2019 World Scout Jamboree

The theme for the 24th World Scout Jamboree is Unlock a New World and was developed by the youth bid team, also known as the Dream Team. This theme speaks to the new adventures, cultures, and friendships that will be shared by Scouts from around the world during the 12-day event in North America, a continent often referenced as a “New World.”

The 24th World Scout Jamboree will take place at the Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve in West Virginia from July 22, 2019 to August 2, 2019.

The goal for the MCC contingent is to send 6 full units of 36 Scouts and 4 leaders each to the jamboree.  That is a total of 216 Scouts/Venturers and 24 adult leaders.  We currently have about 72 youth and about 19 adults registered.  While there are still many openings, there is a tentative deadline of July 31 to register.  All 4 MCC field service councils are represented in the current registrations.

Unlock Your World at the 24th World Jamboree!
Last held in the United States in 1967

  • July 22-August 2, 2019
  • Emersion in diverse cultures from around the world for 12 unforgettable days!
  • Opportunity to participate in Olympic style opening and closing events
  • Lifelong International friendships
  • Over 100 countries will be participating
  • Be one of only 5,424 Youth participants from the United States

Youth Eligibility:
Ages 14 to 17 by the first day of the Jamboree. This date is set by the World Scout Jamboree hosts, not the U.S. contingent leadership. That means your birthday has to fall between July 22, 2001, and July 21, 2005.

International Service Team (IST) Member:
Must be at least 18 by the first day of the World Scout Jamboree: July 22, 2019.

US Contingent Cost:
Participants and Leaders – The participant and unit leader fee includes registration for the Jamboree,  meals at the Jamboree, tents, and patrol and cooking gear. The fees also cover appropriate travel expenses (including food) between “Hub Cities” and the Jamboree. An appropriate number of “Hub Cities” will be identified across the continental United States depending on the distribution of youth and leaders that make up the various units. Applicants will be responsible for the costs to get themselves to and from these “Hub City” locations. The USA Contingent will not have pre or post touring in order to keep the cost down and allow more participation to this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Contingent Leadership:

Name Field Service Council  Phone Email
Patrick Berryman Great Lakes
David Tischler Great Lakes
Rachel Newill Venturing


Dennis Waitzman
MCC World Jamboree Chairman
P: 248-660-9155
E: 2019worldjambomichigan@gmail.com


Contact Dennis or one of the Contingent leaders to request a group presentation or to schedule meeting for a Scout and parents meeting with an adult leader.