Are you ready to “Unlock a New World?

The USA Contingent to the 24th World Scout Jamboree in 2019 is accepting applications for participants, adult volunteers, and International Service Team (IST) members. We hope that you can join us for an adventure of a lifetime. Not sure what a World Jamboree is? Simply put, the World Jamboree is a 12-day party, with 50,000 scouts from 169 countries who all came together to meet, bond and begin life-long friendships.

Sea Scouts can apply to join the United States Sea Scout Contingent by selecting their home ship when completing the application. This group of 36 Sea Scouts and 4 adult volunteers will come from across the country. Special coordination with Sea Scouts from other countries is being explored now.  If you have already applied to attend as part of a Scout Troop or a Venturing Crew and want to attend as a Sea Scout contact Mike Philbrook at

Dates: July 22 – August 2, 2019 (USA Contingent will arrive on July 21, 2019)

Location: Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve West Virginia, USA

Eligibility: Birthday between July 22, 2001 and July 21, 2005
– Youth participants (boys and girls) must be age 14-17

Birthday before July 22, 2001 (age 18 and older)
– Adult unit leaders (age 18 and older)
– International Service Team (IST) age 18 and older

How to apply: The USA Contingent application system is open now at

Application Process: Participants, adult leaders, and IST will complete an online application. Applications will be reviewed on both a Council and National level.

Fees: Total fees, along with a payment schedule, and scholarship information was published on the web site.

If you do not make the age cutoff, there are plenty of IST opportunities which include water sports positions.

If you have any questions about joining the Sea Scout Contingent, contact the Sea Scout coordinator, Mike Philbrook at For more information on the Jamboree or US Contingent be sure to check out