Hand made Fundraising!

By on September 21, 2010

Next Summer 32,000 scouts from nearly 200 countries will converge on Sweden for the 22nd World Scout Jamboree

Amongst them will be 5 Explorer Scouts selected from Knutsford District including Emily Lunnon and Catlin Rowlands pictured here.

For two weeks, Scouts will take part in meetings and activities designed to promote unity between Scouts from all nations, making friendships and sharing experiences that will stay with them for life.

After a couple of days in Copenhagen in Denmark, the Scouts will cross the sea to Sweden and set up camp on a site that will take just over an hour to cross on foot and will make events like Glastonbury look like a day out in a field! After 10 days on the site, Scouts will spend a few days with host families in Sweden and surrounding countries before returning to share their stories with families and friends.

The Explorer Scouts are all busy raising funds for the trip. For Emily this has meant creating and selling hand crafted jewellery at events such as the recent Knutsford Hockey Club family fun day and through outlets in Knutsford, while Catlin has designed and made eco friendly bags to sell.

She even produced bags for the recent Knutsford Great Race. The money they raise doesn’t just go to funding their trip either, as the wealthier Scouting nations like the UK are asked to contribute more so that Scouts from poorer nations can continue to attend.

Their next fund raising event is a Coffee Morning at Knutsford Methodist Church on Saturday 2nd October. So why not pop in for a coffee and cake or even a bacon roll.

Knutsford District has a busy international year next year with a group of Explores visiting Iceland and Mobberley Scouts planning a trip to the International Scout Centre in the Swiss mountains. So if you see them out and about raising money, you will know why!

To find out more about how you can get involved in Scouting go to scout.org.uk and join the fun!

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