June 15, 2015 by wilsonneelynyc
Wilson Neely attended the Boy Scout World Jamboree at Mt. Fuji in 1971. In 2015, the 23rd Jamboree will return to Japan. Organizers expect more than 30,000 leaders and scouts to travel from 161 countries for the event, at which they will explore, learn, and develop new friendships.
The Jamboree will take place from July 28 to August 8, 2015, in Kirara-hama, an area in the southwestern part of Japan’s main island of Honshu. Attendees will be able to take part in a number of events. A one-day off-site program will allow participants to visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Another one-day module called City of Science will educate participants about technologies ranging from fuel cells to robotics, and the role they will play in solving tomorrow’s problems. Scouts will also join in a service day that will allow them to interact with local residents while working on community projects.
Boys attending the Jamboree with the Boy Scouts of America’s contingent will need to possess passports valid through August 9 or August 11, 2015, depending on their region of origin. After registering and being approved, they will receive travel information including flight numbers, points of entry and exit from Japan, and arrival and departure dates.