Update: 11/08/2022 17:40
Issued by: 11/08/2022, 17:40
Prague – Hundreds of boy and girl scouts from Central European countries and other regions took part in a parade from Prague’s Výstaviště to Letná in the afternoon. The costume march was one of the events of the Central European Jamboree, which is attended by approximately 1,200 scouts from 23 countries in the Czech capital. At the event, an organization with a team of 250 adult volunteers.
The participants in the parade carried flags, heraldic symbols or banners showing which country or region they had arrived in Prague from. For example, the flags of the Czech Republic, Italy, Romania, Israel and Slovakia were on display. On the way through Stromovka and Letná, the scouts sang, played musical instruments and greeted passers-by. For example, the song We Will Rock You by the group Queen was performed, scouts from the Czech Republic then sang the song Đelání by the creative duo Jaroslav Uhlíř and Zdenek Svěrak or Mezi horami from the repertoire of the band Čechomor. Finally, at Letná, the participants took a photo together and around 5:00 p.m. they started
The fifteenth year of the Central European Jamboree started on August 2nd and will last until Friday. The participants found their facilities in the area of the Prague Exhibition Center, where a large tent camp was set up.
This year, the event for boy and girl scouts aged 14 to 17 is named after the Greek goddess of the rainbow, Iris, which, according to representatives of the organization, is intended to refer to the diversity of the world and its people and to celebrate scouting.
In Prague, the organizers have prepared a sports, cultural and educational program for them with the aim of getting to know each other, getting to know new friends, culture, gastronomy, customs and scouting in other countries. Scouts also participate in volunteer activities in the capital cities.
The Central European Jamboree takes place in Prague after 25 years. At that time, the scouts camped at the Džbán reservoir in Prague 6. The last jamboree in the Czech Republic was held in 2014 in Doksy. A joint meeting of scouts from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary has been held regularly in one of these countries since 1997. They follow a similar gathering of scouts called Tábory slavských skátů, which took place in 1931. At that time, about 15,000 people camped in Stromovka.
Junák – Czech Scout is the largest educational organization for children and youth in the Czech Republic. Over the past 15 years, the number of Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts in the country has increased by 75 percent to approximately 73,000. Scouting is the largest youth movement in the world. 60 million people in 216 countries report to it.