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1 23rd World Scout Jamboree Japan 2015
Introducing the UK Contingent

2 The UK Contingent 2,680 Participants and Unit Leaders
67 Units (36yp + 4 leaders) 300 International Service Team 26 Contingent Support Team 10 Contingent Management Team 2 FTE members of staff Young people will need be born between 28 July 1997 – 27 July 2001 to be eligible to be a participant. From the UK Contingent website: To be eligible to be a participant at the 23rd WSJ you must be born between 28 July 1997 and 27 July These age ranges are set by the World Organisation of the Scout Movement and are not flexible. If you are younger than this age bracket then you will have an opportunity to attend the 24th WSJ in North America. If you are older on the given date you are able to apply to become a member of the IST, CST or a Unit Leader.

3 The Challenge 3,000 People to Japan Homestays across Japan
Travelling at Japanese Peak Holiday time A meaningful Japanese Experience

4 UK Contingent Programme
Arrive Tokyo from UK Mimasu Tokyo/ HoHo Japan 23rd World Scout Jamboree: 28th July- 8th August Days HoHo Japan/ Mimasu Tokyo Return to UK

5 Jamboree Site Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan
Coordinates: N 34°01’ , E131°23’ Altitude: 2.7m m Avg. Rainfall: 4.1mm / day

6 Climate Hot and Humid! Average day time temperature: 30°C
Average night time temperature: 25°C

7 Jamboree Programme

8 Peace Programme Peace Programme
A one-day off-site programme to Hiroshima will provide the opportunity for all participants to learn from the events of Participants may visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park including the museum. Peace Memorial Ceremony As 2015 is the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of cities in Japan, we are creating the possibility for representative Scouts - possibly one from each NSOs - to attend the Peace Memorial Ceremony in Hiroshima.

9 Global Development Village
Global Development Village (GDV) GDV will be an on-site module programme, which tries to raise awareness of global issues such as peace, the environment, development, human rights and health among participants. As the 23WSJ will be held in Japan, GDV will focus on disaster mitigation. We will ask for active involvement of the UN agencies, NGOs and NPOs.

10 Exploring nature Exploring Nature
A full day programme that will foster better understanding of the surrounding nature to bring appreciation to the environment. This programme will be held in Yamaguchi City where the Kirara-hama is.

11 Cross roads of culture Cross Road of Culture (CRC)
CRC will be an activity to promote the exchange of cultures, and learn respect for the cultures amongst participants. Also in the CRC programme, we will try to have a programme aimed at deepening the cultural understanding of Japan from traditional culture to pop culture among the participants.

12 City of science City of Science (COS)
COS, which will be one-day programme in Kirara-hama, which will deepen the understanding of advances in science and technology and the benefits and problems associated with science. This programme provides a venue for learning about the development of fuel cells and other energy sources for the future, ecological problems, and robotics and automotive technologies.

13 Community projects Community Services
There will be a day for community services. Participants can compare their own community to another community. This programme includes practical implementation of the “Reaching Out” strategy in the local community. Participants will be able to experience the real Japan by working with local people.

14 Water activities Water Activities
Water activities such as sailing, wind surfing, snorkelling, rafting and fishing will be carried out at lakes, rivers or the nearby coast.

15 Why Jamboree? Why do we support young people and adults to attend?
Personal development Experiencing other cultures Life skills Learning about the world and issues that affect other young people first hand Celebration of scouting, around the world

16 Selecting young people
YP should be able to make the most of this kind of experience able to get something out of it able to cope with the physical and mental intensity of it committed to training and fundraising but not necessarily the 'best Scout’ with all the badges. We’re keen to ensure that all young people who are of the correct age at the time of the Jamboree – are given an equal chance to apply to go to the Jamboree. The difference between a young 12 year old – who’ll have just turned 14 at the time of the Jamboree, and a mature 16 year old who’ll be almost 18 at the Jamboree – is massive.

17 Questions?


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