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Scouts to attend World Scout Jamboree

15 January 2014

Last Saturday, 6 Scouts from 3rd Wombourne attended the selection day to join the West Mercia Unit for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree, which is taking place in Japan in 2015.

World Scout Jamborees happen every four years and bring together Scouts, young and old, from almost every country in the World to make friends and learn about the world we live in whilst also having fun and taking part in many varied and exciting activities. The Jamboree will be a gathering of over 30,000 Scouts who will camp, live and work alongside each other for 10 nights. They will come from different countries, backgrounds, cultures and religions from all around the world. This will be a wonderful life experience for us, where we will also spend time living with a Japanese Scouting family, carry out a community project and visit the 70th anniversary Peace Memorial Ceremony at Hiroshima.

We have just found out that three of our Scouts have been lucky enough to be selected. Daniel Perks and James Platten and Ryan Champion (in Wombourne Explorer Scout Unit and helping in 3rd Wombourne Beavers) will be representing the group and the village of Wombourne in Japan in July next year.

We are very happy and proud for them, and wish them all the best. Over the next year we are planning lots of different events to raise the £9,000 needed to pay for our travel, equipment and training. We will be posting here with details of any events we hold, and would love you to join us to help send them on their journey.