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Thomas heading to World Scout Jamboree

Published: 14.02.2022 ( 2 years ago )

In Summer 2023, more than 50,000 Scouts from all over the world will gather in South Korea for the World Scout Jamboree, and one of the lucky participants will be Year 10 pupil Thomas.

The 14-year-old from his Explorer Scout Unit in Betws y Coed was up against hundreds of Scouts from all over Wales to be one of the 72 get a place.

The World Scout Jamboree is a World Organisation of the Scout Movement event, it happens every four years, each time hosted by a different country.

Young people from almost every nation on earth are set to take part to take part and they’ll stay on a brand-new site in SaeManGeum. The campsite is flat and overlooks the sea on one side and features a view of the mountains. It is situated in close proximity to the beautiful Byeonsanbando National Park.

This will be the first time that so many young people from so many different nations will be gathering together since the Covid-19 pandemic began.

Thomas has been a proud Scout for almost eight years and had to go through a tough selection process to be selected for the Jamboree and said being a St David’s College pupil helped.

I love all the Outdoor Education at St David’s and I think it definitely helped me during the selection process, as I had to do some knots that I had been taught when we went canoeing, and there was a lot of team building exercises,”

said Thomas.

I’m very happy to be going to South Korea, to meet people from all over the world is going to be incredible and to try all the different foods!

“Before I go I have to raise well over £3,000, so I’m going to be busy the next few months!

All of us at St David’s College would like to congratulate Thomas on his fantastic achievement.