About the Jamboree
Safe from Harm
- The Safe from Harm training aims at ensuring a safe and sound environment for young and adult participants alike during the 25th World Scout Jamboree.
- It must be completed by individuals ages 18 and older (IST, JPT, and unit leaders, other staff members); they will know about the hazards likely to be present and emergency preparedness.
- All teens attending the Jamboree have a right to be protected from harm. Having responsibility for protecting them, adults need to be careful to notice things, especially possible danger and take a prompt and appropriate action—which the World Organization of the Scout Movement prioritizes.
Key Policies of the World Organization of the Scout Movement
- Scouting, a worldwide youth movement without discrimination of any kind for reasons related to gender, nationality, race, religion, or other differences, enables young people to set and accomplish personal development goals and play the role of citizens within local and global communities.
- For the purpose of a secure and supportive environment for teenagers, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child entered into force in 1990. The World Scout Conference approved the resolution on Keeping Scouts Safe from Harm in 2002 and the World Safe from Harm policy in 2017 as well.
- On the basis of the principles of the World Safe from Harm policy (2017) and the Jamboree guidelines, the Safe from Harm training of the 25th World Scout Jamboree is mandatory for people 18 years and older (IST, JPT, and unit leaders, all other staff).
Safe from Harm
- You might be wondering why we talk about hazard-related topics. This is because you can safeguard children and also yourself when you recognize them clearly.
- Adults attending the Jamboree will learn to cultivate their abilities to spot the signs of harm and deal with youth protection.
- Although it is everyone's right not to be harmed by others, our concern goes to young individuals here—since they are often at risk by adults or their peers. Needless to say, human rights should never be compromised with anything.