Help needed to get Harlow Scouts to the USA

Communities / Sat 27th Jan 2018 am31 08:04am

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FIVE scouts from Harlow are looking forward to joining 40,000 young people from around the world for a once in a lifetime adventure. This unprecedented number of Harlow scouts made it through the onerous selection process and have been chosen to represent Essex and the UK at the upcoming World Scout Jamboree (WSJ). The 24th WSJ held at The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia, USA, will be hosted jointly between Boy Scouts of America, Scouts Canada and the Scout Association of Mexico in July 2019.

Harlow scouts qualifying for this prestigious event include: St Marks student, Charlotte Brough (16), formerly of 21st and 7th Harlow scout groups, currently representing Phoenix Explorers and Beaver Young Leaders; Stewards students, Kai Henson (13) and Ben Lavery (14) representing 1st Kingsmoor Scout group and Beaver Young Leaders; St Nicholas student, Jack Mitchell (14), formerly of 16th Harlow and 2nd Great Parndon scout groups, currently representing Phoenix Explorers and Cub Young Leaders; and St Marks student, Logan Thurgood (16) formerly 1st Kingsmoor Scout group, currently representing Phoenix Explorers and Cub Young Leaders.

The World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) is a gathering of Scouts and Guides from all over the planet for an exciting programme of global development, peace, cultural understanding, adventure, friendship and fun. They are usually held on a 4-year cycle and move around the world. To date, every continent except Africa and Antarctica has hosted the WSJ.
The 2019 theme is “Unlock a New World” and the programme will capture the four core values of: adventure, service, sustainability, and leadership. The UK contingent states that the Jamboree will be: Beyond Borders, Beyond Limits, Beyond Expectations. 

Jack said, “I’m very excited to go to the World Scout Jamboree, because I want to meet new people and learn about different cultures.”

Kai said, “The World Scout Jamboree is a once in a lifetime opportunity for scouts like myself, it’ll be a great learning experience for me, as we get to meet scouts from all around the world which makes it so exciting. We will get to learn and enjoy the culture that other scouts have come from and what they do in scouting in their country, and I am proud that I am able to represent my country and my unit. This is what I’m looking forward to the most at the Jamboree.”

Charlotte said, “I’m really looking forward to Jamboree because it is an amazing once in a life-time opportunity that will allow me to meet new people from different cultures and try new things.”

The scouts need to raise a large amount of money to finance this trip. To date they have hosted a Sausage Sizzle weekend at Bunnings Warehouse, organised carparking logistics for The National Riverdance at Mark Hall Academy and will be hosting further events including race nights, bingo nights, charity carparks, curry nights and fun days. For those who shop online the group have an easyfundraising account that gives cashback donations on purchases that are automatically sent to WORLD SCOUT JAMBOREE
2019 – CHARLOTTE, BEN, LOGAN, JACK & KAI. https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/charlottebenloganjackkai/

If you would like to support the team’s fundraising efforts, contact District Commissioner, Toni Mitchell on [email protected]

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