Traveling Overseas with Boy Scouts and Venturers

Every summer, a number of countries around the world hold National Jamborees and there are International Jamborees In different parts of the United Kingdom..  All of them welcome international participants, especially contingents from the USA.  Jamboree organizers will usually be able to arrange host troops that will provide home stays for your contingent and lend you group camping equipment.  Participating in a jamboree in another country can provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience for your Scouts and Venturers.

There are links below to upcoming jamborees in other countries.  Those with “Rover” or “Moot” in the name are typically for the age group that includes older Venturers and young leaders.

The top photo shows a contingent of Michigan Venturers who were the largest BSA contingent at the 2005 Eurojam jamboree in England.  In the lower photo, one of those Venturers autographs the neckerchief of a Scout from another country.  Michigan contingents have been the only BSA representatives at the 2009 Blue Summer National Jamboree in Denmark and the 2010 Ursprung Austrian Jubilee Jamboree.  This could be you!

In addition to jamborees, there are many Scout centers throughout Europe.  Some of these offer dormitory facilities and food service so you don’t need to bring tents or cooking equipment.  There are links to European Scout Centers below the links to jamborees.

To learn more about traveling overseas with Boy Scouts and Venturers and participating in jamborees in other countries, download Suggestions for Traveling Overseas with Boy Scouts and Venturers, print it and read it, and contact your Field Service Council’s International Representative..

For information on jamborees in other countries in 2018 and 2019 with links to their web sites and Facebook pages and information on where we have contacts to find host Scout groups click here


To find information about jamborees in other countries, go to World Scouting’s International Events List


Kandersteg in Switzerland –

Pfadfinderdorf Zellhof in Austria –

To find information about many other Euoprean Scout Centers, click here and search the European Scout Region’s “Where to Stay in Europe.”

To return to the Michigan Crossroads Council International Scouting home page, click here.