Boy scouts in D.C. prepared for the World Jamboree
To give Americans scouts an insight into the World Scout Jamboree in Sweden and an introduction to Swedish culture, the Embassy of Sweden in Washington D.C. hosted an International Scouting Day earlier this spring.
About 300 boy scouts, venture scouts, leaders and parents from the National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America attended the program, that included a presentation of the World Scout Jamboree, that will take place in Rinkaby, Sweden from July 27th to August 7th.
When arriving to the Embassy and House of Sweden, the scouts were welcomed by Ms. Marie-Louise Lövgren, Head of Communication for the 22nd World Scout Jamboree, and Mr. Lennart Killander-Larsson, Counselor for Trade and Economic Affairs at the Swedish Embassy.
At the close of the event there was the award of a commemorative patch for all participants, along with a World Jamboree pin from the Swedish hosts. A number of participants also took applications for the International Activity Patch and International Scouter Award.
By the end of the day, some of the scouts also sent this video message to scouts around the world going to Rinkaby, Sweden and the World Scout Jamboree this summer:
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