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    International Scouting Events

    The following international events are being hosted by the Scout Association in the respective countries. Scouts from New Zealand are invited to register their interest in attending any of these events. If you are interested, initial applications should be made through the National SCOUT Centre, and all participants attending an overseas Scouting event are required to complete and submit an Events Application Form.  This form is available on our Members site.

    Scouting is a worldwide movement and here are just some of the opportunities for members of SCOUTS New Zealand to get out into the world. This is where it all starts. These events are the perfect opportunity to meet others and learn about the world of Scouting. By participating in an international event, you will have a chance to get out and encounter the entire world all at once! 



    International Rover Week 2018 - celebrating the Rover Centenary to be held at the Kandersteg International Camp in Switzerland between 5 to 14 August, 2018. For more details visit http://www.kisc.ch/events/events-of-2018/international-rover-week-2018/ Cost CHF250 per person. This includes accommodation, meals and activities.


    Scout Youth Forum/Conference - 9th Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Youth Forum - October 10 to 13, 2018, and the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Conference - October 15 to 20, 2018 to be held in Manila, The Philippines.

    JOTA (Jamboree-on-the-Air) and JOTI (Jamboree-on-the-Internet) - 19 to 21 October 2018.  The largest annual Scouting event in the world with over 1 million Scouts participating across 150+ countries.  Scouts across the world connect with each other during JOTA and JOTI using the airwaves and the internet. For more information visit the JOTA/JOTI event page on our national SCOUTS New Zealand website.



    25th Australian Scout Jamboree - 4 to 13 January, 2019, Murraylands, South Australia. The theme of the Jamboree is "Friends for Life". The New Zealand Contingent Leader is Tony Gray. Tony’s email address for more information is porthills.training@scoutmail.org.nz or visit the AJ website at http://www.aj2019.com.au 

    LATEST UPDATE:  For more news check out the New Zealand Contingent AJ Newsletter


    24th World Scout Jamboree – 22 July to 2 August 2019. The World Scout Jamboree will be co-hosted by Canada, the USA and Mexico and takes place at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, West Virginia, USA. The New Zealand Contingent Leader is Justin Stewart. 

    LATEST UPDATE: Registrations have now closedFor the latest information visit http://worldjamboree.scouts.org.nz 



    Australian Rover Moot, Canberra, Australia

      Eligibility: Rovers

      Event Dates: 30 December 2019 to 10 January 2020

    LATEST UPDATE: The New Zealand Contingent Leader is Sara Brooksmith and her email address for more information is sara.brooksmith@nzrovers.com


    3rd European Jamboree, Gdansk, Poland

    Event Dates: 27 July to 6 August 2020

    LATEST UPDATE: Applications are now open from any Adult Leader interested in leading a group of New Zealand senior Scout, Venturer or Rover aged members and Adults to the 3rd European Jamboree in Poland. For more information about the role of Contingent Leader, please email the International Commissioner. Applications close on 1 June 2018.


    14th World Scout Youth Forum, Egypt

    Eligibility: Rovers or Young Adult Leaders

    Event Dates: 14 to 17 September 2020

    42nd World Scout Conference, Egypt

    Event Dates: 21 to 24 September 2020



    16th World Scout Moot, Ireland

    Eligibility: Rovers

    Event Dates: 22 July to 1 August 2021

    LATEST UPDATE: The New Zealand Contingent Leader for the 16th World Scout Moot is Tom Hutton and his email address for more information is worldmoot2021@nzrovers.com 


    20th BSA National Scout Jamboree, USA

    Eligibility: Venturer Scouts

    Contingent Leader Applications open: From April 2019

    Contingent Leader Applications close: 1 June 2019

    Event Dates: July to August 2021



    32nd APR Scout Jamboree, Bangladesh

    Eligibility: senior Scouts and Venturer Scouts

    Contingent Leader Applications open: From April 2019

    Contingent Leader Applications close: 1 June 2019

    Event Dates: 11 to 19 December


    More to follow.........

    For further information on any of these International Scouting events, please contact John Saunders, International Commissioner at johnsaunders@scouts.org.nz