A TRIO of Scout volunteers have been chosen to hand out skills for life at a jamboree next year.
Ross Bedford, Claire Robinson and Ben Hobson from Solihull are three of 950 adult volunteers that have been selected to represent the UK and help deliver the South Korean World Scout Jamboree, as part of the International Service Team (IST).
They will be part of a multinational team of adults who are volunteering to spend their summer holiday helping 50,000 young people have an adventure of a lifetime, whilst thinking about global issues in a new light.
Ben said: “After hearing about how amazing the Jamboree experience is from other people I jumped at the chance to join the international volunteering team as I get a chance to enjoy the experience while also providing a great experience for young people.
“I am hoping to use this event to also develop myself and work on building my confidence and to put my activity qualifications to good use.”
Between now and July 2023, Ross, Claire and Ben will be supporting their local unit of young people that are attending the World Scout Jamboree.
This will include spending time on personal development and using their journey to Korea to inspire others in the local area.
Through being a part of the IST, Ross, Claire and Ben will have the opportunity to not only pass on their skills to young people but also develop personally. They will gain a greater insight into global issues, whilst making lasting friendships with adult volunteers from around the globe.
Claire said: “I’m so pleased to be selected to represent the UK at the World Scout Jamboree. In 2015 I went to the Jamboree in Japan and it changed my life.
“I love Asian culture and really want to learn Korean and inspire the next generation.”