As soon as you have applied for the 2015 World Scout Jamboree, be sure to apply for your passport.
The Canadian Contingent Team is still making arrangements for our transportation, more details will be available soon.
For further travel information, please see the Travel FAQs.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Have a question? Please consult our FAQs page to find your answer.
A World Scout Jamboree costs many thousands of dollars to attend. There are however many ways to help reduce this amount through local fundraising.
Start with a simple plan and a fundraising target in mind. Then gather together as many friends from your local area as you can that are interested in attending. Organise a gathering to discuss ideas for fundraising using some of the ideas listed below. Don't forget to invite your parents and leaders along to help support you in your activities, and always ensure that your activities are organised safely and with appropriate supervision.
Setting Fundraising Targets
Start your jamboree fundraising with just $200 per month!
Before the jamboree, you would have raised $6,000!
Scouts Canada Official Fundraiser - Scout Popcorn is a fantastic way of funding your participation in Scouts as well as attendance at the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in 2015.
Meat raffles - approach your local club about hosting a meat raffle or something similar on a regular (e.g. fortnightly or monthly) basis. Make a deal with a local butcher to prepare the meat tray for you, and organise your group to sell the tickets at the local club.
Major events service - find out about major events in your local area and have your group apply for paid roles such as parking, customer service or cleaning jobs.
Auctions - invite local businesses to donate goods to your group and host a auction night in your local area.
Fruit picking - during the school holidays, organise for a group of friends to work on a fruit farm for some part time work.
Catalogue drives - distribute brochures of popular foods or household goods in your local area and receive a commission on items that are purchased.
More ideas coming soon …
Our WJ 2015 Fundraising Kit is now available. This valuable resource is designed to help with your fundraising efforts. Also, check out the fundraising blog for more information, ideas and resources. Subscribe to this blog for ideas, tips and tricks on FUNdraising. Here we capitalize “FUN”, because it can and should be a big part of earning your way to Japan. Getting together with your fellow Scouts in a FUNdraiser can be a blast, and there’s nothing quite like the feeling you get when one of your FUNdraisers pays off.