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2015 World Jamboree

Baden-Powell’s Vision

In 1916, Sir Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Scouting movement, knew what success looked like for the 10th anniversary of Scouting. It was the sight of thousands of youth gathered together to celebrate. The jamboree was born! In his words, “The secret of its growth lies in that indeterminate force which we only know as the ‘Scout Spirit,’ “ and grow it has!



23rd World Scout Jamboree

Tuesday, July 28 - Saturday, August 8, 2015


In 2015, more than 30,000 Scouts and leaders from 161 countries around the world will converge on Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi, Japan, for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree.

The event will provide opportunities to raise awareness about global issues, explore the environment, participate in community service, make friends from around the world, and deepen understanding of developments in science and technology. The world jamboree is a unique opportunity for participants to experience an exciting program of activities, including: Global Development Village, City of Science, Crossroads of Culture, and the Peace Program.

Participants will live and learn with fellow Scouts from around the world. They will be housed in tents along with the BSA contingent but will soon venture out to mingle with tens of thousands of people for two weeks of activities and adventure. That’s right, a world fellowship exercise on an enormous scale!

Visit the 2015 World Scout Jamboree website for more information.

The application for Scoutmaster positions is now available. Submit completed applications to Charles Goodwin, Area 6 2015 World Jamboree Chairperson, at doctroop236@gmail.com.  Interviews will be held on Saturday, February 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Miami Valley Council's Schiewetz Center in Dayton, OH.