Tuesday 23rd March 2010 by C. Freeman
Two students from Brooke Weston have been selected to attend the World Scout Jamboree that takes place in Sweden next summer. The event, which will be attended by 40,000 Scouts from more than 160 countries, takes place between 27 July and 7 August 2011.
Year 9 student, Daniel Tough, and Dominic Krone, from Year 10, are both going to Sweden. They attended a selection process at Overstone Campsite where 60 Scouts who had applied were marked on their teamwork and other skills before being whittled down to the final Northamptonshire contingent of 36. Now the Explorer Scouts have to raise £2,250 each to cover the costs of the trip.
Daniel said: 'It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get new experiences and meet people from all over the world. Every country that has a Scouting movement will be attending and I am looking forward to practising my Spanish with the contingent from Spain.'
Daniel, who has been in the Scouting movement since he was five, said: 'The selection process was good fun. Nine applied to go from the Glendon District and all passed. Now the focus moves on to fund-raising. We have been given a few ideas like doing bag-packing, sponsored events and clothing collections. The amount we have got to raise is a bit worrying but it just increases the challenge. At the jamboree I am hoping to experience different cultures, especially as we will be spending 24 hours in a traditional Swedish camp. I am also looking forward to trying out activities, making new friends and improving my team-working skills.'