Ready to Unlock a New World? Come visit Centro Mondial, in the heart of the Jamboree! Our program consists of three elements, all designed to engage your mind and connect you with fellow scouts: North American Dream; Foundations, Faith, and Spirituality; and Living in the 21st Century.
North American Dream
We’re excited to welcome scouts from around the world to North America for the World Scout Jamboree! While here, you will have the opportunity to dive into what makes North America unique. While distinct nations, Canada, Mexico, and the United States have much in common: values, natural resources, and financial systems. With a series of exhibits and activities that explore these topics, the North American Dream will allow you to:
- Learn about the cultures of Canada, Mexico, and the United States
- Develop a product idea with the Inventor’s Hall of Fame
- Find out how immigrants have shaped the culture and economy of North America
- Try trading stocks in a market simulation
- Learn about entrepreneurship
And more! The program is still being imagined, so check back for updates!
Foundations, Faith, and Spirituality
The World Scout Jamboree is a great place to deepen your understanding of a scout’s Duty to God by spending some time in the Foundations, Faith, and Spirituality area! Come and explore what it means to have faith, how different faith traditions are related, and learn about the details of specific faiths. Become a Messenger of Peace and engage with one of our foundational principles!
Living in the 21st Century
The 21st Century has become a landmark in history: infant mortality has plummeted, we are better educated than ever, and we have never been able to spread information so widely and so quickly. Come see how the 21st century has created an environment where ideas flourish across many topics. As individuals, it is hard to change the world; but, if enough talented minds come together to solve problems – if we share ideas with one another – then small incremental progress can become huge leaps. Come explore our program area, learn skills, and create ideas about food, exploration, communications and media, transportation, and the workforce of the future in order to be a better global citizen in the years to come. Explore the skills you may need in the future and see how you can develop these into hobbies or careers!
When thinking about Food, it is essential to look at what you eat and wonder, “where does it come from? How do we prepare it?” Participate in activities such as fishing fly tying, casting, catch and release fishing, and a knife skills instruction from a chef. Learn about greenhouses, hydroponics, growing local food, community gardens, and water conservation techniques. Have you ever wondered if eating insects is the answer to sustainable food supply around the world? Find out in the Food area.
From walking around your neighborhood to exploring the cosmos, it’s important to think, “how do we explore?” And what considerations do we need to make when doing so? Exploration has pushed back the frontiers of the unknown and, if you come to our Exploration area, you can immerse yourself in science and research dealing with Earth, the surrounding universe, and the immediate area a little closer to home. Learn how we investigate and collect new information, how new resources and technology are developed in order to expand the limits of our knowledge in science and travel. Venture off of the trail to learn some scouting skills to better prepare yourself the next time you go exploring.
With the rise of the internet, communications and media have changed drastically in a very short period of time so it is important for us to think about how we are communicating with others and ensure that we are processing the messages we are receiving. Our Communications & Media area deals not only with social media, but also with the news and how to tell if what you see and hear is true (#fakenews?). Visit the 21st century TV studio and try any role in the studio, whether you aspire to be an anchor or a cameraman. Visit the amateur radio area and communicate with people around the world (and possibly at the International Space Station!). What is the trick to overcoming communication barriers? Find out here!
We are constantly making decisions especially when we travel because there are numerous methods of getting from one place to another. What kind of decisions do we make when choosing our transportation? At our Transportation area, we offer hands-on experiences like traveling a normal street with a wheelchair or taking a peek at the pros and cons of self-driving vehicles.
We all like to make our lives easier; technology is on the rise and has been used globally to automate jobs, but what opportunities and challenges does this bring to the global workforce? The Knowledgeable Workforce program area seeks to help you think about your future by looking at drones, augmented reality, and even robots!
As scouts, we should all be interested in the future and hope we can all come together and shape it in a positive and sustainable way. There are answers to problems but we must ensure that our solutions are long-lasting. To learn about sustainable solutions, take a peek at the Sustainability Treehouse, a living, interactive education center. Interactive exhibits throughout the Treehouse feature sustainable technologies, including solar panels, wind turbines, and a large water treatment system which all reflect a Scout’s commitment to sustainability.
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