DATES – 24 & 25 February 2018
LOCATION – Huish Woods Campsite
TIME – 9:00am – 16:00pm
A World Scout Jamboree is a world Scouting event for young people aged between 14 and 18 and is a gathering of Scouts and Guides from all over the world for an exciting programme of global development, peace, cultural understanding, adventure, fun and friendship.
The 24th World Scout Jamboree will take place at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia and the dates of the event are 22 July – 2 August 2019. The event is being hosted by the Boy Scouts of America, Scouts Canada and Scouts of Mexico. This is the largest event delivered by Scouting worldwide and 45,000 young people and adult volunteers are expected to attend from over 150 countries.
Somerset are running a Unit jointly with Wiltshire Scouts. The Unit will consist of 3 Patrols of 9 members from Somerset and 1 Patrol of 9 members from Wiltshire. To be eligible to apply to be a participant in the Somerset WSJ Contingent you must be born between 22nd July 2001 and 21st July 2005.
There will be two phases to the selection process. Phase 1 will be a one day event at Huish Woods Campsite on either Saturday 24th or Sunday 25th February. If successful from phase 1 candidates will be invited to phase 2 for a selection weekend at Huish Woods Campsite on 17 – 18 March 2018.
Applications are now OPEN and close on 14 January 2018. Further details on how to apply can be found here