The 24th World Scout Jamboree, which was held in West Virginia in the United States from July 22, came to a close yesterday. The event was attended by thousands of scouts and scouting leaders from 167 countries, including Qatar.
During their participation in the camp, members of the Qatari delegation received the medal of world friendship, mountaineering and kayaking. Khalid Abdulrahman al-Sharshani, Saeed Ibrahim al-Mohannadi, Rashid Khalid al-Hitmi, Eid al-Sulaiti, Mohamed Ahmed Karbon, Yousif Nasser al-Hammadi, Hassen Ahmed al-Nima, Mohamed Ali al-Nima, Ali Badr al-Nahdi, Sultan Ahmed al-Bardini, Abdullah Ali al-Muraikhi, Mohamed Faisal al-Hajri, Faisal Ahmed al-Yafei and Sultan Khalid al-Hammadi received the jack medal.
Jassim al-Hardan, Commissioner General, Qatar Scout and Girl Guides Association, said the Qatari participation was aimed at allowing Qatari youth to attend these major global events and highlight their role in supporting global communication, promoting Qatari culture, stressing the importance of participating in these global camps which are held every four years and attract scouts from all continents who highlight their cultures, beliefs and heritage in an atmosphere of scout unity and noble values.
The Qatari Scouts delegation also attended a parade during the 24th edition of the World Scout Jamboree. They highlighted the cultural legacy and pride of the country and displayed placards expressing patriotism and loyalty.
The present edition of World Scout Jamboree, held under the motto ‘Unlock a New World’, is jointly hosted by Scouts Canada, Asociacion de Scouts de México and the Boy Scouts of America.
The activities include parade, darts, horseback riding, swimming, climbing, scouting, kayaking and bicycle riding that help students acquire the skills of self-reliance in an
environment closer to nature.