III MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, OKINAWA, Japan – More than 800 American and Japanese Boy and Girl Scouts will team-up and take part in the 18th U.S.-Japan Friendship Jamborette aboard Camp Kinser April 27-29.
This year’s event commemorates the 100th year of scouting and will bring American and Japanese scouts together in a spirit of friendship and international understanding.
The jamborette, sponsored and hosted by the Okinawa Council Scout Association of Japan, and the Greater Okinawa District, Far East Council of the Boy Scouts of America will begin with an opening ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 28. A variety of scouting contests and skill development activities are planned, including: building water-powered rockets, timed tent pitching, memorization games, knot tying relays, rope-bridge crossings and running relays. The day concludes with traditional Okinawan tug-of-war contests from 1-3 p.m.