About three dozen Algarve scouts (Tavira, Carvoeiro and Sé de Faro) from the National Listening Corps participated in the World Camp that took place in the United States from July 20 to August 7.
The World Jamboree is a camp that gathers scouts from all over the world every four years in a different place, which emerged after World War I.
The 24th edition of the event featured more than 45,000 scouts from around the world, with activities designed so that participants could travel around the field in pairs and meet young people around the world, making new friends.
On the cultural day, held on July 26, scouts from different countries had the opportunity to share their cultures, tasting some typical dishes and showing their costumes, among various aspects of their culture.
There was also an event dedicated to all Portuguese-speaking countries, Lusofonia Day, which brought together scouts from Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Macau, Mozambique, Portugal and Timor-Leste.
In total, 28 scouts from the Algarve (Tavira, Carvoeiro and Sé de Faro) and about 820 Portuguese participated.
For the first time, the Tavira Group 100 of the National Listening Corps participated in the activity, with a contingent of 20 members: 14 young participants (ages 14 to 18), two adult leaders who accompanied the field participants and 4 IST (Team Service International – staff members over 18).
This trip of the Tavirense group began about two years ago with the presentation of the activity to the elements and parents, who soon began fundraising to achieve the goal.
Since then, the group has carried out several initiatives, such as the sale of cookies, raffles, events such as the Great Snail Caracolada, a Scout Festival, Carnival balls and participation in fairs and markets, among many others.
After the conclusion of the World Jamboree, on August 2nd, the scouts of Tavira also had the opportunity to visit New York, visiting the city for five days.
The Tavirese group is already preparing the Eurojam 2020 – European Jamboree, which will take place next year in Gdansk, Poland.