From Tonbridge to the 2019 World Scout Jamboree

By Adam Chilton|November 6, 2017|Explorer Scouts, Scouts, Tonbridge District News

Tonbridge District has selected it’s representatives to the 24th World Jamboree taking place from 22nd July 2019 to 2nd August 2019 in West Virginia, USA. Their journey towards the Jamboree will be told here so check back for updates:

24th World Scout Jamboree Horizontal Logo

Jamboree Selection 12/10/2017

The Tonbridge District representatives for the World Scout Jamboree are as follows (drum roll please…)

Ellie Bristow
(6th Tonbridge)

Catherine-Jane Cornish
(Low Weald Explorers)

Fynn Davies
(14th Tonbridge)

Megan Hillas-Smith
(Low Weald Explorers)

Kathryn Morrish
(17th Tonbridge)

Harry Patient
(8th Tonbridge)

Andrew Wilson
(14th Tonbridge)

Congratulations to these very deserving seven!

I’m sure we will be seeing and hearing a lot more from them as they fund-raise for themselves and others less fortunate to attend the Jamboree in 2019.

For those of you who didn’t get to go this time there are many other international opportunities through scouting either to take part or help run an event. Keep an eye out on the website for details as they arrive.

Jamboree Selection Camp 06/10/2017 – 08/10/2017

To attend, first you must camp!

To represent Tonbridge District at the 2019 World Scout Jamboree, first applicants had to attend a weekend camp where they were put through their paces and generally have some fun. A report of the weekend can be read below

Camp write-up

By Emma Manning, Explorer Leader

Wow what an incredible Jamboree selection weekend. Tonbridge leaders were witness to great leadership, new friendships and lots of fun all round. Every single young person pushed themselves to the max showing off their wonderful personalities through a series of activities from climbing the dizzying heights of the cube to talking to a room full of people they hadn’t met before the weekend.

“Tonbridge leaders were witness to great leadership, new friendships and lots of fun all round.”

Participants were able to do activities such as air riffle shooting, zip wiring, potholing, wide games, crate climbing, camp fire just to name a few. Every selection participant should be massively proud of their achievements throughout the whole weekend making it extremely hard for the leaders to decide who to give the very limited spaces for attending the 2019 Jamboree.

Participants were able to do activities such as air riffle shooting, zip wiring, potholing, wide games, crate climbing, camp fire just to name a few. Every selection participant should be enormously proud of their achievements throughout the whole weekend and for making it extremely difficult for the leaders to decide who to give the very limited spaces to attend the 2019 Jamboree.

As they embark on their journey they will need to fund raise £3000 as well as attending camps with the rest of the young people from other Districts to form the Kent contingent. Tonbridge district will do everything they can to support our participants through the process. Stay tuned for further updates on our lucky 7 and their progress. Exciting times ahead!

World Scout Jamboree Tonbridge District Selection Camp

Smile for the camera!

World Scout Jamboree Tonbridge District Selection Camp - funny faces photo

What they look like normally…

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