Mersey Weaver Scout District are pleased to announce that in July 2019 we will be sending eleven Scouts and Explorers as well as two adults leaders to the 24th World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, USA. They will go as part of Cheshire's Units 39, 40 and as part of a consolidated Unit 48.

The 24th World Scout Jamboree will be an adventure beyond anything you can imagine. It is to be hosted jointly between Boy Scouts of America, Scouts Canada and the Scout Association of Mexico and will be the biggest Jamboree and youth event EVER.. with over 40,000 participants from over 150 different nations.

The World Scout Jamboree is above all an educational event that brings together the world’s young people to promote peace and mutual understanding and to develop leadership and life skills. It  will feature the hallmarks of past world jamboree programs, such as the Global Development Village, the World Scout Centre, a special sustainability initiative and the socialisation elements that allow participants to make lifelong friends from around the world. As well as an adventurous activity programme which will help them to grow in confidence; participants will take part in community service projects and work with other Scouts from other countries to make the world a better place. They will have to cook and look after themselves for the full 12 days.

Unlike any other youth event, the World Scout Jamboree invites you to surround yourself in diverse global cultures by joining your new Scouting friends at a single destination for 12 unforgettable days. The jamboree experience extends beyond your home—and beyond the boundaries of our countries—to create a global adventure that will last a lifetime! An important aspect of the Jamboree experience will be Home Hospitality, this is where Scouts go and stay with host families an experience everyday life. This will take place in either the USA or Canada.

Through International events our young people help to strengthen relationships with other Scouting organisations throughout the world leading to better understanding of people and global issues. Throughout the entire 24 month process leading up to the Jamboree the young people will go through a journey of self development and training which will help to the gain competencies well into their adult lives and careers.

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Campsite

The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, Summit Bechtel Reserve, Jack Furst Drive, Glen Jean, WV, United States

www.summitbsa.org

Organisations

Timetable

  1. 18/08/17 - Application Deadline
  2. 23/09/17 - 23/09/17 : Selection Day

    Applicants will be invited to attend one of two selection events and interview at The Heath Technical & Business Park

  3. 30/09/17 - Applicants notified

    Applicants will be notified of whether their application to attend was successful. For specific feedback you should contact the District Commissioner directly.

  4. 12/10/17 - First Meeting with successful Mersey Weaver participants & parents

    A meeting for successful applicants and parents to better understand what’s involved, ask questions and understand the expectations of the leaders organising the trip. There will also be a workshop on fundraising facilitated by parents/leaders who had experience fundraising for the 2015 World Scout Jamboree as well as Nord2017

  5. 26/11/17 - 26/11/17 : County Jamboree Launch!
  1. 21/01/18 - 21/01/18 : Team Building Day 1
  2. 24/03/18 - 25/03/18 : Training Camp 1

    In order for the contingent to get to know each other and prepare for the Jamboree this will be the first of four camps participants will attend prior to the trip. There will be the opportunity to learn useful skills that will be key to making the most of the their time while they are away.

  3. 20/05/18 - 20/05/18 : Team Building Day 2
  4. 28/07/18 - 04/08/18 : Chamboree

    In order for the contingent to get to know each other and prepare for the Jamboree this will be one of five camps participants will attend prior to the trip. There will be the opportunity to learn useful skills that will be key to making the most of the their time while they are away.

  5. 05/10/18 - 07/10/18 : Training Camp 2

    In order for the contingent to get to know each other and prepare for the Jamboree this will be one of five camps participants will attend prior to the trip. There will be the opportunity to learn useful skills that will be key to making the most of the their time while they are away.

  6. 26/01/19 - 27/01/19 : Training Camp 3

    In order for the contingent to get to know each other and prepare for the Jamboree this will be one of five camps participants will attend prior to the trip. There will be the opportunity to learn useful skills that will be key to making the most of the their time while they are away.

  7. 13/04/19 - 14/04/19 : Training Camp 4

    In order for the contingent to get to know each other and prepare for the Jamboree this will be one of five camps participants will attend prior to the trip. There will be the opportunity to learn useful skills that will be key to making the most of the their time while they are away.

  8. 14/07/19 - 14/07/19 : Jamboree Send-off
  9. 21/07/19 - 03/08/19 : 24th World Scout Jamboree

    It’s what you’ve all been waiting for the main event

Fundraising

All Participants have to work as a team to fundraise the £51,000 required to send the whole contingent to the Jamboree. This makes international experiences accessible to all families no matter their background or household income as well as reduce the financial burden the volunteer leaders who give up an extraordinary amount of their time and annual leave to make it happen.

We would appreciate your generosity by helping our youth members to participate in this life changing experience by donating to the Mersey Weaver International Fund. No matter how large or small the donation every little helps..

Questions? wsj2019@merseyweaverscouts.org.uk


City Experience

To be Confirmed, United States

Sponsors

Many thanks to the local businesses, organisations and individuals who have contributed towards making this life changing experience possible by investing in the personal development of the young people of Mersey Weaver Scout District:

 

Would your organisation be interested in sponsoring the expedition? wsj2019@merseyweaverscouts.org.uk


Home Hospitality

To be Confirmed (Canada or United States of America), Scouts Canada National Office, Baseline Road, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Participants from Mersey Weaver

Jess McKay

Explorer

Aquila ESU

Lewis Gale

Scout

8th Widnes

Brenden Edwards

Scout

12th Widnes

Katy Wakeman

Scout

1st Helsby

Ollie Lavery

Scout

1st Moore

Aaron Bennion

Explorer

Beacon ESU

Tara Jennings

Explorer

Beacon ESU

Grace Wheeler

Scout

1st Newton & Kingsley

Louie Bostock

Scout

4th Frodsham (Overton)

Ella Pickstock

Scout

4th Frodsham (Overton)

Matt Marnell

Assistant Unit Leader

Unit 39

Oliver Chambers

Deputy Unit Leader

Unit 39

Oliver has a passion for travel, trips to far away places and wandering off the beaten track.  He has amassed a wealth of experience camping in rugged places and wilderness both in the UK and abroad and is always planning his next adventure. Through his own experience, Oliver understands the importance of travel in young people's development and the road of self discovery the contingent will embark on. Oliver attended the World Scout Moot in Iceland as International Support Staff and was the Contingent Leader for Mersey Weaver's Nord2017 Expedition. He is ADC Adventure for Mersey Weaver.

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Contact

Owen Campbell (District Commissioner)

Mersey Weaver District Scout Council, The Heath Technical and Business Park, Runcorn, WA7 4QX.

wsj2019@merseyweaverscouts.org.uk http://merseyweaverscouts.org.uk