World Scout Jamboree 2023

Could you show your stripes and be a World Scout Jamboree Unit Leader?

We’re so excited that Somerset has been allocated three patrols to become part of the UK Contingent to the 25th World Scout Jamboree in Korea during 2023.

That means we need to recruit 3 adult volunteers to become the Unit Leadership Team who make sure that our 27 young people will be empowered to be bold and brave to make the most of the life shaping experience the World Scout Jamboree will provide.

We’re supporting the UK Contingent’s vision to be the most inclusive UK Contingent to attend a World Scout Jamboree. There should be no unnecessary barriers to anyone becoming part of our Unit Leadership Team.

  • Never been to a Jamboree before? – that’s OK!
  • Not an Explorer Scout Leader? – absolutely no problem

The UK Contingent is not shying away from challenging the perceptions of who an adult jamboree volunteer is, so if you’re prepared to Think Big. Dream Wild and Act Together why not leap at the opportunity to apply to join our team?

This is an adult role, and considering prior experience, the UK Contingent advise Unit Leaders, Deputies and Assistant should be at least 18 years old by 1 January 2022.

Considering it?

Applications are open until 7th August 2021 for candidates interested in the following roles:

  • Unit Leader
  • Deputy Unit Leader
  • Assistant Unit Leader

Click on the links below to see the role descriptions

We’re welcoming written applications, you will need to complete the following Form (it is the same form for each role) and send it to

Find out more

Check out the latest information at by clicking on this LINK

Over the coming months, several videos will appear on You Tube and other channels, here’s one to start with WSJ2023

Here are the key dates

  • Noon 7th August 2021 All applications must be received.
  • 10th August 2021 – Our aim to inform all shortlisted candidates.
  • 22nd August– Our planned selection event which is likely to be held in Taunton.

If you have any questions please contact Tricia Sedgbeer (DCC  Programme) or Jean Brunning (ACC International) email address, we can’t wait to see your application.


Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls