By Glen Vincent

On Friday the 29th of November, unit 10 was lucky enough to get back together for an evening and reminisce about the amazing journey that we’ve been on the past few years.

St Mary’s school hosted a happy and emotional atmosphere, with balloons and a meal of chicken tagine and couscous, with cheesecake to finish, kindly prepared by Milly and the unit leaders. The usual scout hoodies and dirty shorts were swapped for suits, dresses, heels and plenty of sparkle for the night; it’s safe to say the unit brushed up pretty well.

Along with the food and good company, awards were presented to every member of the group and video memories from group members Owen and Sophie were shared for the first time. Among the awards given out, Owen H and Alfie T were the two most helpful young people, as chosen by the unit leaders and IST, and we would like to give them a huge congratulations on their contributions to the unit.

Emotional speeches were given by our own unit leader Glen, as well as our County Commissioner Chris Ward, and were received with applause and laughter by the unit as memories of shouting “Jamboree” came flooding back.

To top off the night, a final group photo was taken to the ‘Six’ soundtrack, chosen for our journey, and emotional thank yous and goodbyes were said with big smiles and hugs all round.

To our dedicated leaders, IST, parents, group members and all involved with the unit, we say the biggest thank you for a truly unforgettable experience and for creating a company that will always be fiercely supportive of every member. We are also sending our love to those who could not make the reunion and hope we will see them soon.

However, this is not a goodbye! More events will follow in the new year and friendships will last a lifetime, but for now, thank you from unit 10!

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Scouting is all about “skills for life” and this video is a great example of just what being a part of the adventure can help young people achieve and what happens at a world Jamboree.

It was created by Owen, who is an Explorer Scout (Young Leader) from Cromwell District. He plays an active leadership role in the 1st Fenstanton and Hilton Scout Group – having joined them aged 6.

A once in a lifetime experience was had by all and, like all contingent members, Owen is keen to share his experience. He decided to make this brilliant short video so you can see just what it was like. He hopes that it will certainly inspire young members in his own Scout Group, and beyond, to apply to take part in the next World Scout Jamboree – being held in Korea in 2023.

Like to know more about scouting, and join the team? Can you spare anything from a few hours a year to a few hours a week? Would you like to support the young people in the sections or do you prefer to help in the background with anything from communications to finance? Do you have a skill you’d like to teach others – anything from art to zorbing! Then why not get in touch