By Clinton Christiansen
THUNDER BAY – On July 22 to August 2nd, 2019 five local scouts from Thunder Bay and surrounding area will participate in the 24th World Scout Jamboree in Summit Betchel Scout Reserve in West Virginia, USA.
Unlike the Canadian Jamboree in 1997 hosted in Thunder Bay at Boulevard Lake, the World Scout Jamboree will be much larger! Scouts from across the globe will experience many extreme adventures including white water rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, zip-lining and more.
The World Scout Jamboree is a gathering of Scouts and Guides from over 150 countries from most of the 165 National Scouting Organizations (NSOs) around the world, taking place every four years. The event itself offers a unique international experience with opportunities to meet Scouts from around the world, take part in exciting activities and have an amazing adventure. This amazing event affects the lives of all who attend – they enter as Scout youth and emerge as leaders, citizens of the world, stewards of the planet Earth, ambassadors for their country, and are forever changed by the experience.
The World Scout Jamboree will be hosted by all North America scouting organizations including Scouts Canada, Boy Scouts of America, and Scouts of Mexico. Each hosting organization will offer a little taste of each North America country to over 150 scouting countries from all across the world.
The site of the jamboree (Summit Bechtel Reserve) is comprised of more than 14,000 acres of beautiful forested mountains adjacent to more than 70,000 acres of national park in the scenic New River Gorge area of West Virginia.
The exciting, well-rounded program for WSJ19 will focus on five core values: Adventure, Service, Sustainability, and Leadership and Friendship.
If you wish to help donate to help get these five youth attending this one in a lifetime opportunity, please contact Clinton Christiansen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 807-630-7616.