In the summer of 2015, Japan will be welcoming 30 000 Scouts from all over the world to the 23rd World Scout Jamboree.
The World Scout Jamboree is the largest regular event organised by the Scout Movement, and takes place every four years. It is above all an educational event to promote peace and understanding. The World Scout Jamboree includes a wide variety of activities and also places great importance on the everyday life and interaction on the campsite.
“WA: a Spirit of Unity” is the theme for the Jamboree. The Kanji Character “和” (WA) embraces many meanings such as unity, harmony, cooperation, friendship and peace. WA also represents Japan and its culture. This jamboree will gather from all corners of the world young people that will be sharing ideas, looking for new friendships. It will help them learn about different traditions, new technologies and take care of the Nature. After this unique experience, the scouts will go home as messengers of peace and with harmony in their hearts.
The 23rd World Scout Jamboree will offer a wide choice of attractive programmes. Through these programmes, Scouts will be able to experience the distinctive attributes of each participating country and territory. And this experience will enable Scouts to develop physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially, and spiritually in the spirit of the Scout Movement as they advance toward their ultimate goal of “Creating a Better World.”
The Jamboree Programme, running from the Opening Ceremony on the evening of the 29th of July 2015 until the Closing Ceremony on the evening of the 7th of August, will consist of Module Activities and Sub Camp Life. It will be a great opportunity for Scouts to make friends with their counterparts from all over the world. The theme of “WA: a Spirit of Unity” and the three concepts, “Energy”, “Innovation” and “Harmony”, associated with the Jamboree programme reflect specific educational objectives.
Organization of Bulgarian scouts will participate in the 23rd World scout jamboree in Japan. The event will be held between 26th July – 8th August 2015. Organized every 4 years and with more than 40000 youth participants each time, the event can easily be compared to the Olympic Games.
With the slogan “A spirit of unity” the jamboree will be a two-week combination of challenging trainings about cultural diversity, tolerance and understanding, As 2015 is the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of cities in Japan, a Peace Memorial Ceremony in Hiroshima will be held during the camp. Bulgarian scouts would like to represent Bulgaria in this international event.
Of course, in order to represent Bulgaria in this world event, they need partners who believe in the future of the Bulgarian youth and are ready to support them. They make request to everyone who is willing to help because they believe that your values align with the Scouting values gathered in the Scout Law and their slogan Be Prepared.
Organisation of Bulgarian Scouts need your help! We from Nippon Heaven stand behind this idea and gladly decided to share their message. They made a campaign to raise the sum, needed for tickets and equipment.