World Scout Jamboree 2019

World Scout Jamborees are unique events where Scouts from all corners of the globe gather together to share in an adventure.
World Scout Jamborees are places where you will live side by side with people from all nations, living in peace and harmony, creating a tented town of 50 000 Scouts.
As part of a team of 4 leaders, you will guide 36 young people as they learn to live & laugh together, thriving in a different culture, living away from home for up to 3 weeks.
West Sussex Scouts are looking for 8 leaders to take 72 young people on the trip of a lifetime to the 24th World Scout Jamboree, USA. Dates to include 22nd July to 2nd August 2019 with some time either side for pre and post Jamboree events.

Applications are open until 31st August 2017, please contact Gerald Telfer, ACC (International) for more information including an application form and role descriptions.

Leaders For The World Scout Jamboree

International Scout Jamborees and Moots are above all educational events that brings together the worlds young people to promote peace and mutual understanding and to develop leadership and life skills. Working with Scouts in the run up and at the event is one of the most rewarding experiences any leader can have.
West Sussex Scouts are about to start preparations for two exciting opportunities of a lifetime.

Roverway 2018

From 23rd July to 2nd August 2018, Roverway 2018 will take place in the Netherlands with over 3,000 participants (aged 16 and 22) from over twenty countries taking part in an incredible European adventure. The participants will be divided into UK Patrols of 6-8 ahead of the event.  They will be encouraged to meet regularly, take part in practice camps and gain camping skills in addition to a Nights Away permit for Patrol Leaders.
West Sussex Scouts are looking for at least 1 adult leader to facilitate the trip of a lifetime for a group of 6 to 8 Scouts aged 16 to 22.

24th World Scout Jamboree

The last Jamboree took place in Japan 2015, and saw 35,000 Scouts from all over the World join together. The next Jamboree will be taking place at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, USA in 2019. For the first time, it will be jointly hosted by three countries: Canada, Mexico and the USA. Dates to include 22nd July 2019 to 2nd August 2019 and sometime either side for pre and post Jamboree events.
The 24th World Scout Jamboree will feature the hallmarks of past world jamboree programs, such as the Global Development Village, the World Scout Centre, a special sustainability initiative, and the socialization elements that allow participants to make lifelong friends from around the world.
Unlike any other youth event, the World Scout Jamboree invites you to surround yourself in diverse global cultures by joining your new Scouting friends at a single destination for 12 unforgettable days. The jamboree experience extends beyond your home  – and beyond the boundaries of our countries – to create a global adventure that will last a lifetime!

West Sussex are looking for at least 7 adult leaders to deliver the trip of a lifetime for 63 Scouts from West Sussex, aged 14 to 17 to the 24th World Scout Jamboree. To give you some more idea what will be expected of you Unit Leadership Team Role Description has been produced.


If you are interested in a leadership role at the 24th World Scout Jamboree or Roverway 2018, we are holding a selection weekend on the 23rd & 24th September 2017. This opportunity is open to any ADULT involved in Scouting in West Sussex and applications can be made by completing the application form and returning to me by the 31st August.

I look forward to hearing from those of you wanting to have the opportunity and challenge of a lifetime.


Gerald Telfer

Assistant County Commissioner (International)

WS2017 Update March 2017

The planning of WS is well underway and this is a quick update.

We currently have 248 Adult Volunteers registered, but we could do with some more for various roles but especially on the Activities Team. You do not need to work with the Guide or Scout Sections, but be over the age of 18 years and have or be able to obtain a DBS with either the Guide or Scout Association. If you are interested please contact Amanda Teasel on .

Charity nominations are being sought for the Camp and nomination forms can be found on the front page of the WS website. The closing date is 31st March 2017.

All Sections Visitors Day will be on Wednesday 9th August 2017, for all Rainbow, Beaver, Brownie and Cub Units and any Guide or Scout Units unable to Camp and would like to come and visit us for the day. Information will be circulated at the beginning of April.

The 2nd payments are flooding in and Units are being notified of which Sub Camp they will be on.

The free t-shirt form, photos for the ID cards and Registers are also being sent out and asked for, please note the deadline dates on these and make sure that you reply by these dates at the latest.

Numbers of participants are extremely high and this may be the first WS when bookings may have to close. Please don’t be disappointed and let Rosie Cornish have payments and realistic numbers.    Rosie can be contacted on .

To date there are 25 Countries registered to join us at WS. If you need help with a link or have an International Group that wish to register, please contact Janet Samuel on .

This is an exciting year when hopefully all the plans made by the WS Core Team will fall into place. We look forward to seeing many of you at Camp

Dave & Debbie Phillips

WS2017 Camp Chiefs