1st Hurstpierpoint Scouts - World Jamboree - West Virginia July 2019
Presenters to an evening Club Meeting on Monday 5th November 2018
We were pleased to welcome Scout Leader, Stephen Hudson and two young scouts,
Ella Barker and Felix Cohen to our recent meeting.
They have been selected to attend the next scouts World Jamboree in West Virginia, USA.
The event will host 45,000 scouts from almost every country in the world for three weeks
including two days in Washington DC and time in Canada.
Stephen will be one of the 9,000 strong International Service Team looking after the scouts.
He had to undergo a rigorous selection process before being selected.
Ella and Felix are busy fundraising individually and with a group of scouts to raise
the £3,495 needed to pay for the trip. This sum includes everything.
Part of the cost is used to help pay for attendance of scouts from
poorer countries who would not otherwise be able to take part.
In this way scouts from every country where scouting occurs will be present.
One of Ella's fund raising efforts, as can be seen from the picture,
included having all of her hair shaved off. The hair was donated to the
Little Princess Trust which makes wigs for cancer patients.
All three were thanked warmly for their account of their activities
and an outline of the jamboree.
Find out about the jamboree at https://ukcontingent.co.uk/jamboree-2019