Seventy-three scouts represent SL at World Scout Jamboree in Japan

Seventy-three scouts represent SL at World Scout Jamboree in Japan

Written by Tharushan Fernando

29 Jul, 2015 | 9:15 pm

The 23rd World Scout Jamboree mondial commenced in Yamaguchi, Japan 0n Wednesday, July 29.

The World Scout Jamboree is an official educational event of the World Organization of the Scout Movement where around 27,000 scouts aged between 14-17 from 140 countries tale part in this event held under the theme “A spirit of Unity.”

The Sri Lankan contingent at the event comprises 73 scouts and six officials together with 23 representatives from international services.

Scott Teare, secretary general of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, added that the theme of this world Jamboree is “unity.”  He added: Someone once asked me how am to going to promote unity. When you get 30-35,000 scouts around the world there is no need of a plan to promote unity, just because of the fact that they are together here and they learn about each other’s cultures and differences.

He further added that if there is going to be peace in the world it is because scouts are seated down together to make the peace happen.

The Jamboree site is located on 286-hectare newly-built tented city in Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi. For the next 12 days, around 34,000 Scouts and leaders from more than 140 countries and territories will be neighbours with one another, bringing different parts of the world’s cultures, religions and views to each other’s doorstep.

 

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