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Cuffley Explorers attended the 24th World Scout Jamboree

20 July 2019

 

Cuffley Explorer Scouts Attending World Scout Jamboree 2019 North America

Cuffley Explorer Unit Jamboree Visit

Three Cuffley Explorers attended the 24th World Scout Jamboree hosted by Scouts Canada, Asociación de Scouts de México, and the Boy Scouts of America. They are joined Scouts from around the globe to gather at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, West Virginia, USA. 

Our Explorers were members two Hertfordshire Scout County Units. 

Antares (Unit 14)

Cuffley Explorer Scouts join World Scout Jamboree. 1st Cuffley, Potters Bar District, Hertfordshire County

Saturday 20 July Cuffley Explorer Scouts Aiden and Dylan with the Hertfordshire Antares Unit as they prepared to fly to the jamboree.

 

 

Sunday 21 July Aiden and Dylan somewhere in New York!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 22 July Aiden and Dylan have made it to West Virginia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Psychedelic Squirrels (Unit 15)

Saturday 20 July Cuffley Explorer Scout Cormac with the Hertfordshire Psychedelic Squirrel Unit as they also prepared to fly to the jamboree.

 

 

 

Sunday 21 July Cormac arrives in New York

Cuffley Scout Group, Explorers, 24th World Scout Jamboree, Times Square, New York. Potters Bar District Scouting

Sunday 21 July Cormac with the Psychedelic Squirrels at Times Square, New York.

Monday 22 July Tent pitching at The Summit, Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, West Virginia. 

The camp site

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Some amazing photos from a helicopter over the Jamboree site – the site is so big they’ve had to take more than one photo! The Squirrels are living in the red circle on base case A (green tents). To give you an idea of scale there’s over 600 Scouts from 15 nations living INSIDE the red circle. Each base camp has a different colour tent. Thanks & credit to Gary Hartley for these amazing shots while hanging out of a helicopter.

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Monday 22 July

The Antares and Squirrel units left New York and started making their way towards West Virginia. Overnight they stayed at University campuses en-route and today will be arriving at Summit Bechtel Reserve to join the 45,000 other Scouts at the Jamboree.

Welcome to West Virginia  (Instagram video link).  Arriving at the Camp Site (Instagram Video link).

Tuesday 23 July

New World Live! the Jamboree news channel streams at 10:00 EDT and 19:00 EDT everyday. It may be viewed on Twitter, Facebook, and https://www.2019wsj.org/live/.

Stadium shows, including the opening ceremony, may only be viewed on https://www.2019wsj.org/live/.

  • The first show will be tonight at 19:30 EDT (Midnight BST). Join the stream to see all the fun at the #ScoutJamboree.

Opening ceremony – Drone performance

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Wow. Wow. Wow. What a way to open the Jamboree! An amazing drone performance! #ScoutJamboree That was the definition of #absolutelynuts

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Click here to access BBC Newsround reporting

 

For the duration of their trip this post will seek to record the once in a life-time opportunities  our Explorers’ experience.  Have a great time lads. We are proud to have had three members selected to represent our Group, District, County and Country.

#skillsforlife (opens as a pdf)

Other Jamboree links

24th World Scout Jamboree, North America Facebook page

UK Contingent Facebook page



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