Scout volunteers dust down their woggles for Jamboree in Japan

Local Scouts taking part in the Jamboree.
Local Scouts taking part in the Jamboree.

Five inspirational volunteers from the Rugby area are representing the UK at the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan.

For David Norton, Jonathan Miller, Lucy Miller, Liam Dowson and Sam Haigh, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Over the course of two weeks they will be meeting people from all over the globe, taking part in amazing adventures and experiences and be challenged to think about global issues in a new light.

All five volunteers have joined the International Service Team (IST) who are the driving force behind the Jamboree.

Their job is to make the Jamboree happen and the IST make every day a little easier, without always getting noticed.

Chief Scout Bear Grylls said: “While lots of people know that Scouting is all about adventure, they often don’t realise that adult volunteers get to do just as much as our young members through their involvement.

“The World Scout Jamboree is a great example of this.”