24th World Scout Jamboree

The 24th World Scout Jamboree[lower-alpha 1] (Spanish:24º Jamboree Scout Mundial, French:24e Jamboree Scout Mondial) was held at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia from July 22 to August 2, 2019.[1][2] The hosting duties were split between the Boy Scouts of America, Scouts Canada, and Asociación de Scouts de México.[3] The theme was Unlock a New World.[4] Over 40,000 Scouts and leaders[5] from 152 nations attended.[6]

24th World Scout Jamboree
ThemeUnlock a New World
LocationThe Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve
CountryUnited States, Canada and Mexico
Coordinates37°55′35″N 81°09′00″W
Date22 July to 2 August 2019
Executive DirectorMarty Walsh
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23rd World Scout Jamboree
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25th World Scout Jamboree
Website
http://2019wsj.org/

Program

Sustainability

The Sustainability Treehouse was a living education center for visitors to the Summit Bechtel Reserve, not only providing information, but also immersing visitors in the concept of sustainability. Between the local timber used to build the structure, the rainwater recovery system, and the wind and solar generated energy, stream restoration, recycling and geothermal heat were just a few examples of the additional sustainability efforts practiced at the Summit.[7]

Global Development Village

At the Global Development Village, Scouts had the opportunity to learn about global issues and how Scouting can help provide a solution. Many organizations were on site from across the globe to showcase how Scouts can take what they learn at the jamboree and translate that into helping in their home country.[8]

Faith and Beliefs

The Faith and Beliefs zone was an area where Scouts could learn about the different religions of the world and their history and support of Scouting. Jamboree attendees also had the opportunity to participate in religious services according to their own beliefs and traditions.[8] The Messengers of Peace program also had a booth at the Faiths and Beliefs tent.[9]

Cultural Experience Day

Scouts had the opportunity to share their culture with other Scouts of the world through, music, dance, games, food and more.[8] A unity show was hosted in the evening at the Summit Stadium.[10]

Daily Events/Ceremonies

During the jamboree, Scouts had the opportunity to witness and participate in many special activities, starting each morning with a flag raising ceremony, special jamboree guests, musical performances, aircraft flyovers, and campfires.[8]

Stadium Experience

The opening and closing ceremony took place at the AT&T Summit Stadium which showcased the best of Scouting.[8]

Season of Service

The Season of Service, supported by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), gave every Scout the opportunity to be involved in community service and to share their experiences with others prior to the start of the 24th World Scout Jamboree.[8]

Trading

Patch trading was popular at the World Scout Jamboree. Scouts from all over the world traded patches from local events and jamboree-issued patches. Also, the Jamboree issued national customized neckerchiefs or scarves, which were traded as well. Several unofficial trading spots were set up around the jamboree on cots or blankets.[11]

Novus

The Jamboree issued a piece of technology called the Novus. It was placed on the arm and could electronically send a Scout's contact information to another Scout and was a contest to see who could collect the most contacts. This was referred to as clicking and quickly became a game among Scouts.[12] The Novus was also used to collect "badges" by completing various activities, which then awards points to the player. These points were another competition among Scouts, with a leaderboard ranking Scouts by points.

Activities[13]

Physical Activities

Food Houses

Many food houses were open during the Jamboree, with ten stalls serving dishes typical of the countries of their origin. Countries include, but are not limited to, the United States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom, Italy, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Netherlands, Portugal, and Germany.[14]

Notes

  1. The 24th World Scout Jamboree is commonly referred to by the Boy Scouts of America as the 2019 World Scout Jamboree.

References

  1. "World Scout Jamboree coming to southern W.Va. in 2019". The Roanoke Times. Associated Press. 13 January 2011. Archived from the original on 8 September 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
  2. "Martin Walsh Named Executive Director of 2019 World Scout Jamboree". Scouting Newsroom. 1 December 2015. Archived from the original on 1 December 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  3. Wendel, Bryan (13 January 2011). "The Summit Will Host the 2019 World Scout Jamboree". Scouting. Archived from the original on 23 January 2011. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  4. "Kurzbericht über den Verlauf der 39. World Scout Conference (WSC) in Curitiba (Brasilien)" [Short report on the progress of the 39th World Scout Conference (WSC) in Curitiba (Brazil)] (PDF) (in German). Verband Christlicher Pfadfinderinnen und Pfadfinder. Archived (PDF) from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  5. Freeman, Michael (25 July 2019). "Sights and Sounds: The fun begins at the World Scout Jamboree". Bryan on Scouting.
  6. Wendell, Bryan (28 November 2018). "Bryan on Scouting- Here's how many countries are coming to the 2019 World Scout Jamboree". Scouting Magazine blog. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  7. "Why 24th WSJ?". 2019wsj.org. Archived from the original on 15 June 2018. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  8. "Develop Friendships". 2019wsj.org. Archived from the original on 15 June 2018. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  9. "Faith and Beliefs | World Jamboree 2019 - US Contingent". Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  10. "Cultural Celebration Day". 24th World Scout Jamboree. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  11. "A Primer on International Swag | World Jamboree 2019 - US Contingent". Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  12. "Novus". 24th World Scout Jamboree. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  13. "2019 World Scout Jamboree(mobile app) Version 3.4.7". Event Edge. 2019 via Google Play Store.
  14. "Explore New Foods at the Jamboree". 24th World Scout Jamboree. 19 March 2019. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
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