The US scout delegation participating in the 2023토토사이트 Saemangeum World Scout Jamboree will withdraw from the campsite early, following the UK.
Following Britain, which had the largest number of participants, even the United States decided to withdraw, and even the World Scout Federation recommended suspension, putting the Jamboree in danger of being suspended.
Lou Paulsen , chairman of the Boy Scouts of America, told Yonhap News on the 5th , “We are leaving because of the weather.” When asked, ‘Is it correct to stay at Camp Humphreys until the 11th?’, he replied, “Yes. We decided to leave the Jamboree as much as possible and stay there until we return home.” “We sent an e-mail to the parents of the youth members and volunteers to inform them of this situation,” said Paulson. He said, “It is true that the members are regretful about ending the Jamboree activity, including the K-pop concert scheduled for the 6th,” but “The key (of the problem) is the weather, and considering what we have experienced so far, the expected weather, and the capacity of the campground, It was a decision I made to properly take care of the teenagers when I did it.” When asked if other countries were moving to leave, he said, “I don’t know because I haven’t checked it myself.
Even before arriving at the Saemangeum campsite, the American scouts stayed overnight at Camp Humphreys and arrived at the territory on the 2nd.
It was in response to the request of the Jamboree Organizing Committee to repair the campsite damaged by water puddles caused by the heat wave.
The Belgian embassy is also said to have inquired if scouts could be accommodated at a large facility in Incheon.
In the end, at the delegation meeting held at 9 o’clock, it seems that one of three options will be decided: ‘enforcing’, ‘suspending’, or ‘early closing after reduced operation’.
The previous day, Britain, which sent the largest number of 4,500 teenagers, notified the event to withdraw.
The United States was supposed to dispatch a total of 1,200 people, including adult volunteers.
Considering that the number of participants was 39,304 as of midnight the previous day, this means that about 15% of the total decided to leave.
The World Scout Federation issued a statement after the UK’s decision to withdraw, saying, “We requested the Korea Scout Federation to end the event earlier than planned and consider alternatives to support the participants until they return to their home countries.”
“The organizers have decided to continue the event, guaranteeing that they will do their best to address the problems caused by the heat wave by investing significant additional resources,” it said.