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Explorer Scouts picked for big Japan jamboree

Helen Garrick and Sam Peall, both 14, are destined to be in Japan for the next World Scout Jamboree.

Helen Garrick and Sam Peall, both 14, are destined to be in Japan for the next World Scout Jamboree.

Three Explorer Scouts have been selected to represent the UK, the county and their local units at the 23rd World Scout Jamboree.

Fourteen-year-olds Helen Garrick and Sam Peall from Metheringham are in the Dodgers Explorer Scout Unit while Rose Kirk, 15, from Spilsby, is in the Nomads Explorer Scout Unit based at Sleaford.

At a recent event at Spilsby, Helen, Sam and Rose were selected to be among the lucky 27 Lincolnshire Explorer Scouts to attend the next jamboree, being held in Kirara-hama, Japan, during the summer of 2015.

Nigel Savill, District Commissioner, commented: “They are incredibly lucky to have been selected, being only 3 of 3,500 young people from the whole of the UK lucky enough to be chosen to attend this one-off event.”

Rose said: “It’s like the Olympics but for scouts.”

The theme of the jamboree will be ‘Wa’ meaning harmony, unity, friendship and peace allowing a ‘spirit of unity’ to share others’ cultures and faiths, take part in adventurous activities and grow as global citizens to tackle world issues.

Sam, Helen and Rose have to prepare for the challenges ahead – including raising the £2,800 each required to cover transport, equipment and event fees.

 

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