2015 World Boy Scout Jamboree
The 23rd World Scout Jamboree
will be held in the year 2015.
The World Jamboree will be located on Kirarahama, or Kirara Beach, in Yamaguchi
Prefecture. The Japanese word "kirara" means mica: Kirara Beach
offers a beautiful landscape in front of which the Seto Inland
Sea glitters in the sunlight just like mica.
Located in the westernmost part
of the Honshu Island, Yamaguchi Prefecture has been active in
trade with the Asian continent from ancient times, representing
a meeting point of Japanese culture and foreign cultures. Access
to the site is easy by high-speed transportation systems such as
airplanes and Shinkansen bullet trains.
The theme for the event is Wa: A
Spirit of Unity," of which the Japanese kanji symbol is also a
part. In Japanese symbol (see picture) means unity, harmony, a
spirit of unity, cooperation, friendship, peace, and total, and
also encapsulates the culture of Japan. This theme was proposed
because it can be incorporated into all the aspects of the
Jamboree, and specifically that the following be the key words
for this theme: Peace, Harmony, Solidarity.
Boy Scouts of