1st Edenbridge Scout Group - 12th Sevenoaks Scout Group
Erik at the 24th World Scout Jamboree
One of our Scout Leaders (Lupin/Erik) is attending the World Scout Jamboree in North America as a member of the International Service Team. Erik will be working for a period of 2 weeks to help deliver the Jamboree program for over 40,000 explorer scouts!
What is a Jamboree?
A Jamboree is a gathering of scouts, usually from around the world. In the case of the World Scout Jamboree, every scouting country around the world is represented at a giant camp that takes place for two weeks every 4 years. Each Jamboree typically consists of over 40,000 Scouts!
Why am I going?
I attended the WSJ in 2007 as a participant and had such an amazing time and learned so many things as well as met so many people from around the world, that now I want to give back by helping to run the next Jamboree.
How Can You Help?
A World Scout Jamboree costs a lot of money, as not only do the participants have to pay to attend, but International Service Team members also have to pay to go and work the event. The trip is estimated to cost £3500, so donations and/or support at fundraising events really help!
Donations towards my Jamboree costs are always greatly appreciated, no matter how small!
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This Jamboree is being held in North America and is co-hosted by the USA, Mexico, and Canada. Scouts will meet and make many friends while taking part in a wide variety of adventurous activities at the Mt Bletchal Summit. Find out moreHere
While at the Jamboree I will be working alongside other IST members from around the world. I hope to be working on the Aerial Sports Team or the IT team, though will not know this until closer to the Jamboree.
I have previously worked at other World Scout Jamborees in Japan and in Sweden, as well as being a participant at the World Jamboree in the UK back in 2007. I enjoy having the opportunity to pay back my experience from 2007 to the next generation of scouts.
You can visit and like my Facebook page below, where I will be posting updates of my journey, from fundraising events, to traveling to the Jamboree itself.
This Jamboree is being held at the Mt Bechtel Summit Reserve in West Virginia. This site was bought by Boy Scouts America for the purpose of hosting national and international Jamborees, and is one of the biggest scout campsites ever built.
The site has some of the worlds largest adventurous activity areas. From the 3/4 mile zip line, to skate parks, and mountain biking routes.