23th World Scout Jamboree marked by Japan Post

23th World Scout Jamboree marked by Japan Post
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StampNews.com would like to introduce a new stamp issue by Japan Post that commemorates the 23th World Scout Jamboree held at Kirara-hama, Ajisu, Yamaguchi Prefecture from July 28, 2015. The philatelic release consists of four items that are scheduled to be put into circulation on the 28th of July.

The World Scout Jamboree is an international camping convention for boy scouts held quadrennially, hosted by the World Organization of the Scout Movement.

The first World Scout Jamboree took place in London in 1920 and has continued since, always uniting Scouts and Guides with messages of peace and global understanding.

Between 28 July and 8 August 2015, 4,000 Scouts and Guides from across the UK will be joining others from around the world in Kirara-hama, Japan for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree.

The theme of the jamboree will be 'Wa' meaning harmony, unity, friendship and peace allowing a 'spirit of unity' to share others' cultures and faiths, take part in adventurous activities and grow as global citizens to tackle world issues.

UK Scouts and Guides are currently preparing for the jamboree, forming friendships, fundraising and preparing so that when they return home, they will have developed skills and knowledge to act as global citizens keen positively affect their local communities and demonstrating commitment to Scouting and creating a better world.

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