30 June 2016

The world scout jamboree took place in Kirarahama Yamaguchi in western Japan from the 28th July to 8th august 2015. It was attended by over 33,000 scouts and a team of almost 8,000 service members. I spent about 2 and a half weeks experiencing Japan and I got to stay with a Japanese family for a few days to experience everyday life in Japan. We then went up to Yamaguchi for the camp where we got to meet people from around the world, trading badges, doing different activities like; hikes, nature and beach days as well as a trip to the Hiroshima peace memorial site. I thoroughly enjoyed this experience, it was a real eye opener and would love to do it again. After the camp we spent a few days in Tokyo where we visited an earthquake centre as well as the Tokyo sky tree where we got to go to the main viewing deck. If you would like to experience something like this you could have some of the participants to run an evening for your scout group, or you can go to the next one in 2019 in America.