MICHIGAN CROSSROADS COUNCIL BSA

YOUR TROOP OR CREW CAN PARTICIPATE IN A JAMBOREE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY

The jamboree fee for a jamboree in another country is low enough that, even adding airfare, the total cost per person of an overseas trip is similar to the cost of participating in the BSA National Jamboree or a Philmont trip.  You can often arrange to pair with a Scout group from the host country that is participating in the jamboree, share a campsite with them, and borrow group equipment such as tents, stoves, and cooking equipment from them.  Many of these jamborees have age ranges for youth participants similar to BSA National Jamborees and are a week to a week and a half long, which allows you to include time on your trip for sightseeing.  Below are lists of  2022 jamborees in the Czech Republic, Denmark, England (6), Finland, Scotland, Sweden, ansd Switzerland, and 2023 jamborees in Canada and The Netherlands that are open to contingents from individual BSA troops and crews with links to the jamboree web sites.   IMPORTANT - The age ranges shown below are from the jamboree websites.  BSA participants must also meet the minimum age requirements in the Camping section of the BSA Guide to Safe Scouting.  For this list as a pdf file, link here.  This list is updated regularly.  The Michigan Crossroads Council International Scouting Committee would be glad to help you in your planning.  

Link here for the October 2, 2019 updated version of Michigan Crossroads Council SUGGESTIONS FOR TRAVELING OVERSEAS WITH SCOUTS AND VENTURERS.  There are special rules for travel to Canada that reduce the cost compared to travel to other countries.  Link here for the September 18, 2020, update of TAKING MICHIGAN CROSSROADS COUNCIL TROOPS AND CREWS TO CANADA.

ALMOST ALL 2021 JAMBOREES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED OR CANCELLED.   TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS PREVENT BSA CONTINGENTS FROM PARTICIPATING IN THE ONES THAT ARE LEFT.

2022 JAMBOREES OPEN TO CONTINGENTS FROM INDIVIDUAL BSA TROOPS AND CREWS

AUSTRALIA - 26th Australian Jamboree that was scheduled for January 3 to 13, 2022, at Elmore Events Center, Victoria, Australia has been cancelled.  For the cancellation announcement, click here.

CZECH REPUBLIC - Central European Jamboree - The Central European Jamboree rotates among the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia.  It will be in the Czech Republic in 2022.  There is very little information available.  For the website, click here.

DENMARK - Jamboree Denmark - July, 23 to 31, 2022 - Naturpark Hedeland, Denmark - They expect 40,000 participants.  This event is held once every 5 years and sponsored by all 5 Danish Scout Associations that are members of WOSM.  For the website, click here. 

ENGLAND - Chamboree 2022 - July 30 to August 6, 2022 - Cheshire Showground in Tabley - ages 10 to 17 - For the website, click here.

ENGLAND - Durham 2022 - postponed from 2020 - As of March 23, 2021, 2022 dates have not been announced - Wolsingham Show Ground in the Wear valley.- ages 10 to 18 - For the website, click here.  

ENGLAND - Kent International Jamboree 2022 - July 30 to August 6, 2022 - Kent Showground, Maidstone - ages 10-17 - For the website, click here

ENGLAND - Poacher 2022 - July 30 to August 6, 2022 - Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln - ages 10-17 - For the website, click here

 ENGLAND - Red Rose 2022 - August 6 to 13, 2022 - Westmorland Showground in England's Lake District - ages 10-17 - For the website, click here.

ENGLAND - West Sussex International Jamboree - August 6 to 13, 2022 - South of England Showground, 15 minutes from London's Gatwick Airport - ages 10-17 - For the website, click here

FINLAND - 8th International Finnjamboree - July 15 to 23, 2022Evo campsite in southern Finland - ages 12-17 -  For the website, click here

SCOTLAND - Blair Atholl Jamborette - The Blair Atholl Jamborette has been held on the grounds of Blair Atholl Castle every even numbered year since 1946 except 2020 when it was replaced by a virtual Blair Everywhere because of COVID-19.  As of March 23, 2021, the website still shows Blair Everywhere information.  For the website, click here. 

SWEDEN - Swedish National Jamboree that.was scheduled for July 31 to August 7, 2021, at Norra ├ůsum outside of Kristianstad in the southern parts of Sweden.has been postponed to 2022.  There are programs for 12 to 14 year olds and 15 to 17 year olds.  International contingents will be paired with Swedish host Scout groups. The new dates of July 30 to August 6 are posted on their Facebook page.As of March 23, 2021, their website shows the plans for 2021.  For the website click here  For the Facebook page, click here

SWITZERLAND - MOVA Swiss National Jamboree - July 23 to August 6, 2022 - Goms Region in south central Switzerland near the Italian border - 1 to 3 patrols of 6 Scouts and 1 leader will be paired with a Swiss group of the same size - The jamboree fee for international Scouts and leaders is 500 Swiss Francs which in October 2020 is about U.S. $550.  For the website, click here and scroll down.  For the Bulletin for international participants, click here.

2023 JAMBOREES

CANADA - Pacific Jamboree - Camp Byng, British Columbia.  To learn about the 2019 Pacific Jamboree and watch a jamboree video, click here

THE NETHERLANDS - Haarlem Jamborette - August 5 to 16, 2023 - Spaarnwoude Recreational Area, a nature reserve located between Amsterdam, Haarlem and Velsen.- ages 10 through 17 - For the website, click here 

 A POSSIBILITY FOR AN INTERNATIONAL WILDERNESS ADVENTURE 

CANADA - Haliburton Scout Reserve in northern Ontario where the campsites are only accessible by boat..  For the website, click here

WORLD ORGANIZATION OF THE SCOUT MOVEMENT INTERNATIONAL EVENTS LIST

Link here for the latest revision of the World Organization of the Scout Movement International Events List  As of January 15, 2021, the most recent revision is dated January 2019.