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Weʼre raising £668 to attend the World Scout Jamboree 2019 taking place at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, USA.

Moffat, Scotland, United Kingdom
16 days to go

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Story

Late in 2017 I got the fantastic and amazing news that I had been selected to represent the UK contingent at the World Scout Jamboree in 2019 West Virginia USA.

But my story didn’t start here …

The scouts has always been something that interested me with a focus on fun, challenges and adventure. I joined the Beavers 7 years ago, moving up into the Cubs and then the Scouts. I have learnt many things along the way which has helped me grow in confidence. They have all helped me develop skills like teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment.

At the beginning of 2017 I heard about the World Jamboree. With my passion for adventure this type of event really appealed to me and I decided to do everything I could to get a place. I realised my chances were very slim with over 450 000 scouts in the UK and only 750 places available. I had to go through a tough selection process starting with a long paper application which went through a selection panel. I then had to attend a selection camp where I was questioned and observed.

I can now say I’m a proud member of the South West / West WSJ Unit (Unit 92).

Now the real work begins and I need your help.

We have all been challenged to raise £4000 to attend the event which will go towards the Jamboree Event Fee itself, Travel, Kit and Equipment, Insurance, Administration and Contingency . As a group and as individuals we will be doing a number challenges and events between now and then to raise the amount needed.

I have set up this page for those of you who wish to support me to be able contribute quickly and easily. I'll also be updating this page before,during and after my challenges and events so you will be able to follow me on my journey.

Thank you for reading my story ... I hope you can help me reach my goal, every little helps. My promise to you all is that I will push myself to the limits and do as much as I can to reach this target and make you all proud.

Ps: Here is a little more information about the event and why I am so passionate and excited about it:

The theme for the 24th World Scout Jamboree is Unlock a New World and was developed by the youth bid team, also known as the Dream Team. This theme speaks to the new adventures, cultures, and friendships that will be shared by Scouts from around the world during the 12-day event in North America, a continent often referenced as a “New World.”

ADVENTURE

FRIENDSHIP

LEADERSHIP

SERVICE

SUSTAINABILITY

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  • Brandon Smith2 months ago
    Brandon Smith

    Brandon Smith

    2 months ago

    ** UPDATE on Brandon’s Just Giving page: https://goo.gl/1fqJtk #UK24wsj #wsj2019 #scouts #UNIT92 1003 miles walked this year so far and still walking. I'm really chuffed. Thank you for all your support it means a lot to me. I'm nearly at my fundraising target. #UK24wsj #wsj2019 #scouts #UNIT92

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  • Brandon Smith2 months ago
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    Brandon Smith

    2 months ago

    And so it has happened ... best day ever! We had so much fun doing this. It sounds like I owe my dad, grandpa and uncle for ever and ever! ... Thank you so much to Shonagh and Kelsey from Shonaghs New Images Hairdressers, couldn't have done it without you. Also a HUUUUGE thank you to everyone who has sponsored me so far. It's getting really exciting now ... I'm so close to my target ... thank you so much! The Smiths become Smurfs! ... Love it.

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  • Brandon Smith2 months ago
    Brandon Smith

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    2 months ago

    With a little bit of arm twisting look what I've managed to do!!! ... My Dad, Grandfather and Uncle are being turned into Smurfs! They don't look too excited about it but I know many many people who can't wait. 17th of October is the day it will happen but the beards will stay blue for as long as possible. If this tickles you 'Blue' and you'd like to contribute to my fundraiser you can either donate to my Just Giving Page or if you would like to do it in person there will be a collection pot at the Buccleuch Arms Hotel Reception in Moffat.

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Page last updated on: 11/12/2018 6:09 PM

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  • Wrighty

    Wrighty

    Nov 12, 2018

    Your nearly there...... Have a great time

    £10.00

  • Kay and Drew

    Kay and Drew

    Oct 19, 2018

    Good Luck Brandon. An amazing opportunity!

    £20.00

  • John Muirhead

    John Muirhead

    Oct 19, 2018

    Hope you have a great time

    £10.00

  • Roger Wills

    Roger Wills

    Oct 18, 2018

    Good luck with the fund raising

    £10.00

  • Warren Forsyth

    Warren Forsyth

    Oct 17, 2018

    Good luck with the fundraising and it's worth every penny to see your family getting involved in the beard dying!

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 17, 2018

    Go Brandon Helen and the Moores-Poole’s!

  • Tessa Gibbon

    Tessa Gibbon

    Oct 17, 2018

    £5.00

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Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith

Moffat, Scotland, United Kingdom

I am a passionate scout raising £4000 to attend the World Scout Jamboree being held mid 2019 in West Virginia, USA.

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