Over 4,000 Scouts gather at the first World Jamboree for Ethnic Chinese Scouts
1. Jan 2009
Amidst the beautiful display of fireworks and aboriginal dance, Scouts of China's Cub Scouts choir inaugurated the first World Jamboree for Ethnic Chinese Scouts on 4th July 2009 at the scenic Wusanto Reservior in Tainan City, south of Taiwan.
Gathering more than 4,000 participants including over 400 overseas Scouts from 11 countries, the jamboree was organized to further strengthen unity among Chinese Scouts. The largest overseas contingent was from the Philippines with boy Scouts and girl Scouts from Chiang Kai Shek College.
As July is a summer season in this country, Scouts enjoyed immensely their stay in the Jamboree campsite which provided them the opportunity to experience new adventures.
They had a wide range of activities divided into four key programme areas: culture activities, Scouting skills, sports and environmental protection.
Scouts do not only enjoyed the fun of learning new things but making new friends as encouraged by the Vice-Minister of Education, in his remarks at the inauguration ceremony.
Chairman and Chief Commissioner Dr Chao, Shaou-Po declared the seven-day jamboree opened, filled with activities centered on environment protection and preservation.
World Scouting community was represented by World Scout Committee member Eric Khoo, Regional Scout Committee member Prakorb Mukura, former World Scout Committee member Dr Kao, Anthony Chan and Alexandor Wong from Hong Kong and Regional Director Abdullah Rasheed.