My name is Thomas Taylor and I have been selected, along with 125 other Participants, to represent Kent at the 24th World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, USA in 2019.
The World Scout Jamboree is an international event that brings together the world’s young people. For 10 days, young people work together to find out about each other’s cultures and faiths, learn new skills, take part in adventurous activities and grow as global citizens to tackle some of the biggest issues facing the world today. The theme of the Jamboree is “Unlock A New World”.
Each participant needs to raise £3945 to attend the Jamboree. A significant portion of the fee from each UK Scout is used to assist Scouts from Developing Counties to attend the event.
As part of my fundraising programme, I am holding a quiz night in May, organising a raffle, holding a scout, beach hut party, planning an afternoon tea party at my home, having a stall at the SCIFI event and much more!
I am holding a quiz night on the 11th May at the scout hall in Arkley road. I really hope you would like to attend and buy a ticket (£8 a head) – supper is included (sausages from local Taylor Meats and chip shop chips). As well as that you are welcome to bring your own drinks. Its going to be a fun night I hope you all would like to come. I am also looking for raffle prizes so I would more than grateful for any donations. If you would like to buy a ticket please go to Taylor Meats or email Tjt2005@hotmail.com.
The Jamboree is an opportunity like no other for myself and the other Kent Scouts participants selected. Not only will we get to meet 45,000 people from nearly every country in the world, share my knowledge and experiences whilst working towards greater international understanding but the Jamboree offers us the chance to learn new skills that we can use in other aspects of our lives when we return home.