Worksop scout helps out at Japan’s jamboree

Jack Walker
Jack Walker
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A scout is enjoying a jaunt in Japan after volunteering at the annual World Scout Jamboree.

Jack Walker, aged 19 from Worksop, is volunteering for the International Service Team - the driving force behind the jamboree.

Jack Walker

Jack Walker

The team is made up of 6,000 volunteers from around the world who enable the jamboree - the annual gathering of tens of thousands of scouts from around the globe - to happen each year.

He joins doctors, caterers and IT consultants who help with the smooth running of the jamboree, at which 30,000 scouts meet people from around the world, take part in challenges and discuss global issues.

Jack said: “Volunteering in scouts is great and gives me the opportunity to go to the World Scout Jamboree where scouting is all about adventure and changing young people’s and leaders’ lives.

“The jamboree is an opportunity of a lifetime for those involved.”

Chief Scout, Bear Grylls, said: “While lots of people know that scouting is all about adventure, they often don’t realise that adult volunteers get to do just as much as our young members through their involvement.

“The World Scout Jamboree is a great example of this.

“Over the course of the Jamboree scouts will be able to meet people from around the world, take part in amazing adventures and experiences and be challenged to think about global issues in a new light. That is why scouting is one of the greatest youth movement on earth and why I am so proud to be part of it.”

A Scout Association spokesman said: “Adventure is at the core of scouting, and the Association passionately believes in helping members fulfil their full physical, intellectual social and spiritual potentials by working in teams, learning by doing and thinking for themselves.”