Scouts Canada

Scouts Canada

July 17, 2007 16:11 ET

Historic Canadian Scout Jamboree Opens July 25

Nearly 8000 participants set to attend along with Lord Robert Baden-Powell's grandson, Adam Baden Clay

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Education Editor, Environment Editor, News Editor OTTAWA, ONTARIO, MEDIA ADVISORY--(Marketwire - July 17, 2007) - Scouts Canada announced today that July 25, 2007 will mark the opening of the most significant week-long Scout Jamboree in Canada's history, marking 100 years of Scouting in the world. Nearly eight thousand Scouts and leaders will join together for a week of fun, games, water sports, and the campout experience for which Scouts are famous.

WHAT: Scouts Canada's 11th Canadian Jamboree (CJ'07)

WHEN: July 25 - August 1, 2007

WHERE: Camp Tamaracouta, Mille-Isles, Quebec

WHO: Nearly 8,000 Scouts, leaders and volunteers will gather for eight days; with a special appearance on August 1st by Lord Baden-Powell's great grandson, Adam Baden-Clay.

DETAILS: The Jamboree demonstrates Scouting's ability to develop world brotherhood, a spirit of friendship, and understanding among young people. Jamborees provide the opportunity for Scouts to catch the spirit and transmit it to fellow Scouts. Jamborees are a great way to overcome barriers of language and differences in custom, race and religion.

OTHER SIGNIFICANT EVENTS OF THE JAMBOREE:
* Unveiling the Scouting Centennial Stamp -- July 25, 2007
Canada Post representatives and Scouts Canada's Camp Chiefs will unveil a commemorative 100th anniversary stamp.
* Opening of Pass the Torch Remembrance Trail -- July 25, 2007
Featured at six Scouts Canada camps across the country - including Camp Tamaracouta - Scouts Canada, Veterans Affairs Canada, and The Royal Canadian Legion developed a series of interpretive trails to serve as an educational tool for youth and volunteers. The trails consist of five plaques, each commemorating Canadian participation and sacrifice in the world's major historical conflicts, including present day.
* Sunrise Ceremony -- August 1, 2007
Scouts around the world will simultaneously celebrate the Centennial. At 8:00 a.m., local time in 155 countries, Scouts will gather together to renew their Promise in the second century of Scouting. Never before would so many Scouts have been "together" at the same moment.

About Scouts Canada
Scouts Canada is the country's leading youth organization offering exciting outdoor adventure for boys and girls ages 5 to 26, in communities across Canada. Through its recreational, social, environmental, and community development programs, Scouting teaches youth about the active role they can play in helping to create a better world. Over 78,000 young people enjoy Scouts Canada's programs which are provided by over 24,000 caring and dedicated volunteers.

Throughout 2007, the Scouting Movement marks its Centennial in 155 countries around the world. Since its founding in 1907, over half a billion young people from virtually every country and culture have enjoyed Scouting activities. Today, more than 28 million youth participate in Scouting worldwide. For more information please visit www.scouts.ca

/For further information: For media accreditation to visit the Canadian Jamboree site and to arrange for interviews and pictures with Scouts Canada officials:

Thérèse Beaulieu
CJ’07 Communications Manager
Before July 23, 2007:
(613) 236-9997 x 251
tbeaulieu@scouts.ca

Onsite at the Jamboree from July 23 to August 1, 2007:
(450)-438-4096
tbeaulieu@scouts.ca
/ IN: EDUCATION, ENERGY, FORESTRY, SOCIAL, OTHER

Contact Information

  • Heidi Vincent, Director of Communications, Scouts Canada
    Primary Phone: 613-224-5131 ext. 271
    E-mail: hvincent@scouts.ca