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Release of “ACT!” European Jamboree 2020 Official Song

Our motto LOOK AROUND, WAKE UP and ACT – is often repeated throughout the song. It reminds us the path that we, as conscious citizens of the world, must follow every day to save the future of the Earth.

We are honoured to present the Jamboree song – let it be the biggest motivation for next year and the European Jamboree!

The words created by Ilona Opulska have the incredible power to inspire actions and show that even the smallest actions  have the potential to make a difference. We should remember that this power to make a difference becomes even greater when we involve our loved ones, family, friends or colleagues.

The music video that accompanies our song shows how easy it is to achieve the goal when you combined forces with people who share the same values. This video was recorded during the 4th Heads of Contingents Meeting, where over 200 scout leaders involved in the preparation of EJ2020 gathered together. Their task was to construct the Goldberg machine. The participants were divided into small groups. Each group had to build different parts of the machine. The time and energy invested in creating their small part demonstrated to each team how important every small action is.

Great changes are created by small actions.

LYRICS

V.1

In the woods hear a silent cry
Can you tell me why? (oo – oo – oo – oo)
Look around – use your helping hand
We’re running out of time!

We need to ACT!
We are the change
Think of all the things we’ll do-o to-ge-ther!

One little drop
Of sobriety
Will help us change reality
– – –
We need to talk (Ooo – oooo – oo)
Scouts & Guides (Ooo – oooo – oo)
Lo-ok around (Youu – oo – oo)
We need to, we NEED to ACT!

V.2
In the water our thoughts running deep…
And they won’t let us sleep!

(Oo – oo-oo – oo-oo – oo-oo – oo)
Let the wind of cha-ange SPARK a FIRE in your heart
And you’ll KNOW where to start!

C.2.
We need to ACT!
We are the change
Think of all the things we’ll do-o  to-ge-ther!
One little drop
Of sobriety
Will help us change reality
– – –
We need to talk  (Ooo – oooo – oo)
Scouts & Guides (Ooo – oooo – oo)
Lo-ok around (Youu – oo – oo)
We need to, we NEED to ACT!

Our Earth is in a lot of pain
Ask yourself – what do we want to gain
We need to ACT! The time is NOW!
You don’t know how? – WE’LL SHOW YOU HOW!!
– – – – – – –
Our Earth is tired
But she’s so much to give
We ‘gotta help her – SHE NEEDS TO LIVE!
Brother & sister – it’s plain to see
We need to WAKE UP at the JAMBOREE!

C.3.
ACT!
We are the cha-aa-aange
Think of all the things we’ll do-o to-ge-ther!
One little drop
Of sobriety
Will help us change reality

We need to ACT!
We are the cha-aa-aange
Think of all the things we’ll do-o to-ge-ther!
One little drop
Of sobriety
Will help us change reality

The song was recorded in cooperation with Sussex Place Studios, London College of Music (University of West London).
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