Nine explorer scouts from Fenland among thousands at World Scout Jamboree

NINE Fenland explorer scouts are among nearly 40,000 enjoying the fun of the World Scout Jamboree in Sweden.

The teenagers, from 3rd Wisbech and 1st Whittlesey Scouts and accompanied by adult volunteer Marcus Coulson, are among 36 14-18-year-olds representing Cambridgeshire.

The group flew to Denmark for three days before making their way to Sweden by coach.

Before leaving the UK on Sunday Calvin Bishop, 14, from Wisbech, said: “I have been counting down the days until we leave and finished packing two weeks ago.

“The people I am going with have become my closest friends and I can’t wait to make friends with Scouts from all over the world.”

Marie Flatt, 16, Whittlesey, added: “I’ve never met anyone from outside Europe before, I’m going to try and make 100 new friends.”

The World Scout Jamboree will include seven days of activities, with modules based around global development, quests, people and the environment.

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One of the key elements of the programme will be using the natural environment as a learning tool, demonstrating both its vulnerability and what individuals can do to better protect the world we live in.

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