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24th WSJ West Virginia


24th World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia

In continuation of the R.S.I. “Panos Mylonas”, World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) initiative “Improving global road safety”, an international wide scale implementation and exposure of the programme is scheduled to take place this Summer at the 24th World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, USA  during 22.07 - 02.08.2019.


What is the World Scout Jamboree?

The largest Scouting meeting, organized every four years by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) in different locations over the world, attended by tens of thousands of Scouts from all countries, aged 14 to 18. The 24th World Scout Jamboree will take place this summer in West Virginia, USA. More info at


Traffic Safety Activities to be held at the 24th WSJ:

  • Experiential Training Activities

  • “Holding Hands” Event

  • Audiovisual Material of RSI & FIA Road Safety campaigns (#3500LIVES campaign).

  • Research On Youth Driving Attitudes and Behaviors


Holding Hands Event

Scouts around the world will join hands to give a promise and commit to act, strengthening global forces against the number one cause of death for young people: road traffic crashes. A boy and a girl scout from each continent will join hands to form a circle and send a message for road peace against the war on the roads through working together in a “Spirit of Unity” so as to “STOP Road Crashes”.

They will wear reflective vests over their uniform and sing a song we are preparing especially for this event with the message “Peace on the Roads of the World”.

Creating thus a global alliance for Safety and Courtesy on the Roads, as Roads to Future will save lives and make our world better.



The main objectives of the Research on Youth Driving Attitudes and Behaviors is to:

Track the attitudes and behaviors regarding drinking and driving, self-perceptions, values as guiding principles in life, as well as issues concerning traffic culture in general.

The results will lead to the development of intervention and prevention  programmes based on cross cultural issues and references to other countries.

The research is a follow up on previous research held at the 23th Scout Jamboree in Japan (2015) and at the 15th MOOT in Iceland (2017).


Scouting for Global Road Safety

RSI “Panos Mylonas” in collaboration with the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) implemented training workshops at major Scouting events.



The initiative was

▸held under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

▸included in the Resolution of the UN General Assembly A/66/389.

Previous events:

2011 – Sweden, 22nd WSJ   

2013 – Canada, MOOT

2015 – Japan, 23rd WSJ

2017 – Iceland, MOOT


"Holding Hands for Road Safety at the 22nd WSJ in Sweden"

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