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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! 



    William I Koch International Sea Scout Cup, International Sailing Regatta - July 8 to 13, 2018, at Galveston, Texas, USA. This event is provided for the benefit of youth sailing and International Scouting. All teams shall be a crew of two persons. There are 20 teams reserved for non-US Scouts and 20 teams for US Scouts. The cost to attend US$325, including food. For Scouts or Venturers aged 14 to 20 years. For more information at http://seascoutcup.org


    JamboRi 2018, National Jamboree - July 25 to August 2, 2018, at Stradbally, County Laois. The theme of the Jamboree is "Ri Create, Ri Imagine, and Ri Discover". The event is open to ages 12 to 18 years and will cost Euros 320, including food. For more information of the Jamboree at http://jambo-ri.ie


    III Interamerican Scout Moot - July 27 to August 5, 2018, at Cuzco. For more details of the Moot at http://scout.org


    17th Nippon Jamboree - August 2018 at Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture. The Jamboree is open to ages 12 to 18 years. For more details of the Jamboree at http://www.scout.or.jp


    HOME2018 International Jamboree - August 6 to 15, 2018, at Scout Camp Austria, St Georgen im Atteroau. The Jamboree is open to ages 10 to 21 years and will cost Euros 300, including food. For more details of the Jamboree at http://www.HOME2018.at 


    Polish National Jamboree GDANSK2018 - August 6 to 16, 2018 at Sobieszewo Island (Wyspa Sobieszewska), Gdansk. The theme of the Jamboree is "The future starts today, not tomorrow". The cost to attend is Euros 250, including food and is open to ages 13 to 21 years. For more information at http://gdansk2018.zhp.pl 


    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. 



    25th Australian Scout Jamboree - January 4 to 13, 2019 at Adelaide, South Australia. The theme of the Jamboree is "Friends for Life". The cost of the event is AU$1150 and is open to Scouts aged 11 to under 15 years. This cost does not include travel or other Contingent related expenses. For the latest update on the NZ Contingent and expected travel expenses, please click here to view the NZ Contingent Newsletter.

    The New Zealand Contingent Leader is Tony Gray. Over the coming weeks look out for more details of the New Zealand Contingent. In the meantime for more information on the Jamboree visit the AJ website at http://www.aj2019.com.au

    New Zealand Scouts and Leaders interested in attending need to complete the SCOUTS New Zealand event application form available here

    Email the completed form to Tony at porthills.training@scoutmail.org.nz

    Online registration also needs to be completed on the AJ2019 website here http://applications.aj2019.com.au


    24th World Scout Jamboree – For Venturers and older Scouts aged 14 to 18 years, held from 22 July to 2 August 2019. The next World Scout Jamboree will be co-hosted by Canada, the USA and Mexico and will take place at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia, USA. The World Scout Jamboree is expected to host approximately 35,000 participants from 150 different countries.  

    For the latest on the New Zealand Contingent, visit http://worldjamboree.scouts.org.nz 

    The New Zealand Contingent Leader is Justin Stewart.

    Coming up…….


    3rd European Jamboree, Gdansk, Poland
    Contingent Leader Applications open: From April 2018
    Contingent Leader Applications close: 1 June 2018
    Event Dates: 27 July to 6 August 2020

    14th World Scout Youth Forum, Egypt
    Eligibility: Rovers
    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
    Contingent Leader Applications open: From August 2018
    Contingent Leader Applications close: 1 October 2018
    Event Dates: 22 July to 1 August 2021

    20th BSA National Scout Jamboree
    Eligibility: Venturer Scouts
    Contingent Leader Applications open: From April 2019
    Contingent Leader Applications close: 1 June 2019
    Event Dates: July to August 2021

    27th Asia-Pacific Region Scout Conference, location TBA

    32nd APR Scout Jamboree, Bangladesh
    Eligibility: Scouts and Venturer Scouts
    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