World Jamboree News

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Troops are now forming for the 2015 World Jamboree in Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi, Japan!  The dates of the Jamboree are July 28 – August 8, 2015, but there will be travel days both before and after those dates—AND Southern Region Scouts will tour Japan for a two or three days after the Jamboree concludes.

You must be between 14 and 17 years of age on July 28, 2015, to attend.  The cost to participate (including turn-key travel, the Jamboree itself and the post-tour) is $5,750.  Now please don’t let that number discourage you!  With your help, local fundraising activities may be undertaken to reduce that number per local Scout as much as possible, and some regional and national  “campership” money will be available for qualifying Scouts.

A World Jamboree is significantly different from a National Jamboree.  Much emphasis is placed on developing relationships with Scouts from foreign countries through shared experiences of problem-solving and team activities.  Those activities will include exploration of global, cultural and peace-related issues, participation in recreational water sports, hands-on experiences with science and technology, and nature excursions.  It was Baden-Powell’s dream that world peace could be achieved if young people around the world joined together in the spirit of making the world a better place for all of us.  Needless to say, we’re still working on that!

A copy of a brochure released from the BSA International Division is attached which will explain more about the Jamboree and what a participant might expect to learn from the experience.  Please study it and seriously consider this unique opportunity to expand your horizons and see Scouting from an entirely different perspective.

You may also visit the BSA’s World Scout Jamboree web page and registration portal at http://www.scouting.org/worldjamboree.aspx for more specific information.  If you’ll play the Jamboree song video found at http://www.23wsj.jp/jamboree-song.html, you’ll get a good perspective of what a World Jamboree looks like.