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Learning from our experience at the World Scout Jamboree in South Korea


In August 2023, thousands of Scouts from the UK headed to South Korea for the 25th World Scout Jamboree (WSJ). During our time in South Korea, we faced a number of challenges in keeping people safe, which the Scout Association managed as a critical incident. The associated decisions to keep young people safe required additional investment from our reserves, approved by our Board of Trustees.

We are now undertaking two reviews to make sure we learn from this experience as fully as possible:

1. An operational review by volunteer and staff teams, as usual for international events.

2. An independently-led review, reporting to the Board of Trustees.