Scout Emila De Luca from Bedford was among the 30,000 young people attending the World Scout Jamboree in Japan where she met others from nearly every country in the world, sharing knowledge and working towards greater international understanding.
Emila’s favourite activity at the event was the community project where they visited a school helping the children make bamboo water cannons and watched a drumming performance. She also enjoyed dinner with scouts from Denmark, Japan, Hong Kong, Brazil and Ireland.
She said at the jamboree: “It is amazing to see how the hard work has paid off. We are camped next to scouts from Denmark, Japan and Hong Kong and it is great to see the scouts that I have brought sharing the cultures of all the other scouts.
Chief Scout Bear Grylls said: “While lots of people know that scouting is all about adventure, they often don’t realise that adult volunteers get to do just as much as our young members through their involvement. The World Scout Jamboree is a great example of this. Around 3,000 scouts from across the UK are meeting 30,000 others from around the world and taking part in amazing adventures. That is why I love Scouting so much.”