In just five months, more than 30,000 Scouts and leaders from 161 countries around the world will converge on Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi, Japan, for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree.
The registration deadline is fast approaching — you have until March 21, 2015, to submit your World Scout Jamboree application.
If you’re still on the fence, consider this:
• The Welcome the World Project will create ties between our Scouts and local Scout groups in Japan. They may communicate on the Internet or exchange letters, launch a project together, or visit one another.
• The Global Development Village will be an on-site module program to raise awareness of global issues such as peace, the environment, development, human rights, and health among participants.
• City of Science will be a one-day program in Kirara-hama. It will deepen the understanding of advances in science and technology, and the benefits and problems associated with science.
• Water activities such as sailing, wind surfing, snorkeling, rafting, and fishing will be carried out on lakes, rivers, or the nearby coast.
In short, the event will provide opportunities to raise awareness about global issues, explore the environment, participate in community service, make friends from around the world and deepen understanding of developments in science and technology.