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Issue 332 – Scouts from Frome jet off for the adventure of a lifetime

Explorer Scouts from Frome are joining 4,000 other Scouts from across the UK and 34,000 others from across the world for two weeks of activities, fun and making new friends at the World Scout Jamboree this week.

Andrew Francis and Joshua Fonseka from 5th Frome left for the Jamboree, being held in Sweden this year, early on Sunday morning along with 60 other Somerset Scouts attending this truly international event.
The Frome Scouts have arrived in Denmark where the capital, Copenhagen, is being taken over by the Scouts getting to know each other, seeing the sights and taking part in activities, before they travel to the World Scout Jamboree site in the South of Sweden.
As the Frome Scouts arrived in Copenhagen for the pre-jamboree they experienced an action packed morning of martial arts, body combat, hip hop and zumba in the city’s Tivoli gardens.
As well as being a fantastic opportunity for young people, the event is an amazing chance for adult volunteers to take part in activities and learn new skills that they can use in other aspects of their life.
The World Scout Jamboree will include seven days of activities, with modules based around global development, quests, people and the environment. One of the key elements of the programme will be using the natural environment as a learning tool, demonstrating both its vulnerability and what individuals can do to better protect the world we live in.
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 movement on earth and why I am so proud to be part of it.”

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