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2023 World Scout Jamboree

USA Contingent

August 1 to August 12, 2023
Saemangeum, South Korea


March 11, 2023…


There are limited opportunities for both participants and IST to join the US Contingent to the 2023 World Scout Jamboree.  Read the blog posts for more information:

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If you are having issues with registration, payment, or cancellation, send an email to  Please include your name, Scouting ID Number, your email and phone number, and a description of your issue. 

IST Spotlight: Greg DeVor

IST Spotlight: Greg DeVor

Greg DeVor. (Photo: Greg Bulger/U.S. Contingent Media Team)Everyone say hello and thank you to Greg, a member of the USA IST from Ohio who is working in the Jamboree dental clinic! You read that right — Greg joins a few IST from other countries as well as some Korean...

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IST Pre-tour Recap

IST Pre-tour Recap

Members of the International Service Team stand in front of a pavilion at Suwon Hwaseong Fortress. (Photo: Greg Bulger/U.S. Contingent Media Team)More than 60 US IST members became fast friends during their pre-Jamboree tour of Seoul and neighboring Suwon.  On...

Pre-Tour Check-in #2

Pre-Tour Check-in #2

A Scout walks through a traditional Korean folk village south of Seoul during pre-tour day two, July 30, 2023. (Photo by Nikolas Liepins/U.S. Contingent Media Team)On their second pre-tour day, Scouts departed from Seoul and headed south to see many cultural sites on...

Pre-Tour Check-in #1

Pre-Tour Check-in #1

Members of the U.S. Contingent pose for a photo while shopping in Myeong-dong shopping district on pre-tour day one, July 29, 2023. (Photo by Nikolas Liepins/U.S. Contingent Media Team)Today, the Contingent embarked on its first full day of the pre-tour after all...

25th World Scout Jamboree

The World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) is held every four years.  The Jamboree is an event of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), attended by 50,000 Scouts from around the world.  

In 2023, it will be hosted by the Korean Scout Association at a new site in SaeManGeum, South Korea.  The WSJ offers a wide range of programs, from high adventure to learning about sustainable development.  Everyone who attends a World Scout Jamboree leaves with friends from around the world, and memories that will last a lifetime.


Scouts who are age 14 – 17 at the time of the Jamboree are eligible to apply as participants.  Adults 18+ years old can apply to serve on the International Service Team (IST).  The Contingent Management Team (CMT) will also need adult volunteers to serve as unit leaders for the USA Contingent.  Are you thinking about attending or volunteering for the next World Scout Jamboree?  

SaeManGeum, Korea

South Korea is a beautiful country with rich traditions and culture.  Contingent units will arrive in Seoul through the Incheon International Airport and tour South Korea before the Jamboree.  The Jamboree site in SaeManGeum is a state-of-the-art campsite south of Seoul, on the coast of the Yellow Sea.  

United States of America Contingent

The BSA International Committee will select leaders of the Contingent Management Team in 2021.  The CMT will organize the USA Contingent to the Jamboree.  Units will consist of 36 Scouts and four adult leaders.  The CMT will coordinate a tour of South Korea prior to the Jamboree experience.  Details on logistics, cost, schedule and leadership will be available at a later date.  World Jamborees are expensive, so if you plan on attending, it is a good idea to start saving now.  The 2015 Jamboree in Japan  cost about $5,500 USD per Scout and adult volunteer.


WSJ2023 Jambo Video