June 2018 – Scouts from around the world have been selected for the 24th World Scout Jamboree… and in Hertfordshire that happened to be us! So here we are in a Unit with new friends and new memories. We are Unit 14, also known as Antares, looking to represent our County and ourselves on the global stage.
It’s been a fun time since our selection, with a great atmosphere among everybody in the Unit already, still with a year to go! So far, we have taken part in various training and teamwork activities to develop our qualities for the WSJ. We look forward at the road ahead for our Jamboree journey and the fun that awaits us.
We have had meetings every month since December, each focusing on the different skills we will need at the Jamboree. December saw a Christmas jumper day where we began to bond together as a Unit and become more familiar with each other.
January came and so did our first Unit camp at Lees Wood, with fires, card games and Unit identity development. In February we walked around the picturesque Ashridge Estate, testing the Unit’s navigation skills and resulting in a ‘Broken In’ Antares! March saw an activity day at Tolmers, finalising our brand and building a swing and a bridge (no Unit members were harmed in the making of them…). April saw two back to back meeting days taking in the best Hertfordshire Scouting has to offer. Phasels Wood welcomed us on Saturday for camp skills and then Stevenage the next day for some personal development and team building. We are all looking forward to an adventure of a lifetime and want to thank everyone for their support thus far and in the future. Let’s go and “Unlock a New World”!
Benedict and Edward