Twenty World Jamborees have
been held since the first Jamboree was held in 1920. Baden Powell
attended five of those Jamborees before his death in 1941. His last
participation in a World Jamboree, at age 81, was in Holland in 1937.
The largest attended Jamboree was the one held in England in 1929 with
some 50,000 in attendance.
The first Jamboree was held
indoors in the arena of Olympia, England. It was a huge glass-roofed building
covering six acres. The concrete floor had to be covered with 12 inches
of earth for the competitions. For a complete story on the first
World Jamboree and how it came about, go to
Jamboree Book. Here you will also find the story of the
Boy Scouts of America's participation in the Jamboree at America
Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve has been chosen as the site
for World Scout Jamboree 2019! The North American Scout Associations (Boy
Scouts of America, Scouts Canada, and the Scout Association of Mexico)
won the bid to host the 24th World Scout Jamboree.
Here is a list of the World
Jamborees and where they were held:
|1st World Jamboree
|2nd World Jamboree
|3rd World Jamboree
||"Coming Of Age"
|4th World Jamboree
|5th World Jamboree
|6th World Jamboree
||"Jamboree Of Peace"
|7th World Jamboree
||"Jamboree Of Simplicity"
|8th World Jamboree
|9th World Jamboree
|10th World Jamboree
||"Building Tomorrow Today"
|11th World Jamboree
||"Scout Higher And Wider"
|12th World Jamboree
|13th World Jamboree
|14th World Jamboree
||"Five Fingers, One Hand"
|15th World Jamboree
||"The Spirit Lives On"
|16th World Jamboree
||"Bringing The World Together"
|17th World Jamboree
||"Many Lands, One World"
|18th World Jamboree
||"Future Is Now"
|19th World Jamboree
||"Building Peace Together"
|20th World Jamboree
||"Share Our World, Share
|21st World Jamboree
||"One World, One Promise"
|The 21st World Scout Jamboree
was hosted by the United Kingdom, in celebration of the Centenary of Scouting.
It took take place at Chelmsford Hylands Park in Essex, from 27 July to
8 August 2007.
The theme of the 21st World
Scout Jamboree in 2007 was “One World, One Promise” – which captured the
aspirations and hopes of young people for the future. 40,000 young people
camped, live and work alongside each other. They came from a variety of
different cultures, backgrounds, and religions. Together they celebrated
what unites them, and learn what they could do together to help build a
The Boy Scouts of America
sent a contingent of 80 troops and Venturing crews, that includes some
320 adult troop and crew leaders.
For information on the
BSA contigent that went to the 2007 World Jamboree go to:
We have a couple of pages
of information about Scouts and Leaders who attended one of these World
Jamborees. You can find their photo or story as follows:
Trail | Comanche Trail
| Concho Valley | 2007
World Jamboree | World
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