Heywood Explorer Scouts to go to World Scout Jamboree in America

Date published: 27 February 2018

Eight members of Heywood Explorer Scouts were recently selected to represent the United Kingdom at the 24th World Scout Jamboree which will be held in 2019 in the USA.

Each member must secure £4,000 to attend and it has to raised through fundraising and sponsored events.

Heywood Explorer Scout unit held a race night on Saturday to raise money towards their upcoming adventure of a lifetime.

The race night was the first of many events taking place over the next 12 months which will help these young people reach their target.

The night was hosted by the Heywood Carvery and Function suite and organised by the parents and leaders of Heywood ESU and 1st Heywood Scouts.

£1,620 was raised and this will be split between the eight Explorers.

Their next event is 'Afternoon Tea', which will be on Saturday 10 March at St John's Church, Hopwood.

Steve McNee, the leader who will take the young people to the Jamboree, said: “The night was a total success with over 140 people attending for a night of music, great food and some frantic horse racing. Everyone involved has worked so hard on the event and I am so proud of all the young people who passed quite a difficult selection process to be chosen for the Jamboree unit.”

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