Published: July 4, 2011
Burnham-On-Sea 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.

Emily 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.

Youth participant Caroline Booth said: "We’ve had seven training camps as a unit so far but it’s strange to think that we’ve 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 don’t 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."


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