A contingent of 28 scouts who will be participating in the World Jamboree in Japan called on President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca yesterday, two days before their departure.

The contingent is made up of three Contingent Management Team members, three Unit leaders and 22 participants.

The President said she was proud of The Scout Association of Malta and wished the participants and leaders a fruitful World Scout Jamboree experience.

The World Scout Jamboree is organised by the World Organization of the Scout Movement every four years, and is attended by tens of thousands of Scouts from around the world, aged 14 to 17.

This year, the jamboree will be held in Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi City, in the western part of Japan facing the calm Seto Inland Sea. It exemplifies many aspects of contemporary Japan such as modern city, beautiful nature, traditional performing arts, old buildings as well as modern industries.

The jamboree is an opportunity for participants to experience a quality Scouting programme based on the definition, purpose, principles, and needs of young people, as well as the Scout Method, the Scout Association said.

Participants will develop physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially and spiritually through a large-scale camping experience in an international environment supported by adults.

The Jamboree programme will include module activities, subcamp life, interaction and exchange with scouts gathered from all around the world, with the essence of the theme. During the Jamboree, participants will be taking part in themed activities such as the Global Development Village, Hiroshima Peace Memorial and the Nagasaki Peace Forum.

Photos: Gianluca Agius.



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