King meets scouts from all over the world outside Kristianstad

Kungen på möte med scouter (bilden är tagen vid ett tidigare tillfälle). Foto: Leif R Jansson.

The King at a scouts meeting (the picture was taken on a previous occasion). Photo: Leif R Jansson.

During the weekend, scouts from all over the world will be meeting outside Kristianstad. They will be visiting the site of the world camp, also known as the World Scout Jamboree, which will take place in 2011.

A forum on the future of scouting is taking place alongside the meeting.

The King is visiting the location of the camp in his capacity as Honorary Chairman of the scout movement, in order to meet the international scouts and find out about the preparations.

Some 30,000 people from 150 countries are expected to attend the World Scout Jamboree outside Kristianstad in 2011.

Kungen på scoutläger i Rinkaby utanför Kristianstad vid ett tidigare tillfälle. Här tillsammans med vice lägerchef Monica Alsén. Foto: Stig-Åke Jönsson, Scanpix.

The King at the scout camp in Rinkaby outside Kristianstad on a previous occasion. Pictured here with the deputy camp leader, Monica Alsén. Photo: Stig-Åke Jönsson, Scanpix.

A forum on the future of the scout movement is taking place alongside the international meeting ahead of the World Scout Jamboree. The scouts aim to prepare young people for life by experiencing adventures and challenges that enable them to grow as leaders and individuals. The scout forum will be discussing the best ways of achieving these aims.

World Scout Jamboree 2011

The scouts' world camp is called a jamboree, and takes place every four years involving scouts from the four corners of the Earth. They gather at the World Scout Jamboree to camp for two weeks and get involved in activities and adventures together.