ELAINE Stevens from the Rotary club of Grays Thurrock presented a cheque for £400 to five young people from Thurrock Scouts who are part of a group of eight selected to represent Essex Scouts and the UK at the 24th World Scout Jamboree in July 2019.
Chloe Dell, Conner Martin, Jacob Ward, Katherine Franklin, Lewis Coleman, Niamh Culshaw, Rhiannon Dell & Will Ellis are the young people attending the Jamboree from Essex. They are encouraged to actively participate in fundraising towards their Jamboree fee and they will learn valuable life skills as they do so. Also, part of the fee is to subsidise children from less developed countries the opportunity to go to the Jamboree which otherwise would never be possible.
So, what is a World Scout Jamboree? Well, it takes place every four years and in 2019 will be attended by over 35,000 young people from 168 countries at The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia, USA. It will be hosted jointly between the Boy Scouts of America, Scouts Canada and the Scout Association of Mexico with the theme of ‘Unlock a New World’.
The World Scout Jamboree will be an educational opportunity of a lifetime for the young people concerned, giving a unique international adventure shaped by the young people where everyone will develop personally and have a positive long term impact on their scouting and beyond.