So that’s it then. I’ve just left the closing ceremony of the 21st World Scout Jamboree. Outside Jamboree HQ, in the arena, 40,000 young people and their Leaders are partying. We’ve handed the World Scout Flag on to Sweden, who’ll be hosting the next Jamboree in 2011; we’ve heard the Secretary General of the World
This picture was taken immediately after our last Heads of Contingent Meeting this morning. What an attractive collection of individuals!
It’s hard to believe that the Jamboree is nearly at an end. For ten days, we’ve been lucky enough to host 40,000 young people and their leaders at Hylands Park – and they really have had the most brilliant time. I’ve had a pretty amazing time too – This has been my fourth World Jamboree;
Another update from a sun baked field in Essex! Here in Jamboree HQ it’s absolutely boiling hot. We’re making sure that everyone here slips, slaps and slops – as our Australian Scout friends say – slip on a tee shirt, slap on a hat and slop on the suncream. I’m adding ‘slurps’ as well. We’re
I have been extraordinarily busy making sure that everyone here is having a good time. You’ll be pleased to hear that they are! The atmosphere here is extraordinary.Over the course of Wednesday, throughout the different time zones, Scouts from around the world have been renewing their Scout Promise at exactly 8am to mark the centenary