Discover what happened at the 22nd World Scout Jamboree in Sweden
The 22nd World Scout Jamboree is officially closed! The Jamboree ended with a spectacular Closing Ceremony on the theme Solidarity. The Ceremony took place on the new stage, with views from every side.
His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden visited the World Scout Jamboree on Friday. Visibly impressed with the Jamboree and its organisation, the King toured the campsite, had lunch at the Dining Hall, climbed the Jamboree tower and of course spoke to the Scouts attending the Jamboree.
The Cultural Festival Day is an all day event where everyone can meet and share their cultures. Participants and their host friends from Camp in Camp had chance to take part in the food festival, get together and perform on a stage or just take the opportunity to meet new friends at the Fika meeting.
University professor chairing academic gathering in short trousers – have you seen one so far? That is what exactly happened today at the World Scout Jamboree. Dr Eduard Vallory, Director General of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and autor of the research “ Global Citizenship Education: Study of the ideological bases, historical development, international dimension, and values and practices of World Scouting” facilitated the Academic Day and Reception in a T-shirt and short trousers – quite unusual for an academic. But not for a Scout, certainly.
In a unique activity, two representatives from 67 of the contingents to the World Scout Jamboree were taken into Kristianstad and the Regional Parliament of Scania for a simulated United Nations session on Climate change. Based on already prepared position papers from the different countries, the Scouts discussed, negotiated, drafted resolutions and voted upon amendments with unfaltering enthusiasm and dedication.
The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), in partnership with the Swedish Guide and Scout Council (Scouterna) organized a one-day Conference on Keeping Children Safe From Harm on the 1st of August 2011 at the backdrop of the 22nd World Scout Jamboree in Sweden.
Promotion of the SCENES network is running full speed at the Jamboree in Sweden. We are only half way through the camp and already more than a thousand scouts have stopped by and tried our different activities.
What would the world be like if designed by Scouts? If you could let your imagine go wild and bring a new species to life, what would it look like? How can we make a difference in our home societies so that we live in a more harmonious world for people and nature?
These are some of the questions being explored by Scouts at workshops being ran by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) as part of the Global Development Village (GDV) at the 22nd World Scout Jamboree in Sweden.
The Jamboree’s amateur radio station SJ22S has been in contact with 107 different countries around the world, spreading the Jamboree atmosphere to Scouts and others anywhere around the globe. Several hundred participants and IST have already enjoyed the electronic workshops at the station and obtained their Jamboree radio badge.