tisdag 5 april 2011

Third Head of Contingent Visit

The third and last Head of Contingent Visit before the jamboree was held last weekend in Malmö. Some 150 scouts from 57 countries attended and about 100 from the Jamboree Planning Team were there as well. The participants received a lot of information and hopefully all feel well prepared and enthusiastic to go home and do the last preparations within their contingents. It was a very good atmosphere at the meeting and we hope that this will continue during the jamboree as well.

It's hard to find a better opportunity to release the jamboree song than on a truly international event as the Head of contingent visit so at 9 pm Saturday night Daniel Lemma and the Jamboree band entered the stage and played the world release of the jamboree song "Changing the world" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Te8FbB76jzcbe.com/watch?v=Te8FbB76jzc

söndag 27 februari 2011

Third meeting with the Advisory Board

This weekend the World Scout Jamboree Advisory Board has had its third and final meeting. The Advisory Board is an international group of Scouts with Jamboree experience that give us helpful suggestions and support. Getting input from people who have themselves organized World Scout Jamborees or in other ways taken part in international events is of great help for our Planning Team, as we want to make sure we deliver a truly international experience. At this meeting we received presentations by many different groups in the Planning Team and were very happy to hear about everything from the Faith and Beliefs activities to the Arena Events.

tisdag 8 februari 2011

First meeting with the Jamboree Management Team

During the jamboree the Jamboree Executive Team will be reinforced with some more members to be able to have management 24/7 and handle all expected and unexpected issues. This group will be called Jamboree Management Team and last weekend we had our first meeting together. We think it's very important that the new members get some time to get to know the organization, both the structure and the team members. We will meet three times up to the jamboree and the new members will attend the next and last council meeting where all head of departments are gathered.

We are also very happy that we in our new team have members from Singapore, USA and Spain.

onsdag 12 januari 2011

At the 39th World Scout Conference

Swedish scouts are right now taking part in the 39th World Scout Conference in Curitiba, Brazil. We will present the 22nd World Scout Jamboree in Sweden for the conference, host an exhibition, answer questions and hopefully have good discussions with the different countries attending the conference.

This time my team is representing the jamboree without me and when I look out of the window and see the snow covered landscape both Brazil
and Swedish summer feels quite far away. But we know that it is less than 200 days left!

My team has told me that there is a great interest for the jamboree at the conference and lots of people visit our exhibition. Yesterday, our Executive Director, Göran Hägerdal, held a presentation in the plenary hall and he announced that we have now raised our prognosis from 30 000 to 34 000 scouts coming to Sweden for the jamboree this summer!!