Scouts around the world united on Sunday, July 21st for the World Scout Jamboree held at Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia.
This year marks the 24th World Scout Jamboree, and with 160 different flags featured for the opening show, scouts have attended to interact with one another and share the common goal of making the world a better place. Many scouts attend the jamboree for the social aspect they get to interact with 50,000 scouts from different countries and learn from the perspective of other scouts. Additionally, the World Scout Jamboree also presents those attending with a variety of fun activities from outdoor climbing walls to participating in a water obstacle course there is something for every scout to enjoy.
Moreover, scouts were able to enhance their STEM skills at the jamboree as well. Scouts attending the Jamboree participated in a Robotic Hand Workshop sponsored by the IEEE emeritbadges project. Scouts created a machine capable of emulating human hand movement, utilizing basic materials such as straws and cardboard while also relying on circuitry.
Ultimately, the World Scout Jamboree is a life-changing experience. It allows scouts to get exposure to other countries and learn more about the world around them.