The 24th World Scout Jamboree – North America
22nd July -2nd August 2019 .
The theme “Unlock a New World.” referring to the new adventures, cultures, & friendships that will be shared by Scouts from around the world during the 12-day event in North America, a continent known as a “New World.”
Scouts may encounter obstacles that seem to be locked with no solution. They will have to seek answers and solutions to international questions & problems- together, they will search for ways to unlock a new world, even if it means forging their own keys.
Scouts will step out of their comfort zones and into the mixing bowl that is North American culture. They will leave with a wider view of the world, a deeper understanding of North America, and a renewed commitment to Scouting. As members of the global community, they will work together for mutual gains that improve everyone’s situation.
What is a World Scout Jamboree?
It is predominately an educational event which unites the world’s young people to promote peace and mutual understanding whilst developing leadership and life skills.
The 24th World Scout Jamboree will feature a Global Development Village, a World Scout Centre, a special sustainability initiative allowing participants to make lifelong friends from around the world.
Unlike any other youth event, the World Scout Jamboree invites young people ages 14 – 17 to surround themselves in diverse global cultures by joining new Scouting friends at a single destination for 12 unforgettable days. The jamboree experience extends beyond your home—and beyond the boundaries of our countries—to create a global adventure that will last a lifetime!
The Jamboree Hosts
Unlock a New World, invites you to unlock new adventures, new cultures, and new friendships. It will be defined by the cultures found in the “New World” countries of Mexico, Canada, and the USA.
The Summit Bechtel Reserve
This Reserve is a world class and sustainable Jamboree site is located in West Virginia, USA, and is comprised of more than 14,000 acres of beautiful forested mountains next to more than 70,000 acres of national park in the scenic New River Gorge area of West Virginia.
It is one of the most environmentally sustainable human habitats ever built for Scouts. The Sustainability Tree-house is a living education centre for Scouts, for sustainability. Between the local timber used to build the structure, the rainwater recovery system and the wind- and solar-generated energy, the Sustainability Tree-house is not just a museum. Standing 126 feet (38.4 m) tall and featuring 4,000 square feet (371.6 square meters) of interactive exhibits, the Tree-house, along with the McAllister Family Sustainability Challenge Trail and other exhibits, will serve as the centrepiece of Scouting’s commitment to leave the world a better place.
Sustainable practices will be evident everywhere you look, as they are at the core of the Reserves infrastructure, and sustainability will be a core part of the 24th World Scout Jamboree program.
The aim is to create a global adventure that will last a lifetime!
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