'Excited' Dunchurch teen chosen to represent UK at World Scout Jamboree - The Rugby Observer

'Excited' Dunchurch teen chosen to represent UK at World Scout Jamboree

Rugby Editorial 5th Sep, 2022   0

AN ‘EXCITED’ Dunchurch teenager has been selected to play a key role at largest Scout camp to be held since the start of the Covid pandemic.

Harry Bennett, 17, is one of 950 adult volunteers selected to represent the UK and help deliver next year’s World Scout Jamboree in South Korea.

The Jamboree will see 50,000 young people come together for a skills, cultural and adventure festival in scenic South Korea.

As part of the event’s International Service Team (IST), Harry will spend his summer holiday helping young people have the adventure of a lifetime while thinking about global issues in a new light.

The 6,000 strong IST undertake a variety of roles, including planning and delivering activities, and providing key services such as medical, catering, and infrastructure.

Harry will have the opportunity to not only pass on his skills to young people but also develop personally – and will gain a greater insight into global issues.

Harry Said “I’m excited to experience a different journey on the flip side of things. I really want to make sure that everyone has an amazing time and embraces the different culture.”

UK Chief Scout Bear Grylls said: “Congratulations to Harry and all the other adult volunteers who have been selected to support this adventure. World Scout Jamborees only happen every four years, and tens of thousands of Scouts from across the world attend each one. Young people could not take part in these life changing events without the support of adult volunteers like Harry.

“Over the last couple of years adult volunteers have played an important part in holding our communities together. Now is their chance to have an adventure.”

The Korean Jamboree will be largest Scout camp to be held since the start of the pandemic. Over 3,000 young people and 950 adult volunteers from the UK will take part.


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