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News | 04 August 2023

25th World Scout Jamboree: Update from the UK Contingent

Last updated: 12:15pm Friday 11 August 2023

UK Scouts has transferred our young people and adult volunteers from the Jamboree site at SaeManGeum to Seoul.

They’d all arrived in Seoul by Sunday 6 August. This followed announcing our plans to transfer from the site on Friday 4 August.

All young people and adult volunteers are in hotel accommodation in Seoul where their Jamboree experience has continued.

The UK Embassy and the Mayor of Seoul have supported the UK team to develop programme activities so our young people could still get the most from the rest of their Jamboree experience in South Korea. This includes cultural events with other Scouts from around the world, visits to palaces, temples, cultural centres and tourist sites Seoul has to offer.

A cultural day was held in Seoul this week which saw UK Scouts get together with Scouts from around the world to find out more about their cultures. Young people from the UK got to share experiences with Scouts from Germany, Pakistan, Mauritius, Chile, India, Japan, Togo, Canada, Singapore, Sweden and others.

On Monday 7 August the World Organisation of the Scout Movement announced all participants would be moved off the Jamboree site.

On Friday 11 August all 45,000 Scouts attending the World Scout Jamboree came back together for the closing ceremony in Seoul at the World Cup Stadium, which featured some of the biggest K-pop (Korean pop) bands in the world.

Young people will travel home as originally planned from Sunday 13 August.

To watch in full screen, double click the video

Matt Hyde, Scouts UK Chief Executive, shares an update direct from South Korea on Monday 7 August

View the video without subtitles on YouTube

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