Held every four years, the international jamboree brings together scouting groups from over 169 countries around the world. It enables young people to experience new adventures, cultures and friendships. From taking part in adventure activities such as aerial sports and climbing, to learning about North American culture and global issues, the 12-day adventure aims to promote a greater understanding of different cultures and to allow scouts to develop leadership and life skills.
The 24th World Scout Jamboree will be held in the USA from 22 July to 2 August 2019, at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia. Lucy and the rest of her unit will also attend a UK contingent event in Washington, DC and will then visit Canada, where they will be hosted by a local scout group.
Lucy is following in the footsteps of her older sister, Rebecca, who represented Warwickshire at the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan in 2015. RSK also supported Rebecca’s trip to Japan. Lucy has been fundraising locally and selling scouting badges to reach her target of £3550.
Lucy Steward (right) following in the footsteps of older sister Rebecca (left)
Lucy’s father, Mark Steward, says: ‘Lucy is incredibly excited about following in her sister’s footsteps, albeit this time to the USA, and will no doubt learn many new skills that will benefit her and the community in the years to come.’
Lucy says: ‘I’m really lucky and excited about being chosen to represent Warwickshire and the UK at the jamboree, as it’s a great opportunity to meet and build friendships with scouts and guides from all over the world.’
Lucy’s trip can be supported by emailing email@example.com and mentioning Lucy in the message.