Scouts fly to Sweden

Scouts from the Aldergrove area are among the group Scouts Canada is sending to the 22nd World Jamboree in Sweden, July 28 to August 6.

Scouts from the Aldergrove area are among the group Scouts Canada is sending to the 22nd World Jamboree in Sweden, July 28 to August 6.

More than 400 Canadian Scouts are en route across the Atlantic to experience this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.  Jamborees in the Scouting world are legendary. Occurring only once every four years, it’s a massive gathering of Scouting youth.

The World Jamboree is the largest international scout camp of its kind, welcoming 40,000 youth from all corners of the world for 10 days of new experiences and adventure, new languages, and new cultures.

Attendees meet new friends, get to know each other’s cultures and participate in the camp’s many activities – environmental experiences, amusement park, a cultural festival, outdoor activities and recreation, and more.

The Aldergrove participants raised nearly $5,000 to get there.