In 2019, 40 young people and adults from the South West & West Regions of Scotland will join Scouts from across the world in attending the World Scout Jamboree in North America.
The Jamboree will take place in the summer of 2019 at The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia, USA and will be hosted jointly between Boy Scouts of America, Scouts Canada and the Scout Association of Mexico. The three-week experience will give young people and adults the opportunity to meet over 45,000 Scouts from across the world, develop new skills and experience an adventure of a life time.
Within the Unit of 40, Paisley & District is delighted that 9 local Scouts will join the team. As well as young people two adults from the district will be joining them. The individuals include:
Alice McGeechan, 2nd Paisley & District (Abbey)
Ally Weir (Assistant Unit Leader) , 2nd Paisley & District (Abbey)
Hollie Campbell, 3rd Barrhead
Jakub Flak, 15th Paisley & District (Lylesland)
Lucy Reddy, 21st Paisley & District (St Mirins)
Monica McFarlane, 21st Paisley & District (St Mirins)
Morvin Sudding, 3rd Barrhead
Oliver Gibson, 33rd Paisley & District (Gleniffer)
Rob Murray (Unit Leader) , 2nd Paisley & District (Abbey.
Commenting on the selection of WSJ members, Unit Leader- Rob Murray said:
“The World Scout Jamboree provides young people and adults with the opportunity to develop skills for life, make international friendships and try new adventures. This event is one of the best and biggest experiences in the Scouting calendar.
“I am delighted we have an equal split of males and females on our leadership team and very pleased that out of those young people we selected 55% are young women. This is once again highlighting the importance of Scouting being co-education as well as being open to everyone regardless of their background.
“It’s fantastic that we have so many young people attending the event from Paisley and Barrhead. This highlights the great opportunities and programmes being run locally as well as the amazing International cultural outlook we have. Once again this is highlighting why Paisley should be awarded the UK City of Culture.”
Oliver Gibson said:
“I am incredibly excited to take my place at the WSJ in 2019. It has been an event I have wanted to attend from the age of five where as a beaver when an older Scout who had attended the summer previous was placed in front of us and told about the group about how amazing his experience had been.”
Alice Meechan said:
“I am looking forward to the Word Scout Jamboree as it will allow me to learn about other cultures from all over the world. At Word Scout Jamboree I will be able to meet new people that I wouldn’t have normally met and create life long friendships . The Word Scout Jamboree will also give me the opportunity to teach younger generations about the world of scouting and its impact.”
Hollie Campbell said:
“I’m looking forward to experiencing the atmosphere of a World Scout Jamboree”
Morvin Sudding said:
“I am most looking forward to the world scout jamboree in 2019 so make new friends that I will get to know very well, to experience new cultures and try new things.”
Monica McFarlane said:
“I am extremely exited to take part in the world jamboree in 2019. I am hoping to learn about new cultures and also meet more people who enjoy similar activities to myself.”
Lucy Reddy said:
“I am extremely excited to represent not only Paisley and District but West Region and the World Scout Jamboree in North America. This is the opportunity of a lifetime and I’m looking forward to meeting loads of new people from all around the world and learning about different cultures.”
Jakub Flak said:
“I was enthusiastic to know that I was going to the World Scout Jamboree in America, because I am only one year in scouting and I have already achieved this honour. I hope to make new friends and learn more scouting skills.”