Scouts’ Scandinavian adventure

Fenland Scouts travelling to the World Jamboree in Sweden.
Fenland Scouts travelling to the World Jamboree in Sweden.

A GROUP of Fenland Scouts are currently enjoying a Scandinavian adventure at the World Scout Jamboree.

Five teenagers from 3rd Wisbech Scouts and three Scouts from the 1st Whittlesey pack jetted off to Denmark on Sunday.

Scouts from across the UK were meeting in Copenhagen to get to know each other for three days before setting off to the fields of Rinkaby, near Kristianstad in southern Sweden, for the Jamboree.

Calvin Bishop, aged 14 from Wisbech, said last week: “I have been counting down the days until we leave and finished packing two weeks ago. The people I am going with have become my closest friends and I can’t wait to make friends with Scouts from all over the world.”

As well as being a fantastic opportunity for young people, the event is an amazing chance for adult volunteers, including the Cambridgeshire volunteer Marcus Coulson, to take part in activities and learn new skills that they can use in other aspects of their life.

There will be a veritable smorgasbord of activities for the youngsters to take part in at the seven-day Jamboree.

One of the key elements of the programme will be using the natural environment as a learning tool, demonstrating both its vulnerability and what individuals can do to better protect the world we live in.

The Wisbech Scouts attending are: Calvin Bishop, Thomas Evans, Jake Smith, James Evans, Richard Noot-Davies and Daniel Smith.