South Yorkshire Scouts off to Japan for global jamboree

Teenagers from South Yorkshire are preparing for a once in a lifetime adventure to the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan next year
Teenagers from South Yorkshire are preparing for a once in a lifetime adventure to the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan next year
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Scouts from across South Yorkshire are set to jet off to Japan next year along with 30,000 others from across the globe for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree.

The South Yorkshire Scouts Jamboree Unit of 36 youngsters aged 14 to 18 visited the National Railway Museum in York as part of preparations for the event.

Scout leader Danny Levick said: “The scouts have a busy year ahead while we finalise preparations for the expedition to Japan next summer. As well as making sure they’re ready for the difference in culture and the heat and humidity, the unit is also working hard to raise the individual participant fee of £3,000. Part of the fee also goes towards supporting young people from the developing world to attend the Jamboree.”

Unit member Andy McAteer, aged 16, from Doncaster, said: “The opportunity to visit and see the bullet train was fantastic. It has really helped our preparations. When we’re in Japan we will be using the trains to get around and being able to get on and off them quickly is key as they only stop at the station for two minutes!”

n To donate to the unit email syscoutsjamboree@gmail.com