Coventry Scout volunteer Lauren heading to World Jamboree in South Korea - The Coventry Observer

7th Aug, 2022

Coventry Scout volunteer Lauren heading to World Jamboree in South Korea

Coventry Editorial 29th Jul, 2022

A COVENTRY Scout volunteer will have the trip of a lifetime to South Korea after she was selected to represent the UK at the biggest scouting event since the start of the pandemic, writes Oscar Bland.

Lauren Hancock will be part of a team of 950 volunteers who will travel to Saemangeum to help to deliver next year’s World Scout Jamboree as part of the International Service Team (IST).

The Jamboree will see 50,000 young people come together for a skills, cultural and adventure festival.

In the summer of 2023, as part of the 6,000-strong IST, Lauren will help the children have the adventure of a lifetime, whilst thinking about global issues in a new light.

She will have responsibilities such as delivering activities and providing key services such as medical, catering and infrastructure help.

Until next summer, Lauren will be supporting local scouts and helping them ‘draw their dream’ in which they will use their journey to Korea to inspire others in the community.

Lauren wanted to volunteer as her previous visits ‘had a huge impact’ on her and she made lifelong friends.

UK Chief Scout Bear Grylls, said: “Congratulations to Lauren and all the other adult volunteers who have been selected to support this adventure.”

He emphasised how important the volunteers were, adding: “Young people could not take part in these life-changing events without the support of adult volunteers like Lauren.”

The Chief Scout also reflected on the hard work the IST had put in and said: “Now is their chance to have an adventure.”

Visit scouts.org.uk/wsj for more on the UK Scouts team.

For further information on the Jamboree, call Simon Carter on 07889 130812.

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