Stuart Wells
Explorers, Road to Japan, Scouts

Road to Japan – Introduction

15 April 2014

UK-Contingent-Logo_CMYK_smallThe World Scout Jamboree is a gathering of tens of thousands of Scouts and Guides from almost every country in the world who, for ten days live together, experience each others cultures, take part in exciting activities and have an amazing adventure.

The first World Scout Jamboree took place in London in 1920 and has continued since, always uniting Scouts and Guides with messages of peace and global understanding.

Between 28 July and 8 August 2015, 3,500 Scouts and Guides from across the UK will be joining others from around the world in Kirara-hama, Japan for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree.

The theme of the jamboree will be ‘Wa’ meaning harmony, unity, friendship and peace allowing a ‘spirit of unity’ to share others’ cultures and faiths, take part in adventurous activities and grow as global citizens to tackle world issues.

UK Scouts and Guides are currently preparing for the jamboree, forming friendships, fundraising and preparing so that when they return home, they will have developed skills and knowledge to act as global citizens keen positively affect their local communities and demonstrating commitment to Scouting and creating a better world.

Japan will differ from previous jamborees’. Some of the programme will be different.

This page will be regularly updated with news and information about the UK Contingent. You can also check out the event organisers’ official pages.

If you have any questions or queries that aren’t answered in the FAQ section then please get in touch on 0845 300 1818 or on email