AS THE MOST POWERFUL FORCE OF THE SCOUTING MOVEMENT IS ABILITY TO CHANGING THE WORLD ON ALL LEVELS: IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND ON THE GLOBALLY – WE WANT TO BE THE SPARKS – THE IMPULSE FOR EVRY SINGLE CHANGE.
BE THE SPARK!
THE WORLD SCOUT JAMBOREE
The World Scout Jamboree is an official educational event of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. It is specifically designed for young people aged between 14 and 17 years inclusive, from National Scout Organizations (NSOs) that are members of WOSM. It is organised by an NSO or alliance of NSOs, appointed by the World Scout Conference, under supervision of the World Scout Committee and with the support of the World Scout Committee and World Scout Bureau (WSB).
Participants at the World Scout Jamboree should develop as individuals, become better citizens of their local, national and international communities, make new friends with Scouts from around the world and assume new responsibility for promoting peace and goodwill.
The World Scout Jamboree is an opportunity to develop Scouting, promote good practices and improve the quality of Scouting in all countries, spread the image of Scouting in the wider world and keep the Scout Method relevant to modern society.
The World Scout Jamboree allows its Participants to experience an exemplary Scouting programme, faithful to the definition, Purpose, Principles and Scout Method and adapted to the needs and aspirations of young people in today’s world. Young people, supported by adults, undertake individual, small group and large group activities in the setting of a large camp, that enable them to develop physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially and spiritually, adhering to the Scout Promise and Law.
Whilst each World Scout Jamboree reflects the culture and practices of its host NSO(s), each event aims to create an environment that celebrates the unity of the Scout Movement, develops among
Scouts the awareness of their belonging to a world family and organization, and provides them with the opportunity to make friends with other Scouts.
The World Scout Jamboree provides a unique opportunity to promote among the public worldwide the image of a universal educational movement which is open to all young people, both boys and girls, men and women, and contributes to the development of individuals as better citizens of their local, national and international communities.
THINK, ACT AND MAKE IT WORTH
The Polish Scouting and Guiding Association (ZHP) together with Gdańsk – the City of Freedom – decided to take up the challenge and raise the bid to organise the 2023rd World Scout Jamboree in Poland.
Although the tradition of this event has almost hundred years, it had never been in Poland. We feel that it is time for us. We are ready to invite to Poland thousands of scouts and guides from all around the world.
We strongly believe that the way our country has overcome obstacles in the last years can be an inspiration for the whole world. We believe that the message of “Solidarity’s” peaceful fight for human rights can show the way to achieve goals that are so close to every scout’s heart, no matter where – in the developing world as well as in developed countries. City of Gdańsk, the possible location of the World Scout Jamboree site, is the city where “Solidarity” movement was born. We believe that through sharing our story we can be the spark of the whole scout world.
Let Jamboree in 2023 be full of Scout values that will lighten our way. Let it give us new energy, fresh ideas and commitment. We are the sparks, so: BE THE SPARK AND PASS IT ON TO THE WHOLE WORLD.
THE INTERNATIONAL SERVICE TEAM LIKE NEVER BEFORE!
IST Experience programme consists of three components which composed together give the possibility to experience the World Scout Jamboree as a unique lifetime and scout-time event.
Beeing a member of the International Service Team is not only a great challenge but also an amazing experience in many areas. Members of the IST will be allocated to services based on their preferences and additional skills. In specific departments special teams will be established. Groups will be managed by experienced members of IST and HR team. Human Resources crew will be recruited from international open – call contest.
As we are highly aware how crucial for the World Scout Jamboree’ success work of the IST is we would like to propose them an opportunity to develop their skills and give the feeling of VIPs who they truly are.
This part of IST experience will begin during the first training session for the IST members which will be about team building. We would like to give them the strong motivational kick using interesting and innovative forms of workshops. The next unusual step will be the opening ceremony for IST only.
As part of the exploration of our country and the possibility to experience Polish hospitality we propose a tailor-made programme for the IST members based on the principle of Home Hospitality.
We will create a catalogue of trips and routes around Poland for all ISTs. What does an IST get?
- 1 to 5 days long trip before or after the Jamboree,
- accommodation, food and attractive programme.
Participants of the programme will join groups of approximately 5 people. The programme of each route will be known at least one year before the WSJ, so that members of the IST will be able to choose their places of interests and attractions they like. Reservation fee, which grants places in the program, will be 15 EUR.
Hosts: socut leaders at all levels of structure. We will invite to host and help in development of this program area scouts from neighboring countries, so that we can make much better program and expand the circle of organizers.
FREE TIME ACTIVITIES
Each member of the IST service will be scheduled so that at least one day will be completely free. Volunteers will receive accurate information and obtain the necessary organizational support about trips, acitvities and attractions they can participate in that day.
Considering the comprehensive development of man goals we propose activities in 5 areas: physical, emotional, spiritual, social and intellectual development.
The summary of the IST work will be a common event, perhaps an amazing beach party or meeting with great authority.