23rd World Scout Jamboree Selection

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23rd World Scout Jamboree Selection

23 September 2013




About the 23rd World Scout Jamboree

A World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) is a gathering of Scouts and Guides from all over the world for an exciting programme of global development, peace, cultural understanding, adventure, friendship and fun. The next WSJ will take place in the summer of 2015, where tens of thousands of Scouts from around the world will gather in Japan for the experience of a lifetime!

When and Where is the 23rd WSJ being held:

The Jamboree will be in Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. From 28th July to 8th August 2015, however the overall trip will probably be 3 weeks in duration and will include; a short stay to Tokyo allowing participants to immerse themselves in the cultural aspect of the city and a Home hospitality (HoHo) experience allowing them to gain knowledge and understanding of how Japanese families live and socialise.

The selection process

There will be a total of 45 Scouts from Leicestershire going to the 23rd WSJ. All young people who are members of the movement and were born between 28th July 1997 and 27th July 2001, regardless of how long they have been a member are eligible. It will be great if one of our Scouts could attend this amazing opportunity.

To identify the correct candidates Leicestershire will be running a selection weekend camp from Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th October at John’s Lee Wood Campsite. This weekend will allow the selection team to select young people to attend the WSJ who will make the most of the opportunity and be ambassadors for Leicestershire, UK Scouting, and the WSJ experience.

Requirements being looked for a the selection weekend:

· Interest in international Scouting/Guiding
· Ability to work in a team, not necessarily as a leader but a full member
· Commitment to Scouting/Guiding
· Commitment to the jamboree experience and training events
· Ability to take responsibility for self
· The impact the jamboree will have on the young person
· Whether the young person is likely to be able to cope with 3 weeks away within the jamboree and Ho-Ho environment, having been through any organised Unit training beforehand

How to apply:

You need to fill in this form:


and send to James Waterworth (contact details in the form) before the 1st October. It will also need Simon Parr’s approval (just ping an email to say you are interested).