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Jul 22 - Aug 2, 2019
World Jamboree

Unlock A New World - World Jamboree 2019

The Summit Bechtel Reserve
July 22 - August 2, 2019


24th World Scout Jamboree
United States/BSA Contingent


I am Phil Keithahn from the Twin Valley Council in Mankato, Minnesota and I am the Area 1 Chairman for the Central Region, BSA Contingent to the 2019 World Scout Jamboree at The Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. 

Please help me recruit at least one World Jamboree Troop from Area 1 with 36 Scouts and 4 adult leaders.  If we can recruit more Scouts and leaders, I will work with the Central Region to make it possible for all of us to attend the Jamboree as Scouts, Leaders, and members of the International Service Team (IST).

24th World JamboreeExternal Link

Chart Your Course!External Link

Volunteer Service TeamExternal Link

Here are some exciting points about the World Jamboree

World Scout Jamboree is different than the National Jamboree
  • Global Development Village and World Scout Center where You will learn and discuss how to address issues facing young people around the world.

  • A place where YOU can focus on global issues including sustainability, health and peace.

  • This is only the 24th Jamboree in history and only the second Jamboree in the US.  You can be part of history!  

  • The World Scout Jamboree is the largest event dedicated to peace and friendship on the planet.  

  • The World Scout Jamboree was started by our Founder, Baden-Powell.  

  • BP saw the horror of World War I and thought that if Scouts could bring together young people from every country for friendship and fellowship, future wars could be avoided.  

  • Make friends from more than 165 Counties around the world.  (Images of Scouts from different countries doing things together - not huge crowds, but one on one, small groups, etc.)

  • This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience living in a global community for twelve memorable days.

  • YOU will explore, dine and live with Scouts - both young men and women - from nearly every culture and language on the planet.

  • Be prepared to be forever changed.  

  • Living with people from around the world - young men and women who share the same Scouting values - will unlock a new world for you.  

  • You will return home with a more global mindset, an awareness that you have friends in every corner of the world, and that your actions and leadership has far reaching consequences.  

  • Be prepared to unlock a new world within yourself.  

  • You are only a Scout once.  

  • And it is literally in your backyard.

  • Join us back here at the Summit in 2019 for an experience of a lifetime.  

 Sign up early - we expect to sell out!
  • Registration opens late August

  • Ages 14-17 by July 22, 2018

  • IST members can be 18 or 108!

  • At least First Class Rank.  Eagle/Life Scouts are preferred for Youth Leadership

  • High Adventure Experience  (Philmont, SeaBase, 2017 National Scout Jamboree, etc.)

  • Strong leadership abilities.  These Scouts will be representing America to the world.


Adult Leader Details

We will be interviewing candidates for the positions of:

  • Scoutmaster

  • First Assistant Scoutmaster - Administrative

  • Second Assistant Scoutmaster - Equipment

  • Third Assistant Scoutmaster - 18-20 years of age who would be the contact person to interact with the Scouts.

The Scoutmasters must be committed to working to recruit Scouts to fill the Troops which may well include visits to some Councils and must be available for a Shakedown Campout. I am committed to helping with this recruitment effort.  Once our leadership team has been selected, my goal is to schedule visits to your Councils in 2018 to meet with potential Scouts who would like to go to the Jamboree. 

For questions or more details please contact Phil Keithahn at [Click for member's page]





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