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JAMBOREE ADVENTURE: Kings Langley Scouts have adventure of a lifetime

 Published on: 22nd September 2019   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

Two Scouts from Kings Langley had the honour of attending the World Scout Jamboree in America recently.

Timmy Gower and Becky Harding, of 1st Kings Langley Scouts, returned from the World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia USA early this, after 12 days at a campsite bigger than central London.

The Jamboree was attended by 40,000 Scouts from around 150 countries and was the largest youth gathering on the planet.

There were over 5,000 volunteer staff and also thousands of day visitors. 

Hertfordshire sent three units of 40 Scouts, with the UK Contingent sending 4,000 Scouts.

Timmy and Becky, alongside fellow Scouts, had free range to take part in hundreds of activities such as climbing, white water rafting, scuba diving, riding huge zip wires and mountain hiking.

There were endless other opportunities to learn about other countries, the environment, technology, science with themed food houses and some Scouts even managed to speak to the International Space Station.

There was then a huge celebration with more live music and a spectacular laser and firework show to bring the Jamboree to a close.

There was also time on the trip to visit New York, Washington DC, watch a national baseball match and spend a little time in Canada.

1st Kings Langley Scouts said the pair came home exhausted “but with the experience, memories and new friendships of a lifetime.”

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