Bermuda Scouts Depart For Jamboree In Japan

July 23, 2015

More than 30,000 scouts from 161 countries will descend upon Japan to celebrate the World Scout Jamboree 2015, and for the first time in over eight years Bermuda will be among the represented nations.

Six scouts — between the ages of 15-16 — will spend time in various parts of Japan.

The three week long celebration of scouting, will allow the scouts to spend time in Tokyo, Yamaguchi City, a visit to Hiroshima and the opportunity to stay with host families. A Scout leader and three support team members will accompany the Bermuda Scouts.


The world jamboree, which takes place every four years, is a once in a lifetime experience for those scouts that meet the age requirements. The 2015 Jamboree will see Bermuda partnered with a scouting contingent from Northern Wales.

Chief Commissioner of the Bermuda Scout Association, Geoff Rothwell remarked, “The boys are really looking forward to experiencing something completely outside of their typical comfort level.

“We have worked extremely hard with the not only the Welsh leaders, but also other Scout troops in the Caribbean who unfortunately were unable to participate. This is a great opportunity for the boys to see what scouting is like across the world.”


During their time in Japan, the scouts will participate in various programmes, including peace, global development, exploring nature, cross road culture, science, community service and water activities.

The courses will include learning about the impact of Hiroshima, the effects of natural disasters and global response, and community work with the local Japanese people.

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  1. Takbir Karriem Sharrieff says:

    So proud of the scouts from Bermuda attending the world scout Jamboree.Every Boy Scouts Dream.I can remember when I started out with the Scouts and the training and the discipline and the spirit never left my heart.I remember camping at St.Davids and in Somerset at the Scout camping grounds.I am especially happy to see my grandson…..Enaharo Holdipp being selected as one of the successful scouts attending.I finally made it… spirit lives on.Allah -u-Akbar.

  2. Kenneth E. Dill says:

    Extremely happy that our son was chosen to attend such an exciting event. As a former scout as well I know that he will make memories that last a life time. The Scout movement helps to build character and mores that they can carry throughout their lives. Wish them the best and hope that they all enjoy it immensely. Extremely proud of you Roberto.

  3. Davie Kerr says:

    I was lucky enough to be 2i/c of the Bermuda contingent which attended the ’67 Jamboree in Idaho, USA, under Mark Robinson, and it was an experience I thoroughly enjoyed and will never forget: I hope all those who go to Japan have a similar experience!

  4. Michael Smith says:

    the boys arrived in Yamaguchi last evening, pitched their tents and began camp. Opening ceremonies are planned for this evening. There are approx 34,000 young people in attendance and the atmosphere is electric! This will be, no doubt, a highlight in their lives…