Scouts among 3,000 from UK heading to Japan for jamboree
group of Scouts from Burnham-On-Sea will be among 3,000 young
people and adult volunteers from across the UK joining 30,000
youngsters at the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan this summer.
event will see Scouts from across the world coming together in
a traditional environment with Japanese Scouts and their families,
gaining a greater understanding of Japanese culture.
World Scout Jamboree will be held in Kirara-hama from 28th July
until 8th August 2015.
will be staying in Oita Prefecture, which is famous for its hot
springs and has over a million people living across 14 cities.
The city Oita is twinned with Bath in North East Somerset, and
this is one of the reasons the Scouts from Somerset are heading
of the elements of the trip will be 'Home Hospitality', where
the Scouts will live with Japanese families and immerse themselves
in local life.
the four days that the Scouts will spend with families, gain experience
of day-to-day Japanese life including meal times, socialising
and house traditions.
of the Scouts will stay with a different family in the same area
and therefore will have differing experiences depending on the
family traditions and what they plan to show them during their
time with the family.
Cash, one of the leader, said: "This will be an amazing opportunity
for the young people to experience Japanese life, something they
will remember forever. It will be a challenging adventure where
they will make new friends from the other side of the world."
Chatburn, UK Contingent Leader for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree,
said: "The World Scout Jamboree changes the lives of the
young people and adults that attend. Home Hospitality is a unique
opportunity to taste Japanese life and develop an understanding
of a different culture and way of life."