A World Scout Jamboree is the largest camping event organised by the
Scout Movement, gathering as many as 50,000 Scouts and leaders every
four years from the 165 National Scout Organizations in more than 200 countries and
territories. Scouts from the co-hosts, Canada, Mexico and the United States, look forward to
welcoming Scouts from around the globe to the 24th World Scout Jamboree to be held at the
Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, United States.
The 24th World Scout Jamboree will feature the hallmarks of past world jamborees, such as the Global Development Village, the World Scout Centre, a special sustainability initiative, and the socialization elements that allow participants to make life-long friends from around the world. In addition, the 24th World Scout Jamboree is being held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, the most advanced adventure camping base for youth in the world. Participants might experience “wild and wonderful” adventures such as whitewater rafting, rock climbing, and mountain biking. From The Rocks, one of the largest man-made climbing facilities in the world, to zip lines that cover 5.45 miles/8.77 km, to The Park, one of the largest outdoor skateboard facilities in the world, or The Trax, one of the largest BMX bike facilities, and three man-made lakes and pools that offer a variety aquatics activities–you can start to get an idea of how unique this jamboree will be for its participants.
For more information on the 24th WSJ please visit https://www.2019wsj.org/
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