Every four years a different country hosts the World Scout Jamboree (WSJ). The WSJ is the largest event organised by the Scout Movement, with up to 40,00 people attending from all over the world!
The WSJ is a non-formal educational event for young people, to promote peace and understanding through a wide variety of activities and interaction.
The last Jamboree took place in Japan 2015, and saw 35,000 Scouts join together. The UK was the second biggest contingent attending, with over 4,000 young people and adult volunteers experiencing Japan.
Three of Spelthorne’s Jamboree participants were guest speakers at a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Ashford.
Their video and talk on their experiences in Japan was a real hit with the members and proved to be a tremendous advert for Scouting.
Members were eager to ask questions and to view the huge array of badges etc. that had been amassed at the Jamboree.
Following the talk Beth, Hannah and Harrison presented the club with a framed memento of the trip in thanks for the financial support they had provided.
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