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

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 - Credit: Archant

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.


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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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