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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:

Participant Waitlist Information >

IST Waitlist Information >

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. 

Participant Pre-Tour Days 1 and 2

Participant Pre-Tour Days 1 and 2

Gyeongbokgung Palace, a site that youth participants will see on their pre-tour. Photo: Wikimedia CommonsYouth participants will embark on an exciting four-day pretour after landing at South Korea’s Incheon International Airport before the Jamboree begins. Each unit...

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Revised IST Job Catalog is Out!

Revised IST Job Catalog is Out!

Hello USA Contingent ISTs!! Yesterday we received the updated version of the IST Job Catalog for the 2023 World Jamboree! As you may know what was the Jamboree Planning Team (JPT) is now the Jamboree Management Team (JMT) to reflect that the emphasis has gone from...

IST Waitlist Update – March 11, 2023

Please consider serving on the staff for the 2023 World Scout Jamboree! You will make lifetime friends from around the world as you make sure the scouts of the world Draw their once in a lifetime Dream.  Yes, it is not too late to go to the 2023 World Scout...

Participant Waitlist Update – March 11, 2023

Due to various circumstances some youth members of the USA Contingent have made the decision to cancel their participation in the world jamboree. There are now four openings and those interested in applying for the waitlist for one of these four positions are...

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