Sandy Scout, 19, selected to help run World Jamboree in United States

PUBLISHED: 07:03 10 August 2018

Benjamin Febery-Watts is helping to organise the World Scout Jamboree. Picture: Simon Carter

Benjamin Febery-Watts is helping to organise the World Scout Jamboree. Picture: Simon Carter


A Sandy teenager has been selected as part of the group of Scouts that will help run the 24th World Jamboree in the United States next summer.

Benjamin Febery-Watts, 19, will represent the UK at the event in West Virginia, helping run activities for 45,000 scouts from across the world.

“I went to the Japanese Jamboree as a participant and had the best experience ever,” he said.

“To be able to go back as a volunteer to help recreate that for someone else is a great feeling.”

The World Scout Jamboree is held every four years and is designed to help scouts develop important life skills.

Chief scout, adventurer and TV personality Bear Grylls has wished Ben luck, saying: “Congratulations to Benjamin and all the other UK volunteers who have been selected to support Scouts at the World Scout Jamboree.

“I wish Benjamin all the best, and I know they are going to have an amazing time.”

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