July 4, 2011
youngsters get ready for World Scout Jamboree
Two scouts from Burnham-On-Sea are among 28 from the Sedgemoor
area who are getting ready to jet off to the World
Scout Jamboree in Sweden.
Burland and Rebecca Roseff were among the youngsters who this
week got a formal 'send-off' before embarking on the adventure
of a lifetime.
Over 38,000 scouts from around the world will gather in Kristianstad
for the event for which participants here in Somerset have been
preparing for over two years planning, raising funds and training.
participant Caroline Booth said: "Weve had seven training
camps as a unit so far but its strange to think that weve
probably only met each other a maximum of fifteen times because
I have made the most amazing friends. Friends who I know I will
be friends with for life."
At Glastonbury Abbey, a special service was held at which parents
and members of the community were invited to come and send-off
the young people on their great adventure.
"As a unit we are now ready for every eventuality when in
Sweden. From one camp to another we all count down the days until
we get to see each other again. My friends at school are all getting
a bit bored after two years of me giving a daily update on how
many days there are left until we go!" continued Caroline.
Chief Scout, Bear Grylls said: "While lots of people know
that Scouting is all about adventure, they often dont realise
that adult volunteers get to do just as much as our young members
through their involvement."
"The World Scout Jamboree is a great example of this. Over
the course of the Jamboree Scouts will be able to meet people
from around the world, take part in amazing adventures and experiences
and be challenged to think about global issues in a new light.
That is why Scouting is one of the greatest youth movements on
earth and why I am so proud to be part of it."