Chingford District Scouts
World Scout Jamboree 2015

© Chingford District Scouts - WSJ Fundraising Group 2014

The Jamboree

Hiroshima Peace Programme

Crossroads of Culture

City of Science

Global Development Village

This is a one day off-site programme to Hiroshima that will provide opportunity for all the participants to learn from the events of 1945. Participants will visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and the Peace Museum giving Scouts the opportunity to learn about the value and meaning of Hiroshima’s ongoing peace programme. CRC will promote the exchange of cultures and respect for the differences in cultures amongst participants. The programme will aim at deepening the cultural understanding of Japan ranging from traditions to popular culture. GDV will be an on-site programme activity, which raises awareness of global issues such as peace, the environment, development, human rights and health. As the jamboree will be held in Japan, GDV main focus will be on disaster mitigation.   The GDV programme will be distributed to the world as pre-event materials, as well as being part of the Join-in-Jamboree programme. COS is a one-day activity that aims to deepen the understanding of advances in science and technology including the benefits and issues associated with science. This programme provides a platform for learning about the development of fuel cells and other energy sources for the future, ecological problems, robotics and automotive technologies.

Community Projects

This is a one day activity during which participants will look at differences in communities across the globe. They will experience the real Japan by working with the local people to make improvements to the area surrounding the jamboree site. Participants will be able to experience the real Japan by working with local people.

Exploring Nature

This part of the programme will focus on participants gaining a deeper understanding of the surrounding nature and the appreciation and consideration for the environment we all live in.

Mimasu Tokyo

This means ‘to see Tokyo’.This time will be spent exploring the capital city, using the transport system, seeing the sights and eating Japanese food.  Mimasu Tokyo will offer a mixture of both programmed activity and some free time for participants to explore the city within smaller groups.  This exciting and varied programme will consist of cultural, traditional and sporting activities unique to Japan.

Water Activities

No jamboree is complete without water activities.  These will include water based activities on offer for participants, these include sailing, wind surfing, snorkeling, rafting and fishing.

Home Hospitality

This is an exciting opportunity for participants to live with Japanese families and see first-hand how they live, work and socialise. Participants will stay in pairs with Japanese Scouting families and will learn about the day to day life of young people in Japan, celebrating their similarities and differences and often creating friendships, spanning the globe.  HoHo is the ultimate cultural crossover that also offers a great opportunity to understand other cultures and to make friends from around the world.

Peace Memorial Ceremony

As 2015 is the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of cities in Japan, the Scouts of Japan  are exploring the possibility to representative Scouts, possibly one from each national Scout organisation, to attend the Peace Memorial Ceremony in Hiroshima.

What is a World Scout Jamboree?

What's special about it?

Where will it happen?

What is the theme of the jamboree?

Who will be going?

Why do we need to fundraise?

What is a World Scout Jamboree?

A World Scout Jamboree is a gathering of tens of thousands of Scouts and Guides from almost every country in the world. For ten days they will live together, experience each others’ cultures, take part in exciting activities and have an amazing adventure.

This World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) will become the centre of the Scouting world for three mind-blowing weeks in the summer of 2015. The event comes around every four years, making it all the more special. Jamborees are inspiring, life-changing, mesmerizing, exhilarating, challenging... and more. Each one is different but they always include the feeling of being part of a world family.

Where will it happen?

The Jamboree itself will take place in Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi City, Japan. The scouts will also have the opportunity to visit Hiroshima for a unique ‘Peace Programme’, the chance to experience the excitement of Tokyo as well as find out about modern Japanese culture first hand through the special Home Hospitality arranged with local scouting families.

What is the theme of the jamboree?

The theme of the jamboree will be 'Wa' meaning harmony, unity, friendship and peace allowing a ‘spirit of unity’ to share others’ cultures and faiths, take part in adventurous activities and grow as global citizens to tackle world issues.

Who will be going?

The UK is sending a large Contingent to Japan with over 3,500 members attending as participants, Unit Leaders, International Service Team (IST) and  Jamboree Planning Team (JPT).

The UK Contingent is not just made up of Scouts from the UK. The Scout Association’s Solidarity Project will enable three Patrols (comprising nine young people and one leader) from other countries to attend the Jamboree and join Units from the UK. Without our help, these Scouts would not be able to go. The three countries we will be supporting have not yet been announced by The Scout Association but in 2011 the UK Contingent supported Sierra Leone, Armenia and Papua New Guinea.

Each scout has to raise over £3,300 to be able to go. Our local scouts are not rich kids and need all the help and support you can give them to reach this target.

A portion of  each UK participant’s fee goes towards helping the solidarity patrols being sponsored by the UK Contingent as well as developing countries being supported by the home nation organisers. So, not only does the money we raise go towards sending the individual and team to Japan for a life changing experience, it also helps countries not as fortunate as ourselves experience the same adventure.

Fundraising is also a very important part of the experience. Not only does it help with the cost of the adventure, it is a great way for the participants to start working as a team. It helps promote team building, creative thinking, event planning and effective communication.

Please do whatever you can to help by supporting our events and helping to spread the word to others. Thank you!

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