The 23rd World Scout Jamboree is over!


The 23rd World Scout Jamboree is the event held in July - August 2015, and this page

is kept for REFERENCE PURPOSE only!.

The event was attended by 33,628 people from 155 countries and terrtories! We would like to say big THANK YOU for everybody!

For more information about the next Jamboree, see

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We have received a number of questions regarding the 23rd World Scout Jamboree. We have compiled several frequently asked questions and answers.

Frequently Asked Questions about the 23rd World Scout Jamboree (23WSJ)

Q1. I want to participate in the 23WSJ. How can I apply?


A1. We anticpate that the application process in most National Scout Organizations (NSOs)

      will start in 2013 or 2014. Each individual must submit their application through their

      respective NSO. The schedule and application process will vary greatly among NSOs.

      Please refer any questions to your NSO.

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Q2. How much is the participation fee?


A2. The fees have not yet been set. There will be four different fee categories based on the

     Gross National Income per capita (GNIpc) of each country. Aside from the Jamboree

     registration fee, there will be additional costs in the case of each National Contingent for

     travel, contingent clothing etc. You should therefore consult your National Scout

     Organization for the exact fee payable by each contingent member.

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Q3. I saw the participation age is from 14 to 17 years old. I will be 13/18 years old in

      year 2015, can I still attend the Jamboree?


A3. Exact participant eligibility dates will be set and communicated to all NSOs in due

      course. These dates will respect the principle that every Scout should have the

      opportunity to attend one World Scout Jamboree in their lifetime. The World Scout

      Committee will decide these dates and there will be no exceptions. As soon as this

      decision is made we will announce the details.

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Q4. In year 2015, I will be slightly young/old to participate at the Jamboree. Can I

      attend the 23WSJ anyway?


A4. Unfortunately there will be no exception made to the age restrictions. If you are

       slightly too young, you will have the opportunity to attend the 24th World Scout

       Jamboree in North America! If you are slightly too old, why not apply to attend 23WSJ

       as a member or the International Service Team (IST)?

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Q5. I am a member of a National Girl Guide/Girl Scout Association. Can I come to the



A5.  Girl Guides and Girl Scouts may attend the 23WSJ if your national association has an

   arrangement with the WOSM Member NSO in their country to do so. Arrangements vary

   from one country to another so please contact your association. In the case of SAGNOs (

   Scouts and Guide National Organizations) generally, female members can attend the

   Jamboree but once again, please confirm the details with your national association.

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We have received a number of questions regarding the 23rd World Scout Jamboree. We have compiled several frequently asked questions and answers.


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Q6. Can I get a patch, pins or posters?


A6. Sorry, but we do not have any items available for distribution. We are planning to have

  some novelty items for sale in the near future. As soon as items become available we will

  inform you on this website.

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Q7. We are bit worried about coming to Japan following the earthquake and nuclear

   accident on 11 March, 2011. Is it OK to visit?


A7. The earthquake, tsunami and nuclear incident had been a cause of significant concern

   for us. Since that time however, numerous inspections have been carried out not only by

   the Japanese Government but also by Foreign Governments and International

   Organizations. All have concluded that the country is safe, save for a small area around

   the Fukushima No.1 Power Plant. The Jamboree site is situated in Yamaguchi Prefecture,

   approximately 1200 km away from Fukushima: it is very distant from the affected area.

   Yamaguchi is also considered a low-risk area for seismic events such as earthquakes and

   tsunamis. The risk posed to the Jamboree by any natural disaster has been carefully

   considered in detail as part of our ongoing risk management procedures and duly

   prepared for. World Scout Committee members have visited the Jamboree campsite and

   are satisfied that it is a safe location (see WOSM Circular14/2011). Yamaguchi is also

   known for its mild climate and we will of course plan the event with safety foremost in


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23rd World Scout Jamboree

28 JulyTo 8 August 2015

Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi City,

Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan

Copyright © 2014. Scout Association of Japan