The Maldives is gearing up for a significant milestone in its scouting history. The 25th World Scout Jamboree, set to be held in SaeManGeum, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea, is fast approaching, and the Maldives is preparing to send its largest contingent ever to this global event.
Led by President and Chief Scout, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, along with the First Lady and Chief Guide, Fazna Ahmed, and Minister of Education and President of the Girl Guides Association, Dr. Aishath Ali, the Maldives is proud to be sending a delegation of 425 individuals to the prestigious jamboree. This impressive contingent includes 193 scouts, 22 scout leaders, 21 contingent management members, 23 international service team members, 149 girl guides, 15 guide leaders, and 4 contingent team members.
The World Scout Jamboree is a significant international event that brings together scouts from all corners of the globe, fostering a sense of camaraderie, cultural exchange, and personal growth. This year's jamboree is expected to welcome an astounding 50,000 scouts from over 170 different countries, making it a truly global celebration of scouting values and principles.
A special ceremony was held on Monday, July 24, to mark the occasion and allow the delegation to meet before embarking on their journey to South Korea. The event was attended by the country's top dignitaries, emphasizing the significance that the Maldives places on scouting and the development of its youth.
The World Scout Jamboree will take place from August 1 to 12 and will mark the second time that the Korea Scout Association hosts this prestigious event. South Korea previously hosted the 17th World Scout Jamboree in 1991, showcasing its commitment to the scouting movement and providing an exceptional setting for scouts from around the world to gather and create lasting memories.
Through a series of engaging activities, workshops, and challenges, the jamboree will encourage participants to embrace values such as teamwork, respect for others, and a sense of responsibility towards their communities and the environment. The experiences gained during the jamboree are certain to shape these young individuals into compassionate, well-rounded global citizens who will contribute positively to society.