Local Scouts and Explorer Scouts braved cold wet weather to attend their first training weekend for the World Scout Jamboree in Japan in August 2015.
Back in November, 16 local Scouts and Explorers attending a selection weekend where they were challenged with a number of activities ranging from a Japanese tea party, to making a cup of tea without a cup to tackling the bouldering wall.
Ninety two young people battled it out for only 27 places and after a gruelling five day snail mail wait to find out, the following young people from the local area were successful in their quest: Robert Lynam, Analise Tuplin, Selina Sanderson, Clare Ballantyne, Charlie Hewis and Tom Bennett, all Louth District Explorers, Luke Fuller and Dan Foster, Louth Wolds Scouts and Andrew Waite and Archie Bennett, 1st Grasby Scouts.
The World Scout Jamboree was originally started by Lord Baden Powell, the founder of the Scouting movement and is a way of bringing Scouts together in the largest event of its kind from across the world. The Scouts will attend their Jamboree in Kirara-Hama in Japan in August 2015, with around 40,000 other Scouts and Guides from across the globe.
The Scouts will attend a four day pre-event in Tokyo, followed by a week at the World Scout Jamboree, and completed by a four day home hospitality visit with a Japanese family.
These young people now have a lot of fundraising ahead of them. If you, or your company, can help contact Explorer Scout Leader, Lucy Stapleton firstname.lastname@example.org.