SCOUTS from Hampshire will be travelling to South Korea to attend the World Scout Jamboree in August.

Thirty-six Scouts will be living in a global Scouting community, where they will be able to share their culture and friendship with fellow Scouts through accessing over 200 activities.

The Jamboree will be held from Tuesday, August 1 to Saturday, August 12.

The festival, which is held every four years by a different host nation, will see Scouts from 170 different countries uniting in South Korea this time.

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More than 50,000 Scouts will gather in the temperate, oceanic climates of SanManGeum which is situated alongside the Byeonsanbando National Park of South Korea.

The Jamboree aims to combine Scouting values with global citizenship and sustainability, as well as incorporating life skills and leadership.

Preparation camps and events have been happening in Hampshire with many young people giving up weekends to spend valuable time with their Units.

Hampshire’s Unit 61 assistant unit leader Joseph Shippam said: “Our preparation camps have been important for us as a unit to develop and prepare for three weeks of fun and adventure. Taking 36 young people halfway around the world is a big job, so it’s important that we train the young people up in skills such as cooking and first aid, not only to prepare them for the jamboree but as skills for life.”

Following a very busy two years from their selection process, the Scouts from Hampshire have been learning important life skills and steadily raising funds to embark on their ultimate, concluding adventure to their Scouting youth chapters.

Explorer Scout Sam, 14, from Fleet, said: “My favourite memory was when I was taught how to play the accordion, whilst learning Morris Dancing’ Explorer Scout Tilly, 15 from Petersfield said ‘The best moment was meeting people that have become some of the best people ever, and friends I’ll keep forever.”

The event which promises to be an unforgettable experience will exhibit the benefits and skills that Scouting can bring to the lives of young people.

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UK Chief Scout Bear Grylls said: “Attending the World Scout Jamboree is a pinnacle moment in Scouting. Being selected to represent your contingent is an honour, it demonstrates the epitome of all the hard work and skills for life that one can learn through Scouting. These young people are our next generation of ambassadors.

“The world is ever-changing but Scouting has them well prepared for C2 General their futures ahead by placing them in good stead to be able to tackle global challenges as an accountable citizen. Being on World Scout Jamboree is the perfect time to use these Scouting skills and develop them further by learning about other cultures, languages and skills whilst at the same time being able to freely express yourself and grow your dreams.”

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