September 28th, 2016

More than 1,500 to descend on Blackwell for International Scout Jamboree

More than 1,500 to descend on Blackwell for International Scout Jamboree More than 1,500 to descend on Blackwell for International Scout Jamboree
Updated: 12:12 am, Jul 29, 2016

MORE than 1,500 scouts, guides, leaders and volunteers will descend on Blackwell tomorrow (Saturday) for the second International Jamboree.

The event, which lasts for seven days, will see people welcomed from all over the world, including Dubai, Kenya, Hong Kong, Norway, Australia and the Netherlands.

And with a hectic programme planned, the children will take part in a range of activities aimed at them having fun and encouraging them to make new friends from across the globe.

Among the events taking place will be visits to Alton towers, Edgbaston Reservoir Water Activity Centre and, where they are staying, boasts a zip wire, 3G sing and much more to keep them entertained throughout the week.

Unfortunately, however, even though the scout association is supported by 1,700 volunteers globally, more volunteers are needed to meet the demand of all the children who want to join up to cubs, scouts, brownies and guides.

Anyone interested in finding out more about becoming a volunteer should visit http://www.birminghamscouts.org.uk or call 0121 330 1212.

Story by Charlotte Albutt

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