About the World Jamboree and the Canadian Contingent
Every four years tens of thousands of youth gather in a tented city for two weeks of activities and adventure. This year more than 38,000 Scouts, Scouters and volunteers from 150 countries will meet at Rinkaby Field in Sweden to meet new friends, get to know each other’s cultures and participate in exciting camp activities.
We are thrilled to be sending a Canadian contingent from Scouts Canada and the l’Association des Scouts du Canada which is 400 members strong!
As you can imagine bringing together this many Scouts into one event is an exciting and exhilarating experience. Our Canadian contingent, made up of Scouts from across the country, will showcase the best of Scouting in Canada and will bring back lessons and experiences that we can all learn from.
But why wait until they are back? Through the Scouts Canada World Jamboree 2011 Blog stay connected with our Canadian contingent and share with them all the new adventures, new languages and new cultures on a daily basis.
Scouts Canada, the country’s leading youth organization, has more than 100,000 members nationwide representing every faith and culture. Scouts Canada groups offer programming in more than 19 languages reflecting Canada’s multicultural landscape and communities.
The Scouts Canada Action Plan for Canadian Scouting is the organization’s roadmap to enhance its public visibility as a relevant, dynamic youth organization of the 21st century. Its major elements include making learning and programming resources more accessible to new and current volunteers, enhancing Scouts Canada’s image, enhancing its organizational capacity, and achieving meaningful youth involvement. With these strategies for success, Scouts Canada is making itself known as the premiere youth serving organization in Canada and has grown in size each year since adopting the Action Plan in 2009. Scouts Canada’s national office is located in Ottawa. Scouts Canada is a not-for-profit organization (Charitable Registration No. 10776 1694 RR0028) and a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.