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World Scout Jamboree

In this centenary year, the 21st World Scout Jamboree was held at Hylands Park Chelmsford, Essex from 27th July to 8th August 2007.

40,000 Scouts camped, lived and worked together for twelve unforgettable days of celebration and international friendship.

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UK Unit No 76, named the Clyde Unit, was a joint Scout / Guide Unit consisting of a total of 29 Scouts and 7 Guides drawn from Scouts from Renfrew & Inverclyde, Dunbartonshire, and Argyll & Bute. The Unit Leader was Peter Bennett assisted by Anil Chundoo, Sheila Tait and Wilma Carroll. 17 Inverclyde Scouts took part.

The total UK Contingent was the biggest ever. Around 4,000 youths and Leaders attended the 21st World Jamboree.

Young people had the opportunity to find out about each other’s cultures and faiths; to share skills and face up to some of the biggest issues facing the world today. There was practical projects too – working with local people around the Jamboree site to make a lasting difference to the local environment, and improving quality of life.

World Scout Jamborees takes place only every four years. The last time the UK hosted the event was in Sutton Coldfield in 1957, at the time of Scouting’s 50th anniversary. At that time. a strong local contingent was present.

We are delighted that the UK – as the founding nation of the World Scout Movement was chosen as the host for its Centenary. As well as 40,000 Scouts, it was expected that there would be some 100,000 day visitors. The eyes of the world was on Hylands Park and the surrounding area for these incredible days.

The aim/ objective the World Scout Jamboree is:-

To promote a message of international friendship, cultural understanding; to celebrate 100 years of adventure. The theme of the 21st World Scout Jamboree in 2007 is ‘One World One Promise’ – which captures the aspirations and hopes of young people for the future.

Click on the image below and view a selection of photographs taken over the days.

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Bob and Eunice Lynch paid a short visit. Click on the bottom image and see their day