Monty and Gwenny from Llandysul Scout Group will join 45,000 other Scouts from over 150 countries and territories at the 24th World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, USA in 2019. They were recently selected from over 200 applicants from across Wales, to represent the UK at this amazing event. We have to pay a total of £6990 for them both to go and are busy making and selling to raise the money needed. Held every four years, participating in a World Scout Jamboree is an opportunity Scouts only get once in their lifetime. The World Scout Jamboree brings together and celebrates international cultures and the Scouting principle: to create a better world. They decided to apply because they saw it as an exciting opportunity to visit another country and make new friends from around the world. As there was only a limited number of places available, selection events were held across the country, where they demonstrated their exceptional creative and teamworking skills. These participants will form part of a unit of 40 including 36 young people aged 14-17 and 4 adult volunteers. The World Scout Jamboree is not just a two-week camp, but an eighteen-month journey of personal development, providing all participants will new skills for life. These skills will not only benefit each participant in study and employment, but also their local Scout community in Llandsyul. The Jamboree aims to teach its participants independence, teamwork, environmental awareness and understanding of other cultures; and by going to America they will also undoubtedly make friends for life. The 24th World Scout Jamboree will be hosted by the United States, Canada and Mexico Scouting Associations, and will take place between July and August 2019. They aim to focus on the cultures of the ‘New World’.