The Pacific Jamboree, hosted by BC-Yukon Councils, is held every four years in British Columbia. Participation is open to all youth of Scout age who are registered members of Scouts Canada, L’Association des Scouts du Canada, and Scout Units from National Scout Organizations who are members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). Offer of Service (OOS) is open to Venturer Scouts, Rover Scouts, and Volunteers including former members who wish to participate.
Your adventure begins with a scenic 95-minute BC Ferries voyage across the Strait of Georgia and through the Gulf Islands. You will travel south along the Saanich Peninsula, where you’ll enjoy views of the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca towards Victoria and then onto the west coast of the island to the beautiful town of Sooke. Nestled between the majestic old-growth forests and awe-inspiring beaches of the Pacific Ocean coastline, Sooke is renowned for its rich cultural heritage. It offers unlimited opportunities for outdoor adventures and unforgettable experiences, a truly West Coast experience.
Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, has a dynamic blend of coastal beauty, historic charm, and urban appeal. Set on the sparkling Strait of Juan de Fuca, at the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria offers breathtaking views of the water and the Olympic Mountains.
During the Jamboree, participants will have the opportunity to explore the Provincial Capital and take in its history and unique charm.
Camp Barnard, located in Otter Point, west of Sooke, BC on spectacular Vancouver Island, is a 250-acre camp with a 17-acre lake, complete with a swimming area, several trails, and natural rock climbing face. The camp is used year-round and offers short and long-term camping, wilderness camping, and day-use opportunities.
The Jamboree Unit Subcamps will be nestled among the west coast Douglas fir forest.