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PostSubject: 21st WSJ UK   Sun 10 Aug 2008, 15:54

The 21st World Jamboree was held in July and August 2007, and formed a part of the Scouting 2007 Centenary celebrations of the World Scout Movement. The event was hosted by the United Kingdom, as 2007 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of Scouting on Brownsea Island.
The event was held for 12 days between the 27th of July and the 8th of August, in Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex. This site was selected because of the easy access to air and sea transport, and it is also near Gilwell Park, an important campsite and training centre for Scout Leaders.
Over 38,000 Scouts and leaders from 158 countries which have a recognised National Scout Organization (recognition is conferred by membership in the World Organization of the Scout Movement) camped for the event, while over 50,000 others attended for day visits. There were also over 8600 members of the International Service Team who also came from all over the world.

Theme :

Each Jamboree has a theme, and the 2007 Jamboree's is "One World, One Promise". This motto is incorporated on the Centenary badge and is available in the local language of all Scouting organisations who are members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. This motto is also included in the lyrics of the Jambo Song

Factfiles :
  • Between midnight on Thursday 26th and midnight on Friday 27th one coach arrived at Hylands Park every two minutes on average.
  • One roll of toilet paper was used up every minute.
  • More countries took part in the 21st World Scout Jamboree than in the most recent Olympic Games.
  • Over 100,000kg of meat was eaten during the course of the event.
  • Approximately 90 tankers of toiletry waste were taken away from the site every day.
    Several activities in the 21st World Scout Jamboree attempted to break a Guinness World Record, this includes successfully launching 1032 model rockets at the same time, taking 500 kayaks into the water on the opening day and 384 pairs dancing a Polish national dance. Nevertheless, on 7 August 2007 at 19:30, Scouting was officially declared and certified by Scott Christie, record manager of the Guinness Book of World Records, as the largest youth organisation in the world.

    Subcamps :

    Each hub contained four subcamps each consisting of 2,000 Scouts with its own programme of activities. Within the subcamps each troop had 36 participants. The four hubs were:

    • Tropical

      • Jungle
      • Lagoon
      • Mangrove
      • Rain forest

    • Ocean

      • Beach
      • Harbour
      • Fjord
      • Atoll

    • Desert

      • Oasis
      • Dune
      • Wadi
      • Tundra

    • Mountain

      • Volcano
      • Plateau
      • Glacier
      • Canyon

    The adult-only hub for IST members and other adults not affiliated with a Sub-camp or participant unit and has own programme of activities at first time:

    • Island

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