By Jean Hollings
In today’s climate you might not hear about the uniform services such as Scouting, Guiding or The Boys Brigade as you once did.
Quietly, they are continuing making young people appreciate the world around them developing them in to good citizens.
After a robust selection process Daisy Daniels has been successfully awarded a place with one of two Central Yorkshire groups (each with 40 young people) to attend the 25th World Scout Jamboree in Korea with 50,000 Scouts from all over the world.
The jamboree enhances skills, culture & an amazing adventure. The UK contingent selected their logo as the Siberian Tiger, the national animal of Korea, and named him Chingu (meaning friend in Korean).
Daisy is following in her brother’s footsteps as he attended the 2019 World Scout Jamboree.
So her parents knew what was expected of her and are as excited as she is.
Being selected is just the start of the journey.
90 units from across the home nations have been selected to represent the UK which equates to 3,240 scouts supported by 900 volunteers.
Daisy has been assigned to The UK Central Yorkshire Unit 37 contingency – nicknamed ‘Prime Penguin’. And the team were asked to design a mascot incorporating all about Scouting, Korea, etc. Daisy’s design – was chosen to represent their Unit.
To attend the Jamboree, each scout needs to raise nearly £4,000 for the flights, activities, kits and more – some of the money also raised goes towards supporting scouts in less privileged countries to attend the Jamboree.
As part of Daisy’s efforts to raise funds, she will be tail walker at Bramley parkrun on Saturday, 24 September wearing her full explorer uniform and carrying her 60l rucksack filled with all the equipment needed for an expedition.
There will also be a chance to guess the weight of the rucksack on the day, to win a super prize, £1 a go (she will be using a QR code to accept payment, phone only no cash needed!)
It goes without saying she would appreciate any donations to help her in reaching her goal.
Everyone is welcome to join her on Saturday at parkrun, if you are not registered with parkrun please do so beforehand and bring your barcode with you. If you need help, see the run director on the day.
You can donate to Daisy’s fundraiser here.