Kenya – During the 56th Jamboree On The Air and 17th Jamboree On The Internet an exciting challenge, the Global Torch Race was held. The Global Torch Race was about creating the fastest-growing gathering of Scouts globally and with a goal of connecting Scouts globally during JOTA-JOTI 2013.
In the challenge, there were about 100 teams that competed to win the Race. Each team had a team leader, who had given his/her team a name. The task for the team leader was to kick-start the Global Torch Race and to be the first person in the team to invite and recruit other Scouts to join this team.
A team from Kenya Scouts Association with the name ‘Team Kenya Scouts 2013’, being led by Nelson Opany, managed to have 28 members from 20 countries. Though they didn’t win, the team leader shared his enthusiasm at the opportunity to interact with so many Scouts the world over in 48 hours. Asked about the new online platform for World Scouting where the challenge was held, he said that it was a platform that demonstrated the diversity, unity and vastness of the Movement.