In Summer 2023, more than 40,000 Scouts from all over the world will gather in Korea for the 25 World Scout Jamboree. We’re so proud that thousands of UK young people aged 14 to 17 and their leaders will be there, we’ll call ourselves the UK Contingent. A total of 60 people will be attending from Norfolk and you could be one of them.
The Jamboree itself takes place from the 1st to the 12th of August 2023 but there will be additional UK Contingent activities before and after the Jamboree. As a member of the Norfolk units you will also take part in a number of training camps before the Jamboree along with numerous fundraising events.
You can find out more about the UK Contingent here: https://www.scouts.org.uk/wsj
Find out more about the Jamboree here: https://www.2023wsjkorea.org/_html/index.html
If you were born between 22/7/2005 and 31/7/2009 and are a member of Norfolk Scouts then you are eligible to apply to join our units attending the World Scout Jamboree in 2023.
Nobody should be discouraged from applying on financial grounds. We provide all unit members with the support they need to raise the required funds.
Applications close on October 24th at 11:45pm. Successful applicants will receive an email invitation to a selection event by October 31st.
If you are too old to attend as a participant you can still experience the Jamboree as a member of the International Service Team. Register your interest here.
We held an information evening at Eaton Vale on Monday 11th October. You can view the presentation by clicking here. To see the videos, ask questions and meet the leaders please join us on Monday 18th for our second information evening.
Here are some key dates for your diaries:
Monday 18th October
A second information evening will be held at Eaton Vale Activity Centre starting at 7.30pm. This is an opportunity for parents and young people to find out more about the jamboree, meet the unit leaders and ask any questions. This will also be streamed live for people who are unable to attend in person however we recommend that you come along if you can.
There is no need to book a place if you wish to attend in person. If you prefer to join on zoom please click here to join the meeting.
Sunday 24th October
Applications close at 11:45pm. Please ensure you have submitted the online form by this time.
Sunday 31st October
Successful applicants will receive an email invitation to one of the two selection days in November.
6th & 7th November
Selection days to be held at Eaton Vale Activity Centre in Norwich. Applicants will be invited to attend one of the two dates.
We will cover the most frequently asked questions at our information evening on October 11th. We will cover topics such as the selection days, costs, fundraising and pre-event training.
If you have any further questions at this stage please email firstname.lastname@example.org