My experience at the World Scout Jamboree 2019, by Caitlin
Last summer I took part in the most amazing experience of my life. I went to the 24th World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, USA. Here were Scouts from all over the world who had a taste of each other’s cultures, picked up skills for life and made friends. From paddle boarding to mountain climbing I had many amazing experiences and enjoyed the picturesque landscape. I met loads of cool people, swapped neckerchiefs, badges and Welsh goodies with them. The other Scouts in my unit had become a like a family to me as we had bonded through months of preparation camps, fundraising events and get togethers. We were honoured to represent South Wales at such a great event. The Jamboree at the massive Summit Becktal Reserve was full of Scouting groups from 160 countries. Scouting is truly international.
In the USA we had two city experiences in New York and Washington. In New York, we had a tour of iconic sites, Central Park, Times Square and the Statue of Liberty. In Washington we watched a baseball game, visited the Lincoln Memorial and went shopping. Following the Jamboree, we were welcomed to Canada by our home hospitality Scout group (HOHO). When in Canada we took part in Scouting activities such as canoeing and swimming and learned about the area where we were staying.
Over the whole experience of preparation days, camps, fundraising and the trip itself, I made memories and friends for life.
I’d like to thank everyone who helped me go on this trip of a lifetime and made my experience so great.
(5 Llanishen & Lisvane Scouts and Fiery Dragon Explorers received a grant from the Lisvane Community Association towards the £3.5K that they each had to fundraise to attend the WSJ2019).
Scout Post is about to be launched for 2019. Please buy your stamps from our brilliant outlets, Lisvane Store, Kelvin Francis, InSync Pharmacy and Treetops and post our cards in their postboxes. We are very grateful to them for helping us again. Or buy them from a member of Llanishen & Lisvane Scout Group (red and black necker). Thank you for supporting us.
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