Scouts launch year of fundraising events ahead of trip to South Korea

A group of Lewisham scouts and leaders are launching a year-long series of fundraising challenges to enable them to travel to South Korea for the World Scout Jamboree next summer.

Five Scouts/Explorers and four leaders from 1st New Cross Scouts and Golden Hind Explorer Scouts, based in Brockley, have been selected to take part in the prestigious international event which runs every four years at different locations.

Each Scout and leader has to raise £4,500 to fund the event, which sees 50,000 Scouts from across the world meet to share skills, cultural experiences and to foster peace.

One of the Lewisham Scouts’ first major fundraising events will be a movie screening at the Cinema Museum in Kennington on Saturday.

The Scouts will be showing the musical classic Bugsy Malone.

Tickets are £10 for adults, £8 for children and can be booked online through the Cinema Museum’s website, with all proceeds going towards the Jamboree expedition.

Kayla, 15, from Deptford, is in the Scouts’ Explorer section and will be part of the London/Hampshire contingent.

She said: “I have been really immersed in Korean culture for a long time. I like to learn about other cultures and languages, so I thought the Jamboree would be a good opportunity to make friends with people from other cultures and countries to see how they live. I want to be even more open-minded towards other people, their cultures and beliefs.”

The 25th World Scout Jamboree takes place in August 2023 in Korea and is open to Scouts age 14-17 years and their leaders.

Pictured top: Scouts, Explorers and leaders at the Scout hut in Brockley (Picture: 1st New Cross Scouts and Golden Hind Explorer Scouts)




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