18th World Scout Jamboree

The 18th World Scout Jamboree (Dutch: 18e Wereldjamboree) was held August 1 to 11, 1995 and was hosted by the Netherlands on a polder near Biddinghuizen, Dronten community, Flevoland. 28,960 Scouts and staff members from 166 countries and territories participated in the event, the largest representation of countries to date, including 34 countries where Scouting was being born or reborn.

18th World Scout Jamboree
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18th World Scout Jamboree
ThemeFuture is Now
LocationDronten
CountryNetherlands
Date1–11 August 1995
Attendance28,960 Scouts
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Opening and royal attendeesEdit

The event was officially opened by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and her husband Prince Claus. The theme was Future is Now and the Jamboree was also visited by Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Princess Basma bint Talal of Jordan and Sadako Ogata, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, who inaugurated the second Global Development Village, a major attraction, with Scouts from all over the world sharing experiences and learning more about other ways of life. Various activities and stalls at the Plaza, in the middle of the Jamboree site, provided lighter entertainment.

ActivitiesEdit

Some of the range of activities were the Jamboree Friendship Award, the interreligious ceremony on violence and peace, a Scout Forum and connection via satellite with Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Secretary-General of the United Nations, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the United Nations, with the participation of Scout associations, non-governmental organizations and specialized agencies of the United Nations, in particular UNHCR and the United Nations Children's Fund.

First steps in forming the Community of Lusophone ScoutingEdit

The Comunidade do Escutismo Lusófono is based on the Carta do Escutismo Lusófono (Charter of Lusophone Scouting), formulated during the Jamboree on August 6, 1995. The original signatory organizations were the Corpo Nacional de Escutas - Escutismo Católico Português, the União dos Escoteiros do Brasil, the Corpo Nacional de Escutas da Guiné-Bissau and the Associação de Escuteiros de São Tomé e Príncipe.[1]

SubcampsEdit

The 13 subcamps were named after constellations:

The adult-only Hub for IST (International Service Team) members and other adults was:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Carta do Escutismo Lusófono". Corpo Nacional de Escutas - Escutismo Católico Português. Archived from the original on 2007-01-28. Retrieved 2007-03-15.

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