World Jamboree - Japan - 2015

Our four Scouts from Southport District, Sam, Adam, Robert and Max have just set off on their adventure to the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Kirara-hama, Japan.
They will be joining 30,000 Scouts from almost every country in the world who, for 16 days will live together, experience each other’s cultures, take part in activities and have an amazing adventure on the site in Yamaguchi City.
Part of the programme will include a visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park to mark the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings.
Another aspect of the Jamboree is the home hospitality program (known as HoHo), where they will stay with Scouting families in Gifu for 3 days. This will give them an opportunity to learn about culture, customs and way of life for Scouts in Japan.
To conclude their journey they will visit Tokyo, Japan’s bustling capital. They will visit the Earthquake Centre and embark on a journey up the tallest tower in the world, Sky Tree.
More information about their exciting opportunity can be found at www.23wsj.jp and we look forward to hearing about their experiences when they return.