World Scout Jamboree
The World Scout Jamboree is the largest regular event organised by the Scout Movement.
It takes place every four years in a different country. It is above all an educational event to promote peace and understanding among young people all over the world.
Like any Scout event, the World Scout Jamboree offers Participants a programme that enables them to develop all facets of their character. The programme proposes a wide variety of activities and also places great importance on the way the young people take part, by offering them interaction and real participation in everyday life on their campsite.
The first World Scout Jamboree took place in England in 1920 and since then 20 such events have been held. The United Kingdom hosted the 21st World Scout Jamboree in 2007, under the theme “One World One Promise”. The next World Scout Jamboree will be held in Sweden in 2011 and will based on the theme "Simply Scouting".
The 22nd World Scout Jamboree took take place from 27 July to 7 August 2011 in Kristianstad, Sweden. With over 40,000 Scouts from 146 countries in attendance, this was the biggest World Scout Jamboree in the history of World Scouting.
The 21st World Scout Jamboree brought together some 28,000 young people – girls and boys, aged between 14 and 17 – and 12,000 adult leaders from more than 150 countries.
It took place from 27 July to 8 August 2007 at Hylands Park, Chelmsford, 50 kilometres to the north-east of London. The 21st World Scout Jamboree was part of the world centenary celebrations of Scouting.
Scouting’s Founder, Lord Robert Baden-Powell planned to hold a special event to bring together Scouts of all nationalities, and to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the camp on Brownsea Island.