Our second Unit of young people attending the 25th World Scout Jamboree is Unit 38
27 young people from Wetherby to Wakefield will be joining 9 from Royston to Rotherham, along with reserve participants, to form unit 38 – Central and South Yorkshire. Unit 38 will be accompanied by 4 leaders – Alex Mutch from Shire Oak, Frey Wilson from North Leeds, Kat Steel from South Yorkshire, and Martin Norman from SLAM.
We will be meeting as a whole unit for the first time on 10th April for our ‘Dream Wild’ event, getting to know each other and discovering our dreams for the jamboree and the journey to the jamboree. We will start to get ideas for our unit name, and badge design, and input from young people on what they want to see from their jamboree journey. Plans are in motion for a series of training camps and events to make sure all of our unit can be prepared – this will include plenty of camping experience, preparation for our ‘big city’ visit, team building, a fundraising workshop, and even young spokesperson training! We are also planning to do some joint events with our neighbouring units – Unit 37 (Central and Cleveland) and Unit 43 (South Yorkshire)
Although we have only just formed as a complete unit, plenty of our young people have already been involved in some great fundraising efforts – we’ve already had stories of fun days and of pantomimes (obligatory ‘oh no we haven’t’!). Watch this space for news on future fundraising activities as we really get going!
The leaders attended their first UK Contingent training day in Stoke in February and had lots of fun meeting other unit leaders, hearing about all the exciting plans that are coming together and meet our UK Contingent liaison/support team member. The leaders are determined that this will build on the success of previous units to deliver an experience that will reach as many young people in Central Yorkshire as possible with ‘join-in-jamboree’, be the most sustainable yet, continue with the youth-shaped legacy, and give life long memories of fun, adventure, and perhaps above all in our current world – skills for life in peaceful cultural exchange and international friendship for our young people.”