5 Young People have been selected to be part of the 45 from Berkshire attending the World Scout Jamboree in Japan in 2015. About a month ago they took part in an action packed selection weekend of different team activities with over 170 other applicants. Out of the 15 applications from Slough 5 were successful.
About Selection weekend
3519 Scouts from the UK will join over 30,000 Scouts from all over the world to attend the 23rd World Scout Jamboree, spending 12 days of activities and opportunities to make new friends and learn about other cultures. Scouts from the UK will also get the opportunity to stay with a host family for 3-4 days giving them a real insight to Japanese life.
Why do the Young People want to go to Japan?
Damien Woodall, Adult Volunteer “This is truly a once in a life time opportunity for these Young People. The trip will help each Young Persons confidence, communication skills and much more. They will build memories and friendships that will last forever.”
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout ‘The reason why Scouting remains the largest youth movement in the world is that it’s got great core values: it’s faith, it’s about friendship, it’s about fun – it’s all part of what we wanted when we grew up.’
These Young People are already starting fundraising for the trip and have spent the day bag packing at Sainsbury’s, Farnham Road. Part of the fees paid by UK Scouts goes towards a solidarity fund helping Scouts from less fortunate countries across the world attend the Jamboree. They are also planning to do much more fundraising on the lead up to their trip.