South Ribble Scouts to visit South Korea for World Jamboree

Posted on - 9th March, 2022 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Education, Leyland, People, Preston News, Proud Preston, South Ribble News
Pic: South Ribble Scouts Charlotte, Demi, Eoghan, Henry, Millie, and Oliver

Six South Ribble teenagers will join 3,228 UK Scouts at a global adventure festival in South Korea next year.


South Ribble Scouts Charlotte, 16, Henry, 15, Eoghan, 12, Millie, 14, Oliver, 13, and Demi, 15, are amongst 50,000 young people from across the world taking part in the 25th World Scout Jamboree (25WSJ).

The event, running from 1 to 12 August 2023 in Saemangeum, South Korea, is the largest Scout camp held since the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Charlotte, 16, from Leyland URC Scout Group 4, said: “The World Scout Jamboree in South Korea will be a life-changing experience.

“I’m really proud to be a part of this journey and to represent South Ribble Scouts and West Lancs Scouts to develop new skills and make friends across the globe.”

The Jamboree is a culture and adventure festival that offers young people the chance to learn new skills and campaign for change on world issues.

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Henry was selected for demonstrating leadership qualities, drive and a determination to help others support their progression and development.

Charlotte was selected for her ‘get up and go’ attitude, demonstrating the skills she needs to succeed in life.

She was praised for her ability to leave her comfort zone to engage and share ideas, allowing others to speak up and take the lead.

The World Scout Jamboree is the culmination of 18 months of work for the young people and their volunteer leaders, known as the UK Contingent.

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UK Chief Scout Bear Grylls said: “Congratulations to Charlotte, Henry, Eoghan, Millie, Oliver, and Demi from South Ribble District Scouts and all those who have been selected to go on this amazing adventure!

“World Scout Jamborees only happen every four years, and tens of thousands of Scouts from across the world attend each one.

“Young people will experience different cultures, languages and cuisine while learning new skills. After two difficult years, these young people must have this opportunity.

“The 2023 Jamboree, hosted by Korea, is set to be one of the biggest and most exciting yet. The theme is, ‘Think big, Dream wild, Act together.’ – focusing on how we can be trailblazers in creating a sustainable world together.”

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To prepare, young people from the UK Contingent have adopted a logo featuring a Siberian tiger, the national animal of Korea, named ‘Chingu’ – meaning ‘friend’ in Korean.

From this March until July 2023, they will attend training camps and team building events to prepare them for living on the hot and humid site in Saemangeum.

The Korean hosts have challenged participants to ‘Draw your Dream’.

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As part of their Jamboree journey, they will have the opportunity to discover new cultures and participate in activities focusing on the environment, skills development and global development issues.

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