If you are a Boy Scout or Venturer who will be between the ages of 14 and 17 on TBD, -- that is, specifically born between TBD, and TBD -- you may be qualified for one of the coolest Scouting events you’ll ever attend.

The upcoming World Scout Jamboree in Kirara-hama, Japan, promises to be one of the best ever. With 30,000 Scouts expected to attend from six continents and 161 countries, it’s going to be a world-class event, one you can be a part of if you start planning now.

At Kirara-hama, you will get to live and learn with fellow Scouts from around the world. You’ll be housed in tents along with the BSA contingent, but you’ll soon venture out to mingle with tens of thousands for two weeks of activities and adventure. That’s right, a world fellowship exercise on an enormous scale!

It’s Japan’s turn at a World Scout Jamboree -- held once every four years -- and it is a special window of opportunity for you, too. It’s good to start your planning early. Here’s why -- approved applications are going to be highly prized. Because there is only one contingent permitted to attend from each country recognized by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), demand always exceeds the available slots and many restrictions apply.