Update 14/10/2020 - we've now added a second selection event for those who cannot make Saturday 30th October, this will be taking place on Saturday 6th November.

A World Scout Jamboree is a worldwide Scouting event, which brings together young people aged 14 to 18 from around the world for an exciting programme of global development, peace, cultural understanding, adventure, fun, and friendship.

They take place every four years in a different country. The first World Scout Jamboree took place in England in 1920 and since then 24 such events have been held.

In Summer 2023, more than 40,000 Scouts from all over the world will gather in Korea for the 25th World Scout Jamboree. Avon County will be taking a Unit of 36 young people (Unit 75) to the Jamboree, and are looking for Scouts and Explorers to join them.

If you were born between 00:00 on the 22nd July 2005 and 23:59 on the 31st July 2009 then you are eligible to apply to join the Unit!

Find Out More - Avon Roadshow

If you missed the Unit 75 roadshow, or want to watch it again, the recording of the online session is below.

Apply to Join

Apply to join the Unit using one of the application forms below - online applications are preferred, but we will also accept applications by email or post.

Completed applications must be received by midnight on Monday 25th October.

Apply using the online form

Download the editable form

Download the printable form

If you have any questions, or problems completing the application please contact jamboree@cabotscouts.org.uk.

Selection Event

District selection events will be taking place on Saturday 30th October and Saturday 6th November — please make sure you keep one of these days free (you only need to attend one). Information about where to go and what to bring will be sent out to all applicants and posted on this page in advance of the day.

If we receive a large number of applicants we may also hold a second smaller selection event at the end of November (27th to 28th) to make the final selection, so likewise please keep this weekend free.

These events aren't tests and we're not trying to find the top Scouts in the District, we just want you to come and meet some new people, have a go at a couple of activities, and do your best!

Why is there a selection?

Places to attend the Jamboree are limited: in Cabot we have nearly 600 young people who are eligible to attend, and it just isn't possible for that many people to go - there are limits set on the maximum number of people who can attend from any one country, as well as logistical issues trying to get that many people there.

Holding a selection event gives all eligible young people an equal chance to put themselves forward and show why they want to go.

The selection will be done by a panel of volunteers from across the District, from a mix of different roles, backgrounds, and ages.