Worthing District Scouts go to Japan Jamboree
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.
Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.
Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.
1) Make our website your homepage at www.worthingherald.co.uk/
2) Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Worthing.news
3) Follow us on Twitter @Worthing_Herald
4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.
And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!
The Worthing Herald - always the first with your local news.
Be part of it.