Saemangeum Jamboree is inevitable… After the UK, the US also withdraws campsites

The ‘2023 Saemangeum World Scout Jamboree토토사이트‘, which had an endless controversy over the opening in the heat wave and poor management, eventually faced a phase of limping. Following Britain, which sent the largest number of 4,500 youths, the American scout delegation also decided to withdraw early from the campsite, making it difficult to maintain normal competitions.

Lou Paulson, Executive Director of the Boy Scouts of America, sent an e-mail to Jamboree parents and international volunteer team members on the 5th and announced that they had decided to leave the Jamboree Camp early due to bad weather and the resulting on-site conditions.

The U.S. delegation will continue its regular program at the Saemangeum camp in Buan-gun, North Jeolla Province until this day, and then move to Camp Humphreys, a nearby US military base in Pyeongtaek, where it will stay until the 11th.

The U.S. was supposed to dispatch a total of 1,200 people, including adult volunteers.

The Belgian embassy is also said to have inquired if scouts could be accommodated at a large facility in Incheon. In fact, it seems to mean that they are going to withdraw.

The previous day, Britain, which dispatched the most personnel among the 158 participating countries, notified the withdrawal.

The British Scout Federation said in a statement that over the next three days, youth crew members and adult volunteers will leave the Jamboree site in Saemangeum and move to a hotel in Seoul.

He added, “Since our dispatch is the largest, we hope this will help ease the overall pressure on the field.”

As originally planned, the British scouts are scheduled to return home on the 13th, the day after the Jamboree closes.

As the British delegation announced its early withdrawal policy, concerns grew that other countries would also announce their withdrawal, and as the United States followed suit, anxiety about the disruption of the Games is growing.

With the withdrawal of the British and American delegations, there are concerns not only about the 600 billion won economic effect that the Organizing Committee expected at the opening of the Jamboree, but also about the loss of national prestige.

From the beginning of the opening of this Jamboree, points were continuously raised about the successive heat-related illnesses caused by the heat wave, unsanitary toilets and changing rooms, poor meals, and the organizing committee’s complacent management.

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