Message of luck as youngsters head to Japan

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Nine Solihull Scouts have been selected to represent the borough on a trip of a lifetime next year.

The youngsters will attend the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan 2015, along with 30,000 Scouts from around the world, who will camp, live and work together at the unforgettable event.

Megan Burn, aged 14 from Dorridge, said: “I was so ecstatic when I found out that I had been selected and was instantly looking forward to the opportunities that the whole experience will bring to me and the rest of the team. I have already completed some fund-raising activities, and just want to power on through the next 18 months.”

To prepare for the Jamboree, which will be held over ten days in Kirara-hama, the group will be getting to grips with Japanese culture and customs as well as taking part in a number of bonding weekend camps and activities.

They will also be holding a number of fund-raisers to reach their £3,000 participant fee for each member to attend.

Chief Scout Bear Grylls said: “Congratulations to Alice, Cerian, Claire, James, Joe, Kirsty, Luke, Megan and Nick who have been selected to represent Solihull at the Jamboree in Japan.

“Over the course of the Jamboree they will be able to meet people from around the world, take part in amazing adventures and experiences and be challenged to think about global issues in a new light. I wish them all the best and I know they are going to have an amazing time over the next 18 months in the run up to the event.”