After the completion of 2 selection events, with some very strong candidates, Cambridgeshire Scouts are pleased to announce the team of 5 leaders that have been selected to #DreamWild. They will now start to prepare take 45 young people from Cambridgeshire on the journey with them, heading to Korea in 2023 for the 25 World Scout Jamboree.
Unit 18, for 36 young people, will be led by Chris Mear alongside Catherine Gregorious, Adam Wright and Nessie Cann. Aidan Joy will lead Unit 26, where he will be joined by a patrol of 9 young people, as part of a composite unit with Norfolk Scouts. Together they will join over 4500 young people and adults as part of the UK Contingent going to Korea.
Read on to learn more about each of the adults, and for information visit this page to encourage eligible young people to apply (closing date 15th November 2021).
Chris Mear – Unit Leader, Unit 18 (Cambridgeshire Scouts)
“My name is Chris, I am a Cub Scout leader in Yaxley, Peterborough. I work for a technical production company, supporting concerts and festivals by supplying lighting, sound and power packages. I started Scouts as a Beaver when I was 6 and have been involved ever since working my way through Cubs, Scouts and Explorers before becoming a Young Leader and then a Leader when I turned 18. I have also been involved in Peterborough Gang Show since I was 8. I’m really looking forward to the journey we are going to take and can’t wait to meet the young people that will be taking the journey with us.”
Catherine Gregorious – Deputy Unit Leader, Unit 18 (Cambridgeshire Scouts)
“Hi, my name is Catherine. I’m a Cub Scout Leader in St. Neots, Assistant District Commissioner (Hinchingbrooke) for Cubs Scouts and I’m also a teacher at a primary school in St. Neots. I have 3 children, who have all been part of the Scout Movement. I started my Scouting journey supporting fundraising at our Group around 10 years ago, and have since moved into my rewarding leadership roles. My daughter has been lucky enough to attend the last 2 jamborees, so I’m well placed to support parents with any anxieties they may have. I’m really looking forward to working with the team and supporting our young people on this journey of a lifetime.”
Adam Wright – Assistant Unit Leader, Unit 18 (Cambridgeshire Scouts)
“Hi, I’m Adam, I am a Scout Leader in St. Neots and an Explorer Leader for Young Leaders in Hinchingbrooke District. During the day, I’m a Commercial and Client Lead in the Net Zero sector, helping businesses reduce their impacts on the environment and minimising climate change. I started as a Cub in my hometown of Crewe before moving through Scouts and Explorers in St. Neots, then becoming a Young Leader and now an adult Leader. I was a Sub Camp Leader at CamJam 2019 and had a fantastic Jamboree and international experience, which has set me up for this World Scout Jamboree. I’m really looking forward to supporting our unit on what promises to be the biggest adventure of their lives, to date!”
Nessie Cann – Assistant Unit Leader, Unit 18 (Cambridgeshire Scouts)
“Hello! My name is Nessie, I’m a Cub Scout leader in Paston, Peterborough. I have been through Scouts, Explorers and was a Young Leader and am now an adult Leader, enjoying lots of fun Scouting! For work, I am a Collection driver for Royal Mail in the Peterborough area. I love international Scouting, have been involved with several big international events now and was one of the International Service Team at the last Jamboree in North America. I’m really looking forward to supporting the young people who join us, in making their World Scout Jamboree journey what they want it to be and having the best adventure of their lives!”
Aidan Joy – Unit Leader, Unit 26 (Cambridgeshire & Norfolk Scouts)
“Hello, my name is Aidan, I’m the District Commissioner, for Hinchingbrooke District Scouts in Cambridgeshire. Alongside Scouting, I had a career in the Aerospace Industry, UK and overseas. I’m married with two grown up kids, and one dog. I became a Scout Leader in 2004, through the classic “help your son” recruitment technique and have been loving it ever since. I’m really excited by the prospect of what the next 2 years will bring, watching a group of young people bond together, to make the most of this truly unique Jamboree opportunity.”