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Scouts selected to represent the Island at the World Scout Jamboree

Posted on November 5th, 2017 by admin

After a rigorous selection process, in rather damp conditions, the nine Scouts who will represent the Isle of Man at the World Scout Jamboree in 2019 have been selected.

The nine Scouts will represent the Island, led by Island leader Alex Armstrong, at this major international event that will see between 30,000 and 50,000 Scouts and Leaders from over 150 different countries gather for two weeks of international bonding, promoting friendship, sustainability and adventure. The Jamboree aims to unite the world’s young people to promote peace, mutual understanding and respect in a warmly embracing Scouting experience.

The Scouts now have 18 months of hard work o train, meet the rest of their unit from he UK and fund raise for the event.

Pictured are Archie W, David C, Matthew R, Vannin C, Ethan Q, Alex (Unit Leader), Tom B, Conor C, Izzy C and Amy G.

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23rd World Scout Jamboree Presentation

Posted on November 15th, 2015 by admin

If you weren’t at the Japan World Jamboree presentation Saturday night at 2nd Onchan you definitely missed out. Matthew, Mark and Isla gave a great presentation on their adventures at the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan. The evening included this video produced by Mark on their experiences.

The evening included Japanese food including sushi and a display of their gear, badges and souvenirs.

It was a fantastic evening and a big congratulations to the Manx contingent and to Ash for almost 3 years of hard work by all of you.

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23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan – 2015

Posted on July 28th, 2015 by admin

 

…and the end of the 23rd World Scout Jamboree.
Tomorrow, off to Tokyo.

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Scouts from the Isle of Man Jet Off for a cultural Adventure of a Lifetime

Posted on July 26th, 2015 by admin
The Manx contingent set off at the Sea Terminal

The Manx contingent set off at the Sea Terminal

3 Scouts from the Isle of Man have arrived at Manchester to fly off to the World Scout Jamboree in Japan. The Manx Scouts left the island yesterday from the Sea Terminal and now will join 4,000 other Scouts from across the UK and 30,000 others from nearly every country in the world for two weeks of activities, fun and making new friends in the most truly international event on the planet.

The Manx Scouts are flying to Tokyo then will be visiting the homes of other Scouts in Gifu Province before they travel to the Jamboree site near Yamaguchi City in the South of Japan by Bullet Train.

As well as being a fantastic opportunity for young people, the event is an amazing chance for adult volunteers to take part in activities and learn new skills that they can use in other aspects of their life.

The World Scout Jamboree will include seven days of activities, with modules based around global development, Peace programme (based at Hiroshima) Exploring natures, crossroads of culture and city of science (COS)  The COS programme, will deepen the understanding of advances in science and technology and the benefits and problems associated with science. This programme provides a venue for learning about the development of fuel cells and other energy sources for the future, ecological problems, and robotics and automotive technologies.

Lined up at the Steam Packet

Lined up at the Steam Packet

Mark O’Connor (15) from Onchan said “We’ve been preparing for this for 20 months! I have been counting down the days and the day is finally here. The people I am going with have become my closest friends and I can’t wait to make friend with Scouts from all over the world!”

Isla Boyles (17) from Cregneash added “Even though we have to travel over 20 hours, I’m really excited. I’ve arranged to meet scouting friends from Ireland and Wales, but I’m most looking forward to making new friends from across the world.”

Chief Scout, Bear Grylls 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.”

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23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan – 2015 – Before arriving at Jamboree site

Posted on July 25th, 2015 by admin

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Just a Over a Week Before the World Scout Jamboree in Japan

Posted on July 14th, 2015 by admin

Three Explorer Scouts from the Isle of Man will soon be off to the Japan for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree. From left to right are Isla Boyles, Mark O’Conner and Matthew Moore.

Countdown nears its end for Scouts from the Isle of Man heading to The World Scout Jamboree

Across the planet Scouts, from nearly every country and territory are busy preparing for their trip to the 23rd World Scout Jamboree. Amongst them are 3 Scouts from the Isle of Man who have spent the last 20 months planning, raising funds and training to take part in the greatest adventure of their lifetime, the World Scout Jamboree which takes place this summer in Japan.

With now just a couple of weeks to go the excitement is building. Scout leader Julian Ashford from 2nd Onchan said “Preparing for this World Scout Jamboree has been a true journey. There has been a lot planning and hard work. We have had several training camps where the young people from all over Merseyside and the Isle of Man have joined together to become a comprehensive team. Already they have discovered new friends and have shared new experiences. The anticipation is growing and when we get to Japan I just know it will be 100 times better. I’ve done some pretty fantastic things with Scouts since I became a volunteer, including my first Jamboree, but this may top the lot.”

Chief Scout, Bear Grylls 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.”

Between the opening and closing ceremonies, participants will have the opportunity to take part in literally hundreds of activities focused on discovering new cultures, the environment, sustainable development and global development issues.

Taking a break from the vibrant main Jamboree site with its 30,000 participants the Isle of Man group will also take part in a moving visit to the Peace Park in the Centre of Hiroshima. This part of the Jamboree programme will take Scouts in mixed groups from almost every nation on earth to experience the solemn and reflective atmosphere created in the Peace Park.

Explorer Scout Matthew Moore from Ramsey said “This is a real opportunity for me to meet other young people from all over the world, to discover things about their culture and traditions and have fun with them. I just can’t wait to get there.”

The Scouts from the Isle of Man will be visiting the homes of other Scouts in Gifu Province before continuing onto the Jamboree.  The World Scout Jamboree runs until 8th August and the Scouts will be returning to the island on 13th August.

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