Polish Scouts in Oman!

The Polish Scouting and Guiding Association (ZHP) is a candidate to organise the World Scout Jamboree in 2023. This is an honour to host such an important educational event for young people. The decision who will be the host will be made during the World Scout Conference in Azerbaijan in 2017. Until then volunteers of the Jamboree Project Team and authorities of ZHP and the Mayor of Gdańsk city are presenting the bid to scouts all around the world.

At the beginning of November Polish delegation was taking part in 28th Arab Scout Conference in Muscat, Oman. During the very intense week Polish scouts had a chance to discover similarities that unite members of the World Scout Organisation, but it was also a week of very hard work of important conversations and showing the vision of Jamboree in 2023. Bilateral meetings with countries of thee region were the crucial point of the conference and enabled the representatives to know the answers to every question they had.

The Mayor of Gdańsk, Paweł Adamowicz emphasized during these meetings that “Gdańsk is the perfect place to host scouts from all around the world”. The most important event during the conference was the time for candidates’ presentations. Poland presented the speech of the President of the Republic of Poland showing the great contribution and the level of commitment of the Polish government in bid to organise the biggest scout event in the world.

During the conference the participants could learn about Polish cities, culture, customs and the bid at our stand. There were also Polish apples, gingerbreads and fudges.

It was a great time to exchange the experiences during valuable and inspiring conversations with delegates from Asia and Africa that let us to take a new look at the same actions. The conference was also an opportunity to meet new people and inspire ourselves during speeches, workshops and discussions.

The Arab Scout Conference in Oman was preceded by conferences in Armenia and the United States where the Polish delegation was also present.