Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Unlock a New World

24th World Scout Jamboree

Approximately 45,000 Scouts and volunteers from more than 150 countries are ready to ‘Unlock a New World’

Group picture prior to departure

Part of Sri Lankan contingent
The 24th World Scout Jamboree is presently held at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia, USA. More than 45,000 Scouts and Scouting leaders from over 150 countries including Sri Lanka will come together at the Summit Bechtel Reserve to ‘Unlock a New World’, the theme of the 24th World Scout Jamboree. A representation of a brother and sister combination from the Hathnagoda family of Kurunegala is worthy of note. 

Scout Dulith Hathnagoda
They are the children of Brig Randula and Asha Hathnagoda. This is the largest outdoor educational event organised by the World Scout Movement, gathering Scouts and leaders every four years. A staff of 10,500 volunteers will deliver a life-changing experience to Scouts from around the globe at the world’s most sustainable campsite, the 10,000-acre Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, for this once-in-a-lifetime event from 22 July to 2 August. The 12 days will be a time of great activity and excitement for Scouts from around the world as they strive to deliver an unprecedented jamboree experience.

Celebrating collaboration and partnership, the World Organisation of the Scout Movement selected Scouts Canada, Asociación de Scouts de México and the Boy Scouts of America to co-host the 2019 World Scout Jamboree. The youth bid team, known as the Dream Team, chose ‘Unlock a New World’ as the event theme to highlight the new adventures, cultures and friendships that will be shared by Scouts from around the world during this 12-day event. The 2019 World Scout Jamboree will include a wide variety of outdoor adventure activities in a camping environment at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, the most advanced adventure facility for youth in the world. Participants may choose from nearly 50 ‘wild and wonderful’ adventures such as whitewater rafting, zip lining, rock climbing, skateboarding and mountain biking.
Rover Scout Randi Hathnagoda
This international event offers an inviting atmosphere of mutual respect and understanding, and fosters social interaction and engagement among Scouts from different cultures. It will be a hub of excitement and activity. Here, National Scout Organisations are encouraged to highlight their culture and demonstrate the uniqueness of their countries. Scouts will explore the different cultures and how what makes us different can actually draw us together. Additionally, programming throughout the Jamboree will incorporate an emphasis on cross-cultural respect and engagement, as well as gender equality. 

More information about the 2019 World Scout Jamboree could be found at

Other Video URL
24th WSJ Official Song -
24th World Scout Jamboree - 2019 -
Closing Ceremony of 24th World Scout Jamboree  -
24th World Scout Jamboree Official Song - Highlights -

Next Video soon - Our Scouts are meeting with Scouts from around World taking part in activities together. -

#ScoutJamboree Cultural Day Celebration where #Scouts showed their force behind international unity and understanding.


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