Our Participants have been announced! See below for who was chosen to represent Preston & District Scouts as part of West Lancashire Scouts’ Unit 55 at the 25th World Scout Jamboree in South Korea in August 2023.

Thanks to everyone that applied and attended our selection weekend earlier this month as everyone did incredibly well and it was a very tough decision for the district jamboree to make.

You can keep up to date with their journey to the Jamboree by clicking the button below:

Abbey (15)

Mungo Park ESU

Lydia (14)

Sea Dogs ESU

Emily (14)

Sea Dogs ESU

William (16)

Mungo Park ESU

The World Scout Jamboree offers young people the chance to learn new skills that they can use in other aspects of their life as well as campaign for change on key world issues that matter to them.

The World Scout Jamboree will be the culmination of 18 months’ work for the young people and their volunteer leaders, who together are called the UK Contingent.

In preparation for a ‘roarsome’ time ahead, young people from the UK Contingent have adopted a logo featuring a Siberian tiger, the national animal of Korea. They have named the tiger ‘Chingu’ a word that means friend in Korean.

Between now and July 2023 they will attend training camps and team building events preparing them for living on the hot and humid site in SaeManGeum, Korea.

The Korean hosts of the Jamboree have challenged participants to “Drawn your Dream” and as part of their Jamboree journey they will have the opportunity to discover new cultures and take part in activities focusing on the environment, skills development and global development issues.

See what they said about what they were most looking forward to and what they hope to get out of the experience below:

I am looking forward to meeting  new people from around the world and making lasting memories. I am also hoping to take away a greater understanding of South Korean cultures and scouting traditions from other countries across the globe.

Abbey (15), Mungo Park ESU

I am very excited to meet as many new and different people as possible. There are many diverse cultures on the World Scout Jamboree and i am so grateful for the opportunity to explore them!

Emily (14), Sea Dogs ESU

I’m most looking forward to experiencing a new country and culture, to me. And I hope to have a fantastic and fun time, with all the Scouts from around the world.

William (16), Mungo Park ESU

I am most looking forward meeting so many new people and making friends for life. I also hope to be able to learn about all the different types of scouting from all over the world.

Lydia (14) Sea Dogs ESU