Norfolk scouts join 45,000 strong jamboree in West Virginia
- Credit: Penny Harris
A group of scouts from Norfolk have travelled to West Virginia to join the World Jamboree.
18 scouts from the Norfolk-based scout group Unit 18 Iceni joined 45,000 scouts from around the world for the 24th World Scout Jamboree.
The group, aged 15-18, explored different cultures with Cultural Celebration Day, where they tried delicacies from different countries, and served tea and biscuits.
The scouts also tried new activities such as kayaking and zip-lining.
Mark Pearson, the Scouts' Suffolk County Commissioner, said: "They're on their second week now. They are in good spirits and having fun."
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As well as physical activities, the scouts have been discussing world issues at a mock UN debate.
Mr Pearson added: "It's all about developing people for the world, teaching skills that will set them up for their career.
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"That includes everything from physical activities to meeting new people and understanding world issues"
The scouts have been raising money for the trip a variety of ways, including sponsored events and car washes.
The Jamboree takes place every four years, with the next event taking place at South Korea.