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Bromley scouts fly to USA for international event

by Paul Amass News Press Release

Bromley scouts fly to USA for international event

SCOUTS from Bromley have flown off to the World Scout Jamboree in North America.

They will join 5,000 others from across the UK, and 40,000 more from nearly every country in the world, for two weeks of activities and skills development.

The scouts are flying to New York for 24 hours in the Big Apple before they travel to the Jamboree site in West Virginia.

Jemma Dawkins, 17, said: “I can’t believe we are about to go to the World Scout Jamboree, it’s been two years of preparations.

“This is such an amazing opportunity and I am absolutely overjoyed to be given a chance to go to America. The whole idea of the World Scout Jamboree is mind blowing, the people I am going with have become my closest friends and I can’t wait to make friend with scouts from all over the world!”

Chief Scout Bear Grylls added: “Scouts from Bromley are travelling 3,800 miles to wild and wonderful West Virginia, USA for the 24th World Scout Jamboree. These are some of our brightest and best and every one of them will be an ambassador for the Scouts, the UK’s largest mixed movement, helping prepare girls and boys with skills for life.

“World Scout Jamborees only happen every four years and tens of thousands of Scouts attend each one. They are incredible festivals of peace, friendship and adventure. Young people will make friends for life with people from over 150 countries, experience different food, language and culture while learning new skills. It will be the journey of a lifetime.

“The 2019 Jamboree, jointly hosted by the USA, Canada and Mexico, is set to be one of the biggest and most exciting yet. The theme is “Unlock a new world” – focusing especially on how we can create a sustainable world together.”


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