Do you remember attending a World Scout Jamboree? Remember the thrill of being surrounded by like-minded Scouts from all over the world? Remember learning about other cultures and sharing yours? Remember feeling so proud to be representing South African Scouts? How about helping 4 Scouts experience it too?
The 24th World Scout Jamboree will be held at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia (USA) from 22 July to 2 August 2019 under the theme “Unlock a New World!” As you know, the World Scout Jamboree takes place every 4 years. Only Scouts between the ages of 14 and 18 may attend. This means that a Scout only gets one chance to attend a World Jamboree as a Scout.
In a bid to further expand the horizons of the participating Scouts, and to give them more insight into the American history and culture, a pre-tour has been arranged whereby they will visit New York city as well as Washington DC. Visits will include among others tours of the US Capitol Building Monuments and Memorials, visits to the museums of the Smithsonian Institute, etc…
The World Scout Solidarity Fund recently made funding available for 4 Scouts from South Africa to join the jamboree. This has come at a very late stage, but we do not want the Scouts to miss out on this opportunity! The 4 Scouts that were identified by the Jamboree team to receive this support are Njabulo Thulani Ngcobo (17 years) and Mbhele B. Sbusiso (16 years) from KZN as well as Khayalakitsi Mabuza (16) from Mpumalanga and Leeds Letshelo (15) from the North West.
The World Scout Solidarity Fund has contributed R108 000. An additional R50 000 was donated by an Australian benefactor. But we still require R62 000 or R15 500 per Scout.
The South African contingent – 139 people – will leave on 14 July 2019 and return on 4 August 2019. The airfares, visa cost and jamboree fee for the 4 Scouts are covered by the fund. However, we would like the Scouts to have the same experience as their fellow contingent members, which would include the pre-tour, travel bag and clothing kit. Therefore we are asking for support.
The funding can be paid directly into the SCOUTS SA National bank account and it would be registered against the participant’s name. If you are able to support a Scout please email firstname.lastname@example.org