Leaders, Scouts and Venturers – sign up now for the 24th World Scout Jamboree

Boy Scout Troop and Venturing Crew youth participant and leadership selection is managed at a regional level for the BSA contingent to the 24th World Scout Jamboree (WSJ).

Boy Scouting
The Last Frontier Council has an opportunity to recruit 4 Boy Scout leaders and 36 Boy Scouts from our council area to make up a contingent troop to send to the WSJ in 2019.

Venturing
Venturing Crew leaders and Venturers for council area contingent crew(s) are encouraged to sign up as well (no limit has been set yet at the time of this posting).

The Boy Scout leadership will include 3 adults age 21 for scoutmaster and assistant scoutmaster positions and over and a 4th assistant scoutmaster age 18-21.  Venturing leadership requires a yet to by determined set of adults age 21 or older as advisors or associate advisors.

Boy Scouts and Venturers must be age 14 – 17 with your birthday between July 22, 2001 and July 21, 2005 to meet age requirements as a youth participant.
(UPDATE 12/07/2017) Females that are currently too young to register in Venturing, but will meet the age requirements before the Jamboree, should reach out to the council in which they will become registered with BSA. Last Frontier Council contact person is Bob Bock.

(UPDATE February 2018)  Leaders need to fill out this local area/regional information packet in addition to the online application.  Adult Troop Crew Leader Application

The disembark / rally point for proceeding will be the hub city of Little Rock, Arkansas with travel by Amtrak to West Virginia.  (under review, Jan 2018)

See our page here on 24th World Scout Jamboree Information for sign up information, fees and how to qualify for a $100 discount.

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#24WSJ contingent update 30 October 2018

More news for Scouts, Venturers and leaders attending the 24th World Scout Jamboree.

Our travel departure hub city will be Oklahoma City.

Departure and return dates still in planning and to be announced.

The items in your “kit” that come with your jamboree fee will include:

  • 110 L Duffel Bag
  • Daypack
  • 2 BSA contingent patches (design shown above)
  • 2-4 jamboree shoulder patches customized for our region (not council as in national jamborees)
  • 2-3 BSA contingent neckerchiefs
  • 1 nametag
  • 2 luggage tags

These will be distributed sometime in 2019.

A BSA jamboree contingent online store is announced to become available around February 1, 2019 to order additional patches, neckers and more.

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Contingent update #24WSJ

The Contingent Management Team of the BSA has a few updates to announce.

Applications are still available for the jamboree contingent troop from this council. 

The second round of scholarship opportunities is still open for those who applied after July 31, 2017.

Join In Jamboree
The Join In Jamboree will allow everyone to experience part of the 24th World Scout Jamboree through social media and streaming.
During JOTA/JOTI 2018, a live stream mentioned some of the success seen during this event with the tools we use will be applied for the tech-enabled connectivity of the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve.

Stuff
Patches, neckers, and bags are getting ready.  Other merchandise will be available to buy online early 2019.

Contingent Members
Will be getting updates by direct emails with more “logistics” in the next few weeks. Travel arrangements are still underway and not finalized.  Departure day to travel to the Summit is planned for Sunday July 21, 2019.  Units will travel together.

BSA Contingent Patch shown on social media 28 October 2019

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More Scholarships Available to Attend the 24th World Scout Jamboree

 

Learn more at:  http://wsj2019.us/scholarships/

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For the latest information and updates on the 24th World Scout Jamboree…

New World News Updates

New World News

Jamboree Flash Updates

Jamboree Flash Update

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24th World Jamboree Shop Opens

https://2019-world-jamboree.myshopify.com/

Go to https://wsj2019.us/ to sign up to attend the 24th World Scout Jamboree.

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Parent to Parent – 10 Reasons to Send your Teen to the World Scout Jamboree

Post on the BSA contingent website at wsj2019.us

Parent to Parent: 10 Reasons You Should Send Your Teen to the World Jamboree

Parent to Parent

Plus more than another dozen of blog entries on the 24th World Scout Jamboree.

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Scholarships for 24th World Scout Jamboree

Youth participant applications that have been cleared at the council level will be receiving an email on submitting for the next payment due March 15, 2018 as well as information and a link to apply for financial assistance.  A registration is required first before you can apply for assistance.

Get the most up-to-date information about Scholarships at the US contingent website at

http://wsj2019.us/scholarships/

Below is an helper document to walk-through the request.

USA 2019 WSJ Scholarship Request Process

There will be an information meeting about the 24th World Scout Jamboree at

7:00 pm – 9:00 PM  Thursday March 15, 2017 at the Last Frontier Council Service Center 

People considering applying as a youth participant or International Service Team (Staff) are encouraged to attend.

Spaces are open for youth sign ups and a limited number of IST positions.

Parents welcome too. Male and female youth not yet 14 but will be by July 22, 2019 are encouraged to attend as a Scout, Venturer or Explorer.

We can answer any questions you have about this once-in-a-lifetime mountaintop experience.  Join the excitement!

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Information Meeting March 15, 2017

There will be an information meeting about the 24th World Scout Jamboree at

7:00 pm – 9:00 PM  Thursday March 15, 2017 at the Last Frontier Council Service Center 

People considering applying as a youth participant or International Service Team (Staff) are encouraged to attend.

Spaces are open for youth sign ups and a limited number of IST positions.

Parents welcome too. Male and female youth not yet 14 but will be by July 22, 2019 are encouraged to attend. Scouts, Venturers and Explorers are welcome.

We can answer any questions you have about this once-in-a-lifetime mountaintop experience.  Join the excitement!

Information for posting at your unit meeting sites flyer: WJ Flyer Update_2-15

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24th World Scout Jamboree – A Great Value

Here’s a breakdown of the cost to attend the 24th World Scout Jamboree compared to the latest National Scout Jamboree.

The value of a World Scout Jamboree shines in the thrill of the experience of Scouting’s fellowship:  New people, new cultures all sharing the same ideals in a high adventure environment.

Year Event Total Days Cost/day comparison
2017 National Scout Jamboree $2000 10 $200.00
2019 24th World Scout Jamboree $2500 12 $208.33

Scouts, Venturers, leaders and staff can sign up today at https://wsj2019.us/

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WSJ 2019 – Early Bird Registration – Sign up Today!

Early Bird registration window for the 2019 World Scout Jamboree, offering a savings of $100, closes January 31, 2018. https://wsj2019.us/

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