Weʼre raising £2,000 to allow me (a 15 year old scout), and subsidise young scouts from poorer countries, to attend the World Scout Jamboree in USA in 2019
- Taunton, UK
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Hi, my name is Cora Edwards, I'm 15 years old, and I'm one of the few lucky scouts and Explorers who have been selected to participate in the 24th World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, USA. The only problem is I've got to raise A LOT of money to get there.
The 24th World Scout Jamboree will be held between 22nd July and 2nd August 2019. It is held every four years with around 45,000 attending from over 150 different countries. This year it will be held at the Summit Bechtel reserve in West Virginia, America.
The World Scout Jamboree is an event aimed at bringing together scouting communities from around the world to seek new adventures and experiences, as well as learning about each other's different lives and cultures. As a participant my aim will be to make the most of this once in a lifetime opportunity.
The cost for me to attend the Jamboree is £4,000. This may sound a lot but, not only does it cover everything from my flights and accommodation (tents - not 5 star hotels!), it also helps to support members from poorer countries who otherwise may not be able to attend (it wouldn't be the same without them).
What am I doing?
To help me fund my journey I have set myself the challenge of doing a 65 mile hike around the entire Isle of Wight! I am planning to do this over 4 days, which means I'll be walking about 15-17 miles a day! I have never walked this far before, so to be able to do this hike, I am going to do a few practise walks and I will also need to plan and map my route. I am excited to face this challenge especially while hiking along the beautiful Isle of Wight coast.
As well as this I've been running children's art classes, bag packing, cake sales and catering at events to raise money and I'm planning to run a concert for my whole school!
However, even all this isn't likely to be nearly enough which is why any contributions, no matter how big or small would be really welcome.
Thank you so much
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Aug 9, 2018
Hope the walk went well Cora, did the dog survive?
Jul 23, 2018
Well done Cora! Peter, Libby, Ollie, Tommy x
Jul 19, 2018
Good luck Cora on your hike and crowd funding.Vanita, Mitesh and 3Rs Khakhar
Jul 18, 2018
Come on Cora - enjoy the experience and have fun!xxx Roberta and Alice
Jul 17, 2018
Jul 15, 2018
Well done. I like the way the funds are not just for you to go but will contribute to a poorer person be able to do too.
Jul 15, 2018
Well done Cora, it's an amazing thing to do.
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I’m Cora I’m 15, I’m in year 10, and I live in Somerset, England. I like dancing, sports and music, and my adorable border collie Barney I’ve been in scouting since Beavers (all the way to Explorers) which is why it is so exciting for me to be in the Somershire unit for the WSJ