Strætó faces death by scouts
Reykjavík’s public transport system, Strætó bs, will implode if no action is taken before the end of July when a few thousand scouts will be requiring its services.
This is asserted in an announcement from the Icelandic Boy and Girl Scout Association that will be hosting the World Scout Moot, at the end of July. While the event’s main area is in Laugardalshöll, the scouts will be staying in 11 schools around the capital area.
The association has secured some private bus services to and from the schools. However, the association has also requested that Strætó bs add more rides during the busiest hours to make sure that the scouts will be able to travel within the city. According to the announcement Strætó has taken the request under consideration.
The gathering will be the biggest scout jamboree in the history of the Icelandic Boy and Girl Scout Association. It will also be the largest gathering ever of scouts ages 18 to 26 with participants from 106 countries in all.
The World Scout Moot starts on the morning of July 25th in Laugardalshöll but later on the participants will spread around the country, taking on 20 thousand hours of volunteer work.