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World Scout Jamboree — Canadian Contingent

Your one-stop source for everything about the Canadian Contingent for World Scout Jamboree 2019 is this website.

Here you will find out how to register to become:

  • a youth participant (senior Scout or Venturer)
  • an adult participant (Scouter) participant
  • an adult volunteer (International Service Team (IST) member)


Registration for the upcoming World Jamboree at the Bechtel Summit Reserve in West Virginia is a huge success, and it is shaping up to be one of the largest World Scout Jamborees ever! The Canadian Contingent is already the largest we have sent to a World Jamboree since the last one held in Canada in 1983.

In fact, registration has been so successful the WJ'19 Hosting Committee already has waiting lists. To accommodate this, the Canadian Contingent is adjusting the open period for Participant registration. The Contingent Management Team can only guarantee a spot with the Contingent for those who register on or before June 30. We will continue to allow registration past July 1, on a waitlist basis, up until December 31, 2018.


About the 2019 World Scout Jamboree

Once every four years the Scouting youth of the world come together and celebrate what it means to be a Scout! This once-in-a-lifetime experience brings the entire world to your fingertips, where all Scouts can freely and enthusiastically share their cultures with one another in the spirit of the Scout Law. Each and every Scout has but one opportunity to attend a World Jamboree as a Participant.

More than 50,000 Scouting participants from over 150 countries will gather together for WSJ 2019 – join them and represent Canada on the world stage!

Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve Skate Park

Unlock a New World

“Unlock a New World” will be the theme as you meet Scouts from across the globe and experience many extreme adventures including white water rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, zip-lining and more.

The exciting, well-rounded program for WSJ19 will focus on five core values: Adventure, Service, Sustainability, and Leadership and Friendship.

When is WSJ19?

The World Scout Jamboree will be from July 22 to August 2, 2019.

Where will WSJ19 be held?

The World Scout Jamboree will be held at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, West Virginia, USA.

Who can apply to join the Canadian Contingent?

Scouts Canada or l’Association des Scouts du Canada youth members that are 14 to 17 years old when the jamboree begins (born between July 22, 2001 and July 21, 2005) can apply to join the Canadian Contingent as jamboree Participants.

Eligible youth participants may register individually or together with a prospective Unit Leader.

Adult members may apply for Unit Leader positions, which also travel as part of the contingent.

Adults wishing to join the Jamboree under Offer of Service are encouraged to register as part of the International Service Team (IST).

Every country, including Canada, will have a fixed quota of Scouting Youth who can participate at WSJ19. Should there be more applicants than quota spots; a selection process will be implemented involving an evaluation of each youth’s accomplishments and dedication to Scouting.

Did You Know?

The 2019 World Scout Jamboree is being jointly hosted by Canada, Mexico, and the United States.