The World Scout Jamboree is the largest regular event organised by the Scout Movement.
It takes place every four years in a different country. It is above all an educational event to promote peace and understanding among young people all over the world.
Like any Scout event, the World Scout Jamboree offers Participants a programme that enables them to develop all facets of their character. The programme proposes a wide variety of activities and also places great importance on the way the young people take part, by offering them interaction and real participation in everyday life on their campsite.
The first World Scout Jamboree took place in England in 1920 and since then 20 such events have been held. The United Kingdom is hosting the 21st World Scout Jamboree in 2007, under the theme “One World One Promise”.
The 21st World Scout Jamboree brought together some 28,000 young people – girls and boys, aged between 14 and 17 – and 12,000 adult leaders from more than 150 countries.
It took place from 27 July to 8 August 2007 at Hylands Park, Chelmsford, 50 kilometres to the north-east of London. The 21st World Scout Jamboree was part of the world centenary celebrations of Scouting.