Decision-making

World Event Bidders

World Scout Events are high-profile opportunities to bring our Movement together in a one-of-a-kind educational environment where young people and volunteers can participate in Scouting activities, develop new skills, build friendships, and learn about different cultures. Events such as the World Scout Conference, Jamboree and Moot are unique in their tradition and approach, stretching back for decades into the history of the Scout Movement.

World Event Bidders

Steps to bidding for World Scout Events

Step 1

Invitations to Host

A World Scout Event is hosted by a Member Organization (“the Host”) on behalf of WOSM. All WOSM Member Organizations in good standing can bid during the Conference to host a particular World Scout Event. (Reference Circulars 02/2018, 22/2018, 23/2018, and 24/2018)

Step 2

Due diligence

Each Member Organization that bids to host a World Scout Event is required to undertake an extensive due diligence process implemented by the World Scout Bureau, ensuring they are ready and have the capacity to  Host a World Scout Event.

Step 3

Acceptance to bid

The results of the due diligence process are then reviewed by the World Scout Committee to determine which Member Organizations are accepted to put forward their bid during the Conference. (Reference Circulars  32/2019 and 04/2021)

Step 5

Decision on future World Scout Event Hosts

The Host of each event is appointed by the World Scout Conference multiple years in advance to allow adequate time for planning and promotion. The 42nd World Scout Conference will decide on the Hosts of the 43rd World Scout Conference & 15th World Scout Youth Forum (2024), 17th World Scout Moot (2025) and 26th World Scout Jamboree (2027).

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World Event Bidders

43rd World Scout Conference and 15th World Scout Youth Forum (2024)

The World Scout Conference is the governing body of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. Taking place every three years, the Conference enables WOSM’s Member Organizations to play an active role in shaping the standards, policies and shared goals of the Scout Movement worldwide. The World Scout Youth Forum happens in advance of the Conference, giving young people a platform to learn new skills and open the door to involvement in world-level decision-making for Scouting.

Egypt

Egyptian Scout Federation

Bidding for the 43rd World Scout Conference and 15th World Scout Youth Forum (2024)

World Event Bidders

17th World Scout Moot (2025)

The World Scout Moot takes place every four years in a different country. It is an event for senior sections (traditionally called Rovers) and other young adult members, usually gathering up to 5,000 people. Moots provide an opportunity for young adults in Scouting to meet together and take part in activities that enable them to become active global citizens. Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 25 at the time of the event. Individuals who are 26 years or older can take part as International Service Team members.

Azerbaijan

Azerbaycan Skautlar Associasiyasi​

Bidding for the 17th World Scout Moot (2025)

Portugal

Federação Escutista de Portugal

Bidding for the 17th World Scout Moot (2025)

World Event Bidders

26th World Scout Jamboree (2027)

The World Scout Jamboree takes place every four years in a different country. It is the largest regular event organised by WOSM, usually gathering up to 40,000 people from all over the world. It is above all an educational event to promote peace and understanding. The World Scout Jamboree includes a wide variety of activities to develop new skills, learn about different cultures, and build friendships through unique camping experience. Participants must be between the ages of 14 and 17 at the time of the event. Individuals who are 18 years or older can take part as International Service Team members.

Poland

Związek Harcerstwa Polskiego

Bidding for the 26th World Scout Jamboree (2027)