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Boksburg Scouts selected to represent SA at World Scout Jamboree

This jamboree will feature stadium shows, sustainable development programmes, environmental programmes, junior UN meetings and a live link to the International Space Station.

Dylan Joubert, Caitlin Dace and Morgan Jones, patrol leaders from 2nd Boksburg St Michael’s Scout Troop, were selected by Scouts South Africa to represent their country at the 24th World Scout Jamboree from July 22 to August 2.

According to Peter Dace, Scout group leader, there were 104 scouts selected and they were really proud to be chosen as part of the South African contingent.

“This jamboree will be the largest in scouting history, drawing over 43 000 scouts from more than 150 countries along with nearly 10 000 volunteer staffers to the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, USA,” said Dace.

“The event, held once every four years, was inaugurated in 1920 when 8 000 scouts from 34 nations gathered in London. World jamboree gets young people in scouting, with different customs, from different cultures with different religions together in the brotherhood of scouting.

“Adventure activities at the jamboree include white river rafting, rock climbing, zip lines, rifle, shot gun and archery ranges, mountain bike trails, BMX courses, America’s second largest skate board park, basic kayaking and scuba skills, as well as many cultural events.



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