July 21, 2011
Explorer Scouts join 38,000 at World Scout Jamboree
scouts from Burnham-On-Sea will be among 38,000 youngsters flocking
to the World Scout Jamboree in Sweden this weekend.
Wilkinson, Ben Groves, Emily Burland, Rebecca Roseff and Hannah
Pupplett - pictured - were this week given a formal send-off by
fellow Scouts when they held a special barbecue on Tuesday evening
group is among 28 Scouts from the Sedgemoor area who are making
final preparations to set off on the adventure of a lifetime.
38,000 scouts from across the world will gather in Kristianstad
for the event, for which participants have been preparing for
over two years by fundraising and training.
excitement is really building - it should be a fantastic experience
and we're all really looking forward to it," Ben Groves told
leave on a coach to Copenhagen this weekend where we'll meet the
4,500 scouts from across the UK taking part before we go on to
Kristianstad for the jamboree itself."
The World Scout Jamboree lets Scouts meet people from around
the world, take part in adventures and be challenged to think
about global issues and problems.
Pictured: The group enjoying their formal send-off on Tuesday
at Highbridge's Scout headquarters