Luke and Maria Broadhurst from Knaresborough has been selected to represent the UK as part of a team delivering the World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia next summer. Luke and Maria will work with Scouts from nearly every country in the world to share life skills and deliver this life changing event.
Held only every four years, a World Scout Jamboree is an opportunity young people in Scouting only get once. The World Scout Jamboree brings together 45,000 Scouts from across the world to experience international cultures and celebrate the Scouting principle: to create a better world.
UK Scouting has selected an amazing team to help make this life changing event possible. The team has been brought together from across the country and will make the event possible as well as picking up important skills for life. The team will help deliver all aspects of the event from delivering world leading activities, to awe inspiring staged events through to mass catering.
Luke Broadhurst aged 20 said:
I went to Japan as a young person and got involved in that capacity and I found that everybody was so welcoming and inclusive. I can’t wait to catch up with old friends and make some brand new ones too!.
Maria Broadhurst aged 56 said:
I saw how my son enjoyed being a part of the World Scout Jamboree and I knew that I wanted it for myself! I’ve been involved in Scouting since my kids joined 11 years ago. I’m really looking forward to meeting new people as well as going to the USA.
Chief Scout Bear Grylls said:
Congratulations to Luke and Maria Broadhurst and all the other UK volunteers who have been selected to support Scouts at the World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, USA. While lots of people know that Scouting helps young people learn the skills they need for life they often don’t realize that adult volunteers learn just as much as our young members.
The Jamboree is a great example of this. Over the course of the Jamboree our volunteers will be able to meet people from around the world, take part in amazing adventures and experiences, learn new skills and be challenged to think about global issues in a new light. I wish Luke and Maria all the best and I know they are going to have an amazing time next over the next few years.
The 24th World Scout Jamboree will be hosted by the United States, Canada and Mexico Scouting Associations, and will take place between July and August 2019. They aim to focus on the cultures of the ‘New World’.