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Think big. Dream wild. Act together


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.


Participants are more than just travel buddies, they are planners, fundraisers, motivators and mentors. 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.


We dream about a sustainable world, where everyone’s welcome. But we’re not just about dreaming, Scouts want to see action too. Our participants won’t silently creep round global issues, we’ll be trailblazers for getting young voices heard… You’re gonna hear us roar. 


We know that dreams come true when we work together.


  • Jamboree Location: SaeManGeuma, South Korea


  • Jamboree Dates: 1st August 2023 to 12th of August 2023


  • Jamboree Hosts: Korea Scout Association


Participant Selection

The number of allocated participant spaces for Canterbury District is five (5) 


Participants must be born between 22nd  July 2005 and 31st  July 2009.

This is specified by the organisers, and there will be absolutely no exceptions to this rule.


If you are not old enough yet, you should be able to attend the next World Scout Jamboree in 2027, or if too old, you could look at attending the Jamboree as an adult member.


We will be holding our selection over the weekend of 5th & 6th of February 2022.

It will be held at our District Headquarters based at Ross Wood.

We will select jointly with Ashford and Thanet District. Representatives from those Districts will assist in the selection of our District attendees. We will assist in the selection of their young people. We believe this will provide a more robust and fair selection process.


We are looking for a mix of individuals who bring different ideas, skills, personalities and experiences to the Jamboree. Key to this will be the ability to work well in a team, a willingness to get involved and take part in activities and an enthusiasm for Scouting!


It’s all about finding individuals who can both get the most out of it and also put the most into it.


Previous participants have included both people who have been in Scouting since Beavers and have travelled abroad as well as people who are brand new into Scouting and have never been abroad, as well as everyone in-between.


We hope our combined selections will give each and every one of the Young People an opportunity to shine. This should provide Young People with a chance to demonstrate their knowledge and show their natural character. The selection weekend should give a chance for the participants to mix, make new friends and hopefully come away having had a great weekend and built some new links within the District and further afield.


Our selection weekend may include:

• An information session – What a Jamboree is

• Teamwork / Communication games

• Patrol camping / Cooking

• An interview 

• Participant Presentations

• Adventurous Activities

• International Food and Games

• Simulation PR Activities (like writing a press release or filming an advert for the Jamboree)


Previous Jamboree participants will be invited as well as assisting us in our selection.




In addition there will be an expectation on District commitments (such as fundraising), as a County Team there will also be expectations and it is important this is understood before applying.


As part of the Jamboree experience, the Kent Leadership Team will be arranging days and weekends in the lead up to the Jamboree for the units to get together and get to know each other and prepare for the Jamboree. Attendance at these events is essential, as they will be developing the Team dynamic, passing out information, working with Unit members on how we represent Kent at the Jamboree and taking part in activities which develop lasting friendships and create life-long memories.


The camps will also give ‘something back’, hopefully feeding new games and ideas into Scouting around the County. These events are an essential part of the Jamboree journey to support the Young People to become self-sufficient and prepared for the Jamboree experience and participants are expected to be fully committed to attending these events.



The fee is £4000,00. This includes the pre camps and activities, uniform, kit, airport transfers, home hospitality and the jamboree itself. Home hospitality usually takes place before or after the jamboree so there will be an extended period away either side of the Jamboree itself.

Canterbury District Scouts will fund £1300 for each participant. The remainder will be raised by participants and their Groups through personal funding, fund raising, grants and donations. There may be a requirment to help fundraise for the central Kent Scouts participation fund as well.

A contract will be made between the participant and Canterbury District Scout Council. 


It will be payable in multiple instalments, so no one will be expected to pay the full amount upfront. Canterbury Scouts have committed to pay the first instalment as it is due in January.

Finance should not be a barrier to anyone attending.



Please complete the application form

For further information please contact info@canterburyscouts

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