Members of the Toronto Police Service Rover Crew attended the 2015 Pacific Jamboree in Sooke, British Columbia. Approximately 3,000 Scouts from across Canada and the world attended this one week event. TPS Rovers attended as Officers of Service as part of the Jamboree Emergency Services Team.
Rovers participated in two days of pre-jamboree training, learning the importance of effective communication over radio, how to be a dispatcher, conflict resolution, and emergency protocols. All this was put to the test during the Jamboree as our members rose to the challenge to ensure a safe successful conclusion to the jamboree. Rovers had the opportunity to work with youth from vocational groups from all over Canada including the Surrey Search and Rescue Venturers.
We had several visits from some local bears, especially on the last day as everyone was leaving. They were friendly though and nobody got hurt.