Despite heatwave warnings, South Korea presses on with world scout jamboree

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Despite heatwave warnings, South Korea presses on with world scout jamboree

Despite the extreme heat and the early withdrawal of the US and UK contingents, South Korea has decided to proceed with hosting the World Scout Jamboree in Buan. The event has attracted tens of thousands of scouts to Saemangeum, where temperatures have reached 33 degrees Celsius. Concerns have been raised about the safety of participants, as hundreds have already fallen ill due to the high temperatures. In response, the government has promised additional water trucks, air-conditioned spaces, and medical support. However, the organizers faced another setback when the US and Singapore contingents also decided to relocate. Despite these challenges, there are still over 42,000 participants from 150 countries camping at the site. South Korea’s Prime Minister, Han Duck-soo, announced that the jamboree would continue after consulting with other countries and the Korea Scout Association. The World Organization of the Scout Movement had suggested considering ending the event early, but South Korea decided to support the participants until they can return home. Some countries, such as the Philippines and Argentina, have chosen to remain at the campsite despite the extreme weather. In an effort to improve the situation, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol ordered the rollout of tour programs showcasing Korean culture and nature in Seoul and other cities for all scouts. The US contingent will participate in a jamboree program before moving to a different location due to the ongoing extreme weather. The UK contingent, the largest group at the jamboree, has already moved to hotels in Seoul. Overall, the event has faced significant challenges, but South Korea remains committed to hosting the World Scout Jamboree.

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