2011 World Scout Jamboree

Across the planet Scouts, from nearly every country and territory attended the 22nd World Scout Jamboree. Amongst them are 81 Scouts from Surrey who have spent over 12 months planning, raising funds and training to take part in the greatest adventure of their lifetime, the World Scout Jamboree which took place in Kristianstad, Sweden.

The opening ceremony was on Thursday 28th July and was opened by Bear Grylls Chief Scout, Bear said: “While lots of people know that Scouting is all about adventure, they often don’t realise that adult volunteers get to do just as much as our young members through their involvement. The World Scout Jamboree is a great example of this. Over the course of the Jamboree Scouts will be able to meet people from around the world, take part in amazing adventures and experiences and be challenged to think about global issues in a new light. That is why Scouting is one of the greatest youth movement on earth and why I am so proud to be part of it.”

During the Jamboree King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden who is also the Chief Scout for Sweden visited the site and participated with the activities. The World Scout Jamboree ran until 7th August. The Scouts from Surrey are then visiting the homes of other Scouts in Switzerland and Finland before returning to the UK. Before the event the UK contingent visited Copenhagen to see the sites and across Sweden there was coverage in the local and National Papers. There were also several webcams covering the Jamboree Site throughout the event.