25th World Scout Jamboree

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25th World Scout Jamboree
25th World Scout Jamboree
Official logo for 25th World Scout Jamboree
Theme Draw Your Dream
Location Saemangeum, Buan-gun
Country South Korea
Coordinates 35°42′56″N 126°35′39″E / 35.71556°N 126.59417°E / 35.71556; 126.59417
Date 1-12 August 2023
Camp Chief Simon Hang-bock Rhee
Affiliation World Organization of the Scout Movement
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The 25th World Scout Jamboree was held from 1–12 August 2023 at Saemangeum, North Jeolla, South Korea, hosted by Korea Scout Association with the theme, "Draw Your Dream".[1] About 43,000 participants from 158 countries attended.[2][3] The location, Saemangeum, is a reclaimed tidal flat on the coast of the Yellow Sea in South Korea. The campsite is flat, overlooks the sea on one side and features a view of the mountains. The site is about 8.8 square kilometres (3.4 sq mi), 6.2 km × 1.7 km (3.9 mi × 1.1 mi) (based on the longest points).[1]

Planning and execution failures, in conjunction with recent flooding and a heat wave, led to health issues among attendees. The South Korean government, in cooperation with World Organization of the Scout Movement, decided to evacuate the attendees on 8 August due to Typhoon Khanun.[4] After the evacuation, a program of visits to cultural and historic sites and pop music concerts was improvised for the displaced participants in various regions of the country.[5] The closing ceremony was relocated to a football stadium in Seoul.