Related Events

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. 

Don’t Miss the 2019 World Jamboree

The 2019 World Jamboree will be co-hosted by the United States, Canada, and Mexico and will be held at the Summit in West Virginia on July 21-August 2 2019.  The United States has only hosted one other World Jamboree in 1967 in Idaho.  This one is only a few hours from your home.  How can you compare a National Jamboree and a World Jamboree?  The answer is, You Can’t.  A World Jamboree is about meeting people from other countries and learning about them and their cultures.  There are dinner exchanges and an opportunity to go around to visit Troops from other countries and sample their food and activities.  Your Troop will be camped next to Troops from other countries.  Whereas, the activities in most Jamborees are limited, the 2019 World Jamboree will also have all of the activities available at the Summit.  There has never been another Jamboree like this one and probably will not be another like it in the future.  We are allotted 6 units from Area 6 with one being a coed Venturing Troop.  At this time there are only 126 openings left, so sign up today at www.2019wsj.usExternal Link.  You must be 14 and not yet 18 years old by July 21, 2019.  The cost is $2,500.00.  There will be some scholarship money available with information on this available about March 1st.  Be sure you are one of the Scouts who have the opportunity to experience this mountain top experience. 




Here are some resources on the National BSA web site that the Commissioner Staff can use and refer to others for promotion.  Please share this with your team:

Weblink: Link

Facebook: Link

A Scout who has earned the Eagle Award, attended a National Scout Jamboree or other high adventure base, and now chooses to attend a World Scout Jamboree will be less than ½ of 1% of all US Scouts.  A World Scout Jamboree is larger than the Olympics.  More countries are represented and more youth are present.  It is the single largest international youth gathering in the world.  When Scouts apply for college scholarships or jobs, a World Scout Jamboree can be a valuable experience that sets the Scout apart from others.

The World Jamboree is - simply unlike any other Scouting event, yes- even a National Jamboree.

Every youth in our council deserves to know of this once in a lifetime event; the next World Jamboree in the USA is probably 50 years from now.  So please share with everyone and encourage them to sign up and registers online with their $250 deposits.

This event will “sell out”- so now is THE time to register.

24th World JamboreeExternal Link

Chart Your Course!External Link

Volunteer Service TeamExternal Link

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.  


Phil Keithahn

Area 1 Coordinator

2019 World Scout Jamboree


Cell:  612-210-4866