remaining funds returned to source
You may still need to pay money in to go towards refunding grants / cover costs. This is highlighted in a Terms and Conditions document you will sign after accepting your place.
- It is always worth approaching your Group / Explorer Unit / District, as they may have funds in place for this type of event.
- UK HQ have a Jamboree support fund
- Other private trusts and organisations – Round Table, Rotary Club etc.
Some of the above are open to all, some can have restrictions (such as location, purpose, financial situation) etc.