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We have now launched the applications for places in the Hampshire Scouts 25th World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) units for South Korea in the Summer of 2023.

The World Scout Jamboree is an International Camp for around 40,000 Scouts across the whole world, where Scouts from virtually every Country and Territory in the World, come together to have fun and make friends. Like the Olympics, it is held every 4 years, and moves around the World.

Hampshire County Scouts have been given 16 Patrols, which is 144 participants and 16 Leader places for the 25th World Scout Jamboree.

The last World Scout Jamboree was held in 2019 in West Virginia, in the USA. A short video from one of the Hampshire units can be found here. This will help to show you what the Jamboree experience is like.

Application information

Hampshire WSJ Financial Inclusion Grant Fund

To help assist applications from those that normally would not be able to afford to attend, the Hampshire Scouts Board of Trustee's have set up a WSJ Grant Fund.

The WSJ Grant fund is managed by the Hampshire Scouts Grant Committee, completely separate from the WSJ Management Team. Applying for a grant has no impact on your application for a place on the Jamboree. Grants are available for up to 50% of the cost for participants and leaders.

Grant decisions will be made by late October 21.

For selected leaders, you will be notified of the grant decision in November 2021.

Most Groups and Districts make grants to those attending the Jamboree. Please ask your leaders who you should contact to find out further information on the policies for your Group / District.

To Apply as a Participant

Participant Applications have now closed. The information below is retained for reference purposes. 


To Apply as a Leader

Leader Applications have now closed. The information below is retained for reference purposes. 

WSJ2023 Leader QA V1-80 (PDF)

To Apply as IST (International Service Team)

This information will be coming later (expected around November 21).

Project 23

Hampshire County Scouts will be running an International expedition for participants that apply to the Jamboree, but do not gain a place on the Jamboree. This has a working title of Project 23.

Project 23 will be based on a 3 week expedition, undertaking loads of activities and having fun on different campsites around Europe.

Participants can not apply directly for Project 23, they must apply for the World Scout Jamboree. Once the WSJ places have been offered and accepted, all other WSJ applicants will be offered a place on Project 23. This is expected to occur around late November 21.

We are also very pleased to confirm that the County Board of Trustees have also set up a Project 23 Grant fund (similar to the WSJ Grant fund), which will enable grants of up to 50% to participants and leaders on Project 23.

We will be opening Leader applications for Project 23 around mid-September 21 (i.e. after the completion of the Jamboree Leader Application process).

Project 23 follows on from Project 19, which was run similarly for the last WSJ in 2019, and was a 3 week expedition to the USA. Click Here to see a video from Project 19.

Questions and Answers

If you have any questions, please READ the Q&A documents first, as there are a lot of things in there.
After this, please E-mail us at [email protected]

Jools Sore - Hampshire ACC International
Mark Duffy - Hampshire WSJ Manager

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We have now launched the Leader and Participant Applications.

Please see our updated article.

Hampshire County Scouts is in the early days of working on its participation of the 25th World Scout Jamboree in South Korea in August 2023.

As previous, we are also in the early days of the alternative expedition that Hampshire Scouts runs alongside of the World Scout Jamboree, which currently has the working title of "Project 23".

We have had a number of people inquire about these, so we have set up a form to capture "Expressions of Interest" as either a participant, or as an Adult. This includes just receiving information, to enable you to pass on to others.

If you were born on 1st August 2005 or before, then you can register an interest to apply as

An IST (International Service Team) member for the 25th WSJ
A Leader for Project 23

As information then emerges over the next few months, and application process open, we will then automatically send you the information directly.

Click here to enter your Expression of Interest

If you have any questions, please send to [email protected]

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