This morning at 4:00 pm (GMT+4) the World Scout Conference in Baku, Azerbaijan voted to award the 25th World Scout Jamboree to the Korea Scout Association (KSA) for the year 2023. This will be the second World Scout Jamboree for the KSA. They also hosted the 17th World Scout Jamboree in 1991.
After six years of campaigning, the Korea Scout Association and the Polish Scouting and Guiding Association, the KSA’s competitor for the 25th World Scout Jamboree, finally made it to the 41st World Scout Conference where delegations from more than 160 National Scout Organizations (including the Boy Scouts of America) are meeting to discuss the future of the World Scouting Movement. The delegates to the Conference are voting on World Scouting policy decisions; electing members to the World Scout Committee, the governing body of World Scouting; and choosing a venue for future World Scout events.
This morning at 9:00 am Azerbaijan time, representatives from the KSA and the Polish Scouting and Guiding Association presented their bids for the Jamboree, each presenting the exciting opportunities that await Scouts in 2023. You can watch the bid presentations here.