1.-12. In August 2023, tens of thousands of Scouts from around the world will meet at the World Jamboree event in Saemangeum, North Jeolla, South Korea. 48,000 scouts from 170 different countries are expected at the event. Up to 900 scouts from Finland will participate in the event. The event is organized by the World Organization of Scouting WOSM.
Currently the sea containers are in Rotterdam and will leave from there in the second week of June on an ocean liner towards their destination. The containers arrive at Busan port on 9.7, where they have been arranged for a longer than normal storage period, as the Jamboree camp only receives containers between 26 and 30.7. During the camp, the containers also serve as warehouses for scouts.
CHS Air & Sea has prepared the customs documents for the shipments and, in addition to the shipping documents, organizes the shipping of the containers by sea to South Korea as well as the transportation to the Jamboree venue and back to Finland.
It is easy to cooperate with reliable partners, and with long experience in event logistics, we know that it is good for the goods to arrive well in time before the event begins.
The ship is loaded with camping supplies and Finnish saunas
One of the containers was carefully loaded with various camp kitchen- and first aid supplies and an Finland theme exhibition. The Finns have taken camp saunas to several Jamboree events in the past for all campers to use. Respecting traditions, the saunas are also on their way to South Korea this time, in their own container.
Nurminen Logistics Oy's terminal was full of boxes and trolleys that were being sent on their way. In the spirit of cooperation, the CHS staff also get to watch the loading of the containers.
Friendship across cultural borders
The general theme of the Jamboree camp is "Draw Your Dream" and the Finnish team's theme is clean water and nature. The goal of the Finnish team is that each participant gains skills to build their own life and change the world. During the jamboree project, the participants get to know South Korean culture. During the jamboree trip, the participants increase their understanding of the diversity of cultures and the building of friendship across cultural borders.
The Finnish team is divided into camp groups of 40 people. Campers are 14-18 years old. There are a total of 18 camp groups from Finland at the event.
When it comes to a world-class event, the preparation of the project has already started in the scout well in advance, spring of 2021. Preparations have included the gathering of teams from various fields of activity, e.g. participants, trips, communication, resource and services. In addition to safety plans, responsibility plans and many other important instructions and rules, the participants also go on the trip with a large amount of adventure and scouting spirit.
The World Jamboree is organized every four years. The previous Jamboree was held in the USA and the next event will be organized in Poland. The Finnish Scouts have a long tradition and know-how about the event, as Finns participated in the World Jamboree for the first time already in 1924.
Camp's Management Team member, Resource Director Johanna Raita (pictured on the right) Communications and Marketing Director of the camp's Finnish team Roope Rytkönen (in the middle) and a member of the International Service Team Roosa Sintonen are already looking forward to the trip at the Helsinki Scout’s Station.
The best thing about camp:
Johanna: ”"Sleeping in a tent. Point. ...well, if you think about it more closely, also working together, unexpected encounters, sitting together in the dark evening and improving the world."
Roope: ”"You get to meet international scouts and challenge yourself in international activities."
Roosa: "I'm looking forward to getting to know international scouting and Korean culture."
We will hear later what the atmosphere was like in South Korea and when the containers are on their way back to Finland.
CHS wishes a pleasant and exciting trip to all scouts going on the trip!
Read more about the World Jamboree event on the website of the Finnish Patrol: https://www.partio.fi/nyt/jamboree2023/
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