Can Scouts do fund-raisers for jamboree fees?
Scouts should check with their local councils to see what their policies are. We strongly suggest that a Scout applicant try to earn some of the jamboree fee. In past world jamborees, some Scouts have worked with civic organizations for financial assistance. As always, any fund-raising must be done following BSA and local council policies.
I can’t log into MyScouting.
Be sure to use your current log-in name. On June 1, 2009, MyScouting changed the requirements for the log-on names from email addresses to non-email addresses. If you still can’t log in, contact the BSA’s national service desk at email@example.com.
What are the gateway cities?
Gateway cities have not been determined yet.
My daughter isn't old enough yet to register, but she will be old enough to go. How do I register her?
If by July 1, 2015, you will meet all qualifications (including age) to attend the jamboree, contact the world Scout jamboree registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I can’t register as a crew advisor.
World jamboree adult leader positions are Scoutmaster, first assistant Scoutmaster, second assistant Scoutmaster, or third assistant Scoutmaster.
Can I pay for my son’s airline tickets with frequent-flyer miles?
Scouts and leaders attending the jamboree with the BSA’s contingent must travel with the contingent. Because the airline tickets are purchased as a block, frequent-flyer miles cannot be used. Since the International Service Team must arrange for its own transportation, it is welcome to use frequent-flyer miles.
What is the International Service Team?
Members of the International Service Team are actually jamboree staff. Jobs vary by each world jamboree. To learn more, visit the World Scout Jamboree Japan 2015 site for the latest information.
Can the age be waived to allow younger Scouts to attend the World Scout Jamboree?
No. Since the age requirements are set by the jamboree's host Scouting association, they cannot be waived.
What is the approval process for applications?
All youth and adult applications must be approved at the council, region and national levels. Region approvals require that all adults must be interviewed. Staff applications must be approved by council, region, national and the Scout Association of Japan. All staff must be interviewed and approved by the region. There may be some time between the council and region approvals for adults and staff while interviews are scheduled. There may also be some time between national approval and the Scout Association of Japan selection for staff positions.
What is the process to apply for a scholarship?
At this time it is uncertain whether or not scholarship funds will be available for this jamboree. If funds become available, we will post the information and application on this website.