Saturday, March 22, 2008

National Jamboree Iceland 2008

On the jamboree logo there are three items: three swords, three waves, and the symbols of the scouting and guiding movement. The three swords characterize the vikings. In the logo the swords have been stuck into the ground, thus symbolizing peace. The three figures remind us of the three pledges in the Scout Promise and the erected swords also remind us of the three fingers we hold up when we salute. The waves are also three and symbolize the ocean which surrounds Iceland and the vikings used to sail their ships on in order to move between countries. The scouting and guiding symbols need no explanation and the colours blue, red and white are the colours in the Icelandic national flag.

The official website is

In the summer of 2008, on July 22nd through the 29th, Icelandic Scouts and Guides will host a National Jamboree at Hamrar Akureyri. Hamrar is a Scout centre own by the city of Akureyri but operated by Icelandic scouts.

The centre is located at Akureyri in the North of Iceland. Scouts and Guides aged 10 and older from all over the world are welcome to join the Jamboree and take part on the Viking Trail of our international atmosphere. The camp fee is 29.500 ISK. You can register now by sending us email, but formal online registration will open in February 2008. And for further information please does not hesitate to contact us at

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