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Pocklington District Explorers have 11 members who are going to The 22nd World Scout Jamboree which will take place in Rinkaby, Sweden, between the 27th July and the 7th August 2011.
We are part of a group of 32 scouts from The East Riding of Yorkshire who will be going. Our names are Matthew Boyd, Jenny Bullock, Olivia Compton, Robert Cushworth, Amy Fairclough, Daniel Gowthorpe, Robert Hull, Robert Owen, James Roberts, Josh Woodcock and Sam Woodcock.
We are really excited to be going to the Jamboree but are a little daunted by the fundraising. It will cost around Â£2,000 each because, as well as paying for ourselves, some of our money goes to enable scouts in much poorer countries to travel too, and participate in, a life changing event.
We have a lot of fund raising events planned including a car boot sale, car washing, a lot of bag packing and The Yorkshire Three Peaks Walk, which is 23 (very hilly) miles, in September. We will be keeping this page updated with photos and news of our progress.
We would appreciate your help and every penny makes a difference.
What is a World Scout Jamboree?
Every four years, tens of thousands of Scouts, from every corner of the world, gather in a tented city for two weeks of activities and adventure.
This is a fantastic event where up to 40,000 Scouts live and learn together. This is an amazing first-hand experience of multiculturalism in action, an opportunity to interact and participate with others from different cultures and to build solidarity and understanding across cultural and geographical boundaries. This is a World Scout Jamboree.
Aimed at 14 to 17 year olds, Scouts attend the event in national groups, called Contingents. There is one contingent from each country where there are Scouts recognised by the World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM), and currently there are 160 member countries in WOSM. This is a peace building exercise on an enormous scale.
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