Mecklenburg County Council News

2015 World Scout Jamboree: Boy Scouts, Venturers, Staff & Leaders Can Register Online

Posted: 01/17/2014
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In 2015, 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 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. The World Jamboree is a unique opportunity for participants to experience an exciting program of activities, including: Global Development Village, City of Science, Crossroads of Culture, and the Peace Program.
 
When: July 28 - August 8, 2015
Where: Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan
 
The recruitment of BSA youth participants has begun in earnest.  All youth must be 14 to 17 years old.  Youth birthdays must fall between July 27, 1997 and July 28, 2001 to be eligible.  Boy Scouts and Venturers (male and female) may attend.
 
The cost for unit participants is $5,750.  This includes airfare, duffel bag, day pack, and Jamboree fees. The airfare is from the home airport of the participant.
 
More information about the WSJ is available at these links:
 
2015 World Jamboree site at http://www.23wsj.jp/
 
Online registration for Scouts, Venturers, Jamboree staff (IST or International Service Team) and Unit leaders.
 
Download: 2015 World Scout Jamboree Brochure
 
Questions about the 2015 World Jamboree may be sent to worldscoutjamboree@scouting.org or call 972-580-2489

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