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International Events

Scouting is a global movement and there are many international programs and opportunities for Canadian Scouting members to get out into the world and explore. Through international events, jamborees, exchanges and volunteering, there is a host of different options for every Scouting member.  Discovering the world of Scouting beyond Canada is a fun and exciting adventure and allows members to connect with youth around the globe. 

Welcome to worldwide Scouting.

Events with Registered Scouts Canada Contingents

Contingent supported events may include online meetings will scouters and youth from across the country, support for planning, paperwork, safety, pre and post tours planning, communication with the event organizers, support for lone scouts and scouters, and so on. A Contingent Lead is appointed and supported by the International Team. Some contingents may also include centralize event registration and air travel arrangements.

Event Date Location More Information
15th NewZealand Venture, Ignite '23 December 29, 2022-January 8, 2023   Christchurch, New Zealand  

Website

Facebook

Canadian Contact

18th National Jamboree of the Bharat Scouts and Guides January 4-10, 2023 Pali, Rajasthan, India

Website

Facebook

Canadian Contact

 1st Africa Rover Moot  April 15-25, 2023  Nairobi, Kenya

Website

Facebook

Contact Head of Contingent

King Charles III Coronation (planning stage) April 30-May 8, 2023

London, UK

Canadian Contact

Scouts BSA National Jamboree 2023 July 19-28, 2023

Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve, Glen Jean, WV

Website 

Canadian Contact

Kander100 Jamboree  July 27-August 8, 2023

Kandersteg International Scout Centre, Switzerland

-- Registration limited to 30, don't delay --

Website 

Facebook Group

Contact Head of Contingent

WJ 2023 World Scout Jamboree August 1-12, 2023

Saemangeum, South Korea

-- Wait List started for substitutions -- 

Website (WSJ Korea)

Website (Canadian Contingent)

Register NOW

Facebook

Contact Head of Contingent

Haarlem Jamborette - Holland

August 5–16, 2023

Haarlem, Netherlands

-- Sold Out -- 

Website

Facebook

Contact Head of Contingent

9th Africa Scout Jamboree Summer 2024 Burundi, Africa

Canadian Contact

Roverway 2024 - North of the Ordinary Jul 22-Aug 1, 2024 Stavanger, Norway Website

Facebook

Contact Head of Contingent

Essex International Jamboree 2024

Jul 27-Aug 3, 2024

Boyton Cross, Chelmsford, Essex, UK

Website

Canadian Contact

26th Australian Scout Jamboree

Jan 1-8, 2025

Queensland, Australia

Contact Head of Contingent

17th World Scout Moot in 2025

Summer, 2025

Buçaquinho Regional Scout Centre, Portugal

Web page

26th World Scout Jamboree in 2027

Summer, 2027

Sobieszewo Island, Gdańsk, Poland

Web page

Other Upcoming Events

Non-contingent events are pre-screened to ensure they are official events with WOSM Scouting organizations. Groups and individuals are free to contact the organizers directly to arrange registration and travel. Events often accept IST or International Service Team registrations to assist with staging the events. All travel outside your province requires a International Activity Application as part of the screening process and adherance to Scouts Canada's policies. When multiple groups from across Canada wish to attend these events, a Contingent Lead may be appointed to simplify communications.

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Event Date Location More Information
2022 International Digital Jamboree October 1-9, 2022 ONLINE - Korea Scout Association

Canadian Contact to sign up

49th Annual World Brotherhood Camporee October 14-16, 2022

Wellesley Island State Park, New York

Website

Facebook

JOTA/JOTI Jamboree on the Air/Internet October 15-16, 2022

HAM Radio/Online

JOTA/JOTI Website (Canada) 

JOTA/JOTI Website (WOSM)

IAR Interamerica Region Scout Conference (youth & adults)

November 2022 Modality TBA (Hosted by Asociacion de Scouts Paraguay) Canadian Contact
ILT Interamerican Leadership Training December 2022 Modality TBA

Facebook

Website (old info)

Canadian Contact

Moot Nacional Pioneiro January 15-20, 2023 Morretes, State of Paraná, Brazil

Contact in Brazil

Canadian Contact

Lithuanian National Jamboree "Between Three Waters" July 8-16, 2023 Klaipeda, Lithuania

Facebook

Canadian Contact

The Scout Brigade of Fort George September 15-17, 2023 Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada

Website

Facebook

Karumbé Project (Rovers)  December 2023 La Coronilla, Uruguay

Flyer

Canadian Contact

Pacific Jamboree July 6-14, 2024 Camp Bernard, British Columbia, Canada

Website

Essex International - UK July, 2024 Chelmsford, UK

Website

Facebook

       
15th World Scout Youth Forum Aug 12-16, 2024 Egypt

Web page

43rd World Scout Conference Aug 19-23, 2024 Egypt

Web page

     

 

International Travel

Going on an adventure abroad?

Scouts Canada’s members are encouraged to explore the world beyond our borders. Check out these flow charts to make sure you’re prepared for your next international adventure!

If you are planning to travel abroad, fill out the International Activity Application to make sure that you’re prepared for your next international adventure. (Note: A login to a Google account is required to access the form.) 

Refer to the International Standard for information on approval and applications:

  • Group Commissioner can approve: Travel that is less than three nights or less than 500km from home.
  • Submit an International Activity Application: Travel that is greater than three nights or greater than 500kms from home.

 

If you are expecting Scouts from another country to visit your group in Canada, please review the flowchart.

International Flowchart

International Events FAQ

There are so many different kinds of international events, it’s amazing. They include world level events set by the World Organization of the Scout Movement, like World Scout Jamborees or World Scout Moots. They could be regional events like the Interamerican Scout Moot, or national events that invite international groups, like the Blair Atholl Jamborette in Scotland or the Australian Rover Moot. The world is constantly coming together for international events!

Depending on the event, you will be able to either sign up as a group, or as an individual. When you register for an event as a group, it makes it much easier to plan and fundraise. When you register as an individual participant, there would have to already be a Scouts Canada Contingent attending the event that you could join.

There are a couple of ways. On the International Events page, we’ve listed events that already have a Scouts Canada Contingent set up. You could also email intl@scouts.ca to find out more information about an event that you’re interested in. When there is already a contingent, there is already a Contingent Leader, who will be able to provide more information to you, and help you register for the event.

Yes! Scouts Canada has a long history of providing volunteers and support to international events in the form of International Service Team (IST) members. To run smoothly, international events require an army of volunteers, with all sorts of different backgrounds and specialties

The participation or IST registration costs vary depending on the event and the country that is hosting it. As an example, the previous two World Scout Jamborees cost $4,560 and $4,400 in the U.K and Sweden respectively. This included airfare and pre-jamboree gatherings.

Not at this time, but there are countless opportunities to fundraise to help offset costs.

The first step is contacting the International Committee at intl@scouts.ca. We can verify that any event you’re interested in is authorized by the World Organization of the Scout Movement. This way too, we can help you register your group or yourself for the event!

Previously Attended Jamborees

Here are some of the events our youth and Scouters have attended in recent years. 

 
EVENT DATE

LOCATION

CONTACT

Kandersteg 2022  July 4-14, 2022

Kandersteg, Switzerland

Website

Facebook 

FinnJamboree 2022 - "Kajo" July 15-23, 2022

Hämeenlinna, Finland 

Website 

Facebook

Jamboree Denmark 2022 July 23-31, 2022

Hedeland Naturpark, Denmark

Website

Facebook

Poacher 2022 - UK July 30 – Aug. 6, 2022

Lincolnshire, UK

Website 

Facebook