Scouts from Farnham and Haslemere have landed in South Korea for the 25th World Scout Jamboree.

The Jamboree is a two-week event holding significant historical value as the first one dates back to 1920.

Scouts from 150 countries across the globe come together every four years to promote unity, community and togetherness.

This year the event is hosted in Gunsan-si, South Korea, and it will be the second time in the country as the 17th World Scout Jamboree was held in the country back in 1991.

Festivities will take place from Tuesday (August 1) until August 12. During this time, young Scouts will bask in skill development, learn new skills, experience new cultures and make international bonds with fellow Scouts who may not share the same mother tongue but hold the same values as one another.

Those heading to the Jamboree will also have the opportunity of exploring Seoul for three days and also embark on the popular Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) tour – where they will see the original demarcation line between North Korea and South Korea. 

Scouts from Farnham, Haslemere and 5,000 other members across the UK will join more than 40,000 Scouts from almost every country in the world this year. 

Many Scouts spend years looking forward to this event as only those aged 14 to 17 are eligible to apply for the Jamboree.

Participants are selected two years ahead of the event so the Scouts can focus on their fundraising skills to fund their trip. Adults are also entitled to join the Jamboree as Scoutmasters or event staff.

Arune Holloway will be representing Haslemere at the Jamboree. He plans to develop his survival skills while away and is hoping people will help his fundraising efforts. To donate go to

Chief Scout Bear Grylls said: “I’m so proud to be a part of a movement that puts young people first by helping almost half a million people develop skills for life.”