Former Vice President Jejomar Binay announced on Friday that he will join the biggest World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, USA from July 21 to Aug. 3.
About 50,000 scouts from more than 160 National Scout Organizations, representing more than 200 countries and territories around the world, will be participating in the largest regular event organized by the World Organization of the Scout Movement, according to the organizers.
Binay will also participate in the Bronze Wolf Honours and Awards Gathering on July 23.
The Bronze Wolf is the only award presented by the WOSM World Scout Committee in recognition of an individual’s outstanding service to the Scout Movement.
Last year, the World Scout Committee conferred the prestigious Bronze Wolf Award on former Vice President Binay for his exemplary leadership and service at all levels of Scouting.
Binay is currently a regular member of the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines after his more than a 20-year stint as its National President.
He also served as Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Committee from 2007 to 2009, and 2009 to 2012. He still remains as the only Scout Leader who held the position for two consecutive terms. At present, he serves as the Consultant to the Regional Scout Committee of the Asia-Pacific Region.
With the theme “Unlock a New World,” the 24th World Scout Jamboree is jointly hosted by the Boy Scouts of America, Scouts Canada, and Asociación de Scouts de México.
The World Scout Jamboree is held once every four years and is the largest regular event organized by the WOSM. It is an educational event aimed to promote peace and understanding through various activities that encourage meaningful interaction among different nationalities.