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Weʼre raising £1,568 to attend the World Scout Jamboree 2019 taking place at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, USA.

Moffat, Scotland, United Kingdom

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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 Smith4 months ago
    Brandon Smith

    Brandon Smith

    4 months ago

    I was absolutely delighted today when good family friends, Anthony and Monika, told me they would like to put the proceeds of the ticket sales to their event towards my fundraising campaign. I think the poster says it all ... if you are into jazz and big band music this sounds like just the thing for you! You can have a peep at The DG Kollective's website here: www.daliguitar.co.uk Let's make this event a success! Thank you so much Anthony and Monika!

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  • Brandon Smith5 months ago
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    Brandon Smith

    5 months ago
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    Thank you so much for all your support

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  • Brandon Smith6 months ago
    Brandon Smith

    Brandon Smith

    6 months ago

    My walking has made the local paper today. One step closer to achieving my dream.

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Page last updated on: 4/14/2018 7:09 PM

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 24, 2018

    Keep up the good work.We have seen you walking in very bad weather.Well done.

    £20.00

  • Sonia Sharkey

    Sonia Sharkey

    Feb 15, 2018

    A fabulous opportunity and a great challenge. I'll donate again when you've walked 1000 miles!

    £10.00

  • Elizabeth Vowles

    Elizabeth Vowles

    Jan 16, 2018

    Good luck Brandon. We know you can do it.

    £20.00

  • Alistair Munday

    Alistair Munday

    Jan 16, 2018

    Go for it Brandon, I am sure you can do it. Good luck!

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 13, 2018

    What a challenge, Brandon - great idea and a lot of miles! Good luck 👣🍀

    £15.00

  • r pullin

    r pullin

    Jan 12, 2018

  • Fiona Biddlecome-Hall

    Fiona Biddlecome-Hall

    Jan 12, 2018

    All the best brandon

    £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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