The Land of the Rising Sun

The World Scout Jamboree of 2015 was held in Kiara-Hama in the city of Yamaguchi. The Japanese scout organisations hosted the biggest scout event in the world a summer week accompanied with a considerable heat wave. The scouts didn’t only participate in the regular program, surviving the heat was a daily struggle! The IST-camp was called “Camp Desert”.

The Swedish contingent was the third largest with about 1800 scouts, leaders and ISTs. Every group of the contingent also went on a separate journey in Japan to see as much as possible of this land of contrasts.

My group went to Tokyo, visited the Atomic Bomb Memorial, saw the monkeys in Kyoto, enjoyed the hot springs in Nikko and much more!