Has your time in the Scouting movement benefited or influenced your life in an indelible way? Do you think that the Scout Movement is valuable, and want more people to join the movement? Then take the chance to have your story heard — and its impact felt — around the world with Summit Stories.
Summit Stories is an exciting new program at the 24th World Jamboree that gives ordinary Scouts from around the world the ability to tell the story of how Scouting has impacted their life as it relates to one of four daily themes:
- Gender Equity
- Servant Leadership
- the Value of Scouting n Modern Society
Each speaker will tell their story in front of an live audience of approximately 300 Jamboree participants, staff, and guests, and it will be broadcast to Scouts at the jamboree and around the world via social media and Jamboree livestream channel. Each story will also be recorded and posted online for viewing after the Jamboree. Participants will hear stories told by notable visitors to the Jamboree and by Scouts and Scouters who have distinguished themselves, either in Scouting or in their chosen field.
Those listening to the stories as participants will take part in guided group discussion led by a Summit Stories staff member between stories to give all participants an opportunity to discuss the lessons offered by the speakers and how to put those lessons into action in their own lives.
Summit Stories will take place on four different days over the course of the 24th World Scout Jamboree:
- Saturday, 27 July: Gender Equity
- Sunday, 28 July: Multiculturalism
- Tuesday, 30 July: Servant Leadership
- Wednesday, 31 July: the Value of Scouting in Modern Society
All stories will be presented in the Pigott Dining Hall near Base Camp D. The program will run from 09:00-16:00, with lunch from 12:00-13:00.
For those who would like to view the stories as a symposium participant, each contingent will receive at least one ticket per Summit Stories session to distribute to a contingent member(s). Larger contingents will an receive additional ticket(s) until venue capacity is reached.