World Scout Jamboree

We’re ready if you are! Let’s go to the World Jamboree!
If you’d like more information about our local contingent, please contact Tom Hopkins.

The 24th World Scout Jamboree will be held from July 22nd-August 2, 2019 at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Mount Hope, West Virginia. This is the first World Scout Jamboree to be held in the USA in over 50 years, and the first time that multiple countries–the US, Canada, and Mexico–will host a World Jamboree.

Scouts ages 14-18 by July 22, 2019 who wish to attend the WSJ may apply to attend as a participant, joining over 50,000 Scouts from all over the world. Spots are limited for this once in a lifetime opportunity! The cost to attend the World Scout Jamboree is $2,500 for 10 days of program, which includes travel arrangements.

National Scholarships

Scholarship opportunities are available in the United States on an as needed basis for up to 50% of the covered costs of the program fee. The deadline for applying for a scholarship through the Boy Scouts of America contingent is July 31st, 2018.

How to apply: Please click here to apply for a national scholarship.

Northeast Illinois Council Scholarships

The Northeast Illinois Council is pleased to announce scholarship opportunities to cover up to 100% of the cost to attend the World Scout Jamboree on an as needed basis for local Scouts demonstrating exceptional Scouting spirit. This funding has been made possible by the Collins Fund and the NEIC Endowment.

How to apply:  Click here to download the application form. The Scout applying must complete an essay no longer than 500 words addressing why they would like to attend the World Scout Jamboree, why they enjoy Scouting, and how they use the principles of Scouting in daily life. The applicant must complete the application in its entirety, making sure to have a parent complete the second half of the application. Any scout applying must be between the ages of 14-18 at the time of the World Jamboree. This is a national rule; there are no exceptions.

All applications should be received no later than July 31st, 2018. Please mail your completed application to:

Northeast Illinois Council
2019 WSJ Scholarships
850 Forest Edge Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Attention : Dale Thomas

you may also email your application to


Scholarships will be selected and announced by the Northeast Illinois Council by August 17, 2018.


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