These countries are coming to the 2019 World Scout Jamboree

Flags flew proudly at the last World Scout Jamboree, held in 2015 in Japan.

Updated May 22, 2019, with the latest numbers/countries.


Four out of every five people at the 2019 World Scout Jamboree will be from a country that isn’t the United States.

That translates to excellent odds that members of the U.S. contingent will meet tons of Scouts from other countries during their 12 days next summer at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. Participants will discover other cultures, try foreign food and learn how Scouting is the same — and different — in other parts of the world.

The latest registration numbers are in, and Scouts from 152 countries across six continents will unite at the World Scout Jamboree, which will be the first held on U.S. soil since 1967. The event runs from July 22 to Aug. 2.

Spending nearly two weeks at the BSA’s high-adventure base in West Virginia will be an awesome experience. But enjoying SBR with Scouts from around the world? That’s truly a once-in-a-generation opportunity.

Interested in joining the experience? It’s not too late to submit applications for youth participants (ages 14 to 17) and the International Service Team (the term used for staff, age 18 or older, at the World Scout Jamboree).

All of the BSA’s slots for unit leaders (18 and up) are full.

Can’t make it for the whole time? Visitor day passes will be available early next year.

How many people have signed up so far?

More than 45,000 people are going to the World Scout Jamboree.

The BSA makes up about 20 percent of that total.

How many countries will be represented?

There are 169 National Scout Organizations, including the BSA, that are part of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.

Of those 169 countries, 152 have Scouts attending and/or serving on staff at the 2019 World Scout Jamboree. That’s nearly 90 percent.

The countries in attendance range from Algeria to Zimbabwe. Here’s the full list:

Algeria
Angola
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Chad
Chile
Colombia
Comoros
Costa Rica
Cote d’lvoire
Croatia
Curacao
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Denmark
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Estonia
Eswatini
Ethiopia
Fiji
Finland
France
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Guatemala
Guinea
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Ireland
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Korea (Republic of)
Kuwait
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Malta
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
North Macedonia
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Palestine
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
Russian Federation
Rwanda
San Marino
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
South Sudan
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Timor Leste
Togo
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe
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