World Scout Jamboree 2015

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From 28th July to 8th August, the entire contingent will join the rest of the jamboree contingents in Kira-Hama, Yamaguchi City. During the jamboree, participants will take part in a number of activities such as:

Peace Programme

This is a one day off-site programme to Hiroshima that will provide opportunity for all the participants to learn from the events of 1945. Participants will visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and the Peace Museum giving Scouts the opportunity to learn about the value and meaning of Hiroshima’s ongoing peace programme.bannerAs 2015 is the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of cities in Japan, the Scouts of Japan  are exploring the possibility to representative Scouts, possibly one from each national Scout organisation, to attend the Peace Memorial Ceremony in Hiroshima.

Global Development Village

GDV will be an on-site programme activity, which raises awareness of global issues such as peace, the environment, development, human rights and health. As the jamboree will be held in Japan, GDV main focus will be on disaster mitigation.   The GDV programme will be distributed to the world as pre-event materials, as well as being part of the Join-in-Jamboree programme.

Exploring Nature

This part of the programme will focus on participants gaining a deeper understanding of the surrounding nature and the appreciation and consideration for the environment we all live in.

Cross Road of Culture

Will promote the exchange of cultures and respect for the differences in cultures amongst participants. The programme will aim at deepening the cultural understanding of Japan ranging from traditions to popular culture.

City of Science

City of Science is a one-day activity that aims to deepen the understanding of advances in science and technology including the benefits and issues associated with science. This programme provides a platform for learning about the development of fuel cells and other energy sources for the future, ecological problems, robotics and automotive technologies.

Community Service

During this is a one day activity participants will look at differences in communities across the globe. They will experience the real Japan by working with the local people to make improvements to the area surrounding the jamboree site. Participants will be able to experience the real Japan by working with local people.

Water Activities

Cool down in the heat! No jamboree is complete without water activities.  These will include water based activities on offer for participants, these include sailing, wind surfing, snorkeling, rafting and fishing.


Remembering Hiroshima – 70 Years On

On August 6th, the Jamboree will stop & mark the 70th anniversary since the Hiroshima bomb was dropped. Two participants from each national contingent will travel to Hiroshima & take part in the peace ceremony, while the rest of the Jamboree will have a day of activities to learn from history and make a more peaceful world.hiroshimajapan banner

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