World Scout Jamboree 2015

World Scout Jamboree 2015

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World Scout Jamboree 2015

In 2015, 30,000 Scouts from 162 countries will converge on Kirara-hama, Japan, the venue for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree.

The theme of the Jamboree will be ‘Wa’, which has many meanings including harmony, unity, friendship and peace. ‘Wa’ also stands for Japan.

The Jamboree will run from Tuesday 28 July to Saturday 8 August 2015 and take place in Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.

The UK Contingent is made up 3,000 Scouts and Guides from all over the UK.  There are 63 Units made up of 36 participants aged 14 to 18 and four adult leaders. There will also be a number of supporting adults including more than 300 members of the International Service Team.

Between now and July 2015 they will preparing for this adventure of a lifetime, including by learning about Japananese culture and international Scouting. They will also be holding hundreds of different events to raise the funds to attend.

Two Scouts from the Beverley & Hornsea District – Luke Watson; who is a member of the Hornsea Branch of the Beverley & Hornsea District Explorers & Ged Killen from 5th Beverley (Wesley) Scouts have been selected to attend this event.

This section of the website will follow their preparations and fundraising efforts; building to the full story of their Japanese adventure.

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