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    Thought y all might be interested in this. :-) Jim ... Subject: [uk-scouting] Press Release: 2007 Jamboree {01} Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 10:37:08 +0000 From:
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      Thought y'all might be interested in this. :-) Jim

      -------- Original Message --------
      Subject: [uk-scouting] Press Release: 2007 Jamboree {01}
      Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 10:37:08 +0000
      From: "John Fogg" <john.fogg@...>
      Reply-To: cwanley@... (cwanley)
      To: "uk-scouting List Member" <uk-scouting@...>

      From: Communications Department, Gilwell Park

      8 January 2003

      Countdown begins to 2007 and World Scout Jamboree in the UK

      New Website Launched www.scouting2007.org

      At the close of the 20th World Scout Jamboree in Thailand on 7 January
      2002, the World Jamboree Flag was formally handed over to the UK Scout
      Association. It symbolises that responsibility for organising the next
      and most important and significant Jamboree in Scouting history, now
      passes to the United Kingdom.

      In 2007, Scouting celebrates its 100th anniversary with a series of
      global, national and local events - including the 21st World Jamboree
      being hosted in the UK. The event will involve more world countries than
      even the Olympic Games.

      A new website has been launched ( www.scouting2007.org) that will run for
      the next five years providing regularly updated news and information.

      1 August 1907, marked the first day of Robert Baden-Powell's experimental
      camp on Brownsea Island in the UK for 22 boys from a variety of
      backgrounds, which led to the formation of the worldwide Scout Movement.

      Today, Scouting is a million times bigger than when it started, with over
      28 million members in 216 countries and territories around the world.
      Since Scouting was founded in 1907, over half a billion young people in
      virtually all countries and cultures have enjoyed Scouting activities and
      pledged to live by the Scout Promise and Law.

      "Scouting already makes an enormous difference to the world by developing
      young people to be responsible citizens and by educating them for peace",
      said Derek Pollard, Chairman of Scouting 2007. "The worldwide Scouting
      celebrations in 2007 will bring together Scouts from every race, religion
      and culture as brothers and sisters. We're especially honoured to be
      hosting the next World Scout Jamboree in the UK, and we are aiming for it
      to be the biggest Jamboree ever with 40,000 participants."

      World Scout Jamborees are held every four years in different countries
      around the world, and the 21st World Scout Jamboree will be held at
      Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex, from 27th July to 8th August 2007.

      In addition to the Jamboree, Scouting centenary celebrations in 2007 will
      include activities on Brownsea Island, a Sunrise Ceremony around the
      world on the morning on 1st August, and local camps and events in the UK.

      - Ends -

      For more information about Scouting 2007 log onto www.scouting2007.org


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