So, what is a World Scout Jamboree?
A World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) is a gathering of Scouts, internationally, to foster a worldwide brotherhood, and to help young Scouts in the movement learn about other nations by direct interaction.
The first WSJ was held in 1920 by the United Kingdom and was attended by 34 nations and 8,000 Scouts; this event was where Lord Baden-Powell was awarded the title of: “Chief Scout of the World”.
The next WSJ is to be held between the 28th of July and the 8th of August, 2015; I have been lucky enough to have been selected to attend this vast event, which will be attended by more countries than the 2012 Olympic Games!
Over the coming weeks, I should be able to post details about the adventure on this website, including my experience of staying with a Japanese family and visiting Hiroshima. Stay tuned!