Wednesday, November 4, 2015

21st World Scout Jamboree in London

The 21st World Scout Jamboree of the World Organisation of Scouts hosted by the United Kingdom Scout Association, will be held at Gilwell Park, London, England from July 27 to August 8. The biggest ever World Scout Jamboree has been organised by the World Scout Bureau to celebrate the founding of Scouting by Robert Baden-Powell, 100 years ago in 1907 at Brownsea Island, England. According to National Training Commissioner of the Sri Lanka Scout Movement, Shantha K. M. Madurawe, 40,000 Scouts from 155 countries will be participating at this Jamboree.
Jamboree badge

The Sri Lankan contingent comprises 136 Scouts from all the Scout Districts of Sri Lanka. The Jamboree's theme is 'One World - One Promise'. "The meaning of the Jamboree is togetherness, so we need to bring all the countries together and make them as one.

"We live in One World and we have all made One Promise to help improve it. The Global Development Zones help Scouts to understand more about the challenges and opportunities facing our world, through practical workshops and activities," Madurawe said.

"At the centre of Jamboree life are the 16 sub-camps, each hosting two thousand Scouts from many different countries. This is where they will live, work and relax together, sharing meals, building understanding and making friends."
"Scouting brings together young people from every religion, ethnic community and society. The Jamboree offers the chance to find out more about Scouts' faith and to learn more about the beliefs of their new friends from around the world.

The Jamboree just goes to show that peace is possible in the world; it goes to show that people can live in harmony if they put their minds to it; it's just like the whole world being in one village", Madurawe further explained.
"Our Scouts can enjoy a non-stop day of activities and adventures at Gilwell Park, the United Kingdom Home of Scouting. There is also a chance to take part in sailing, rafting and canoeing and learn more about water and environment activities.

"It will be a full day's activity, away from the Jamboree site. They will also get an opportunity to learn new skills and try out a wide variety of activities in the Energise Zones at the Jamboree site which will excite, motivate and challenge them," he said.

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