Worthing District Scouts go to Japan Jamboree

The Worthing District Scouts who are about to set off for the World Scout Jamboree 2015 (WSJ 2015) in Japan. From left: Hannah Walker, Jon Starr, Hannah Mitchell, Tara Greenhalf, Holly Seacombe, Katie Jones, Matthew Votta and James Clegg CONTRIBUTED PICTURE
The Worthing District Scouts who are about to set off for the World Scout Jamboree 2015 (WSJ 2015) in Japan. From left: Hannah Walker, Jon Starr, Hannah Mitchell, Tara Greenhalf, Holly Seacombe, Katie Jones, Matthew Votta and James Clegg CONTRIBUTED PICTURE
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After two years of planning, training and fundraising, a group of Scouts are set to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime trip.

The Worthing Scouts are part of ‘Yewnity, Unit 18’, the UK contingent attending the World Scout Jamboree in Kirara-hama, Japan, from July 28 until August 8.

The event, which takes place every four years, brings together 33,000 young people from more than 150 countries.

“It’s going to be an amazing experience,” said 15-year-old Hannah Walker, one of four chosen to represent Worthing District at the Jamboree. “It’s once in a lifetime, and life changing.”

Jess Plumtree, one of four Yewnity Leaders, added: “We’re extremely excited to get going.”

Their first stop is Tokyo for three days, before they travel by bullet train to Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi City.

They will also visit Hiroshima, marking the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the nuclear bomb in August.

Once the Jamboree is over, Yewnity members will stay with host families before flying back to the UK on August 10.

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