(Pre-Jamboree for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree)
The 30th Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Jamboree (30APRSJ), which also held as the 16th Nippon Jamboree (16NJ), will be held in 2013 in Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi, Japan as the dry-run event for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree (23WSJ). 30APRSJ/16NJ will be a great opportunity for the scouts from the world to learn about Japan and moreover feel the unity of the scout movement by sharing the experience with Scouts from many different countries.
SCOUT MOVEMENT IN JAPAN
The aim of scouting is universal - to help young people to become responsible humanitarian citizens, who can appreciate and practice loyalty, courage and self-respect in an international perspective. With social support and the co-operation of volunteer leaders, the Scout Movement in Japan provides fun-filled, challenging programmes, with an emphasis on developing each youth member's character, health, abilities and sense of service to others. It is non-political, voluntary movement, open to all regardless of origin, race, gender or creed. Those who have physical or mental difficulties are also welcomed, to achieve the ideal of scouting for all.
We are proud that Founder Robert Baden-Powell's world-wide spirit of scouting blended with the Japanese traditions and spirit is now blossoming out and moving on to meet the changing needs of society and young people.