Opening Ceremony of the 24th World Scout Jamboree
‘One month to go, one week to go and
so on goes the count down till the D-
day!’ The long awaited event which
was hovering over us had turned into
reality. Approximately 45 000 scouts
wearing a plethora of colourful scarves
coming from all corners of the world
had gathered in their authentic
uniform at the Summit Bechtel Scout
Reserve at 7 p.m; all with the same
scouting spirit and determination
despite the scorching heat.
We are all gathered here in West Virginia
Everything was ready to make that
ceremony one of most spectacular ever
organised in scouting. It had begun
with a flag carriers show. Cheers of joy
were echoing throughout the reserve.
“UNLOCK A BRAND NEW WORLD”-so
was our motto and aim!
The amalgamation of shows which
followed was undoubtedly rich in
technology and innovation. Many left
Live concert with local artists
During the concert, we were many who
were enjoying ourselves even if
sometimes we were off the rhythm
Aerial show by drones
That show was the pure incarnation of
innovations. It was majestic. The small
dots of light in the air had illuminated
the dark sky.
Spectacular propelling of fire crackers
Apart from these, it was “Our scouts
oath and law which binds our
disciplinary force" ~Baden Powell.
The kick off for the adventure to begin
was given. Lets go!