Royston’s Jess joins world’s scouts for jamboree

World Scout Jamboree

World Scout Jamboree - Credit: Archant

A 16-year-old from Royston said she is ‘excited beyong belief’ to have joined scouts from every corner of the world as part of the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan.

Jess Allan and 36 scouts from Hertfordshire met with thousands of other teens in a tented-city near Kirara-hama, Japan, following a spectacular opening ceremony.

Speaking during the event, Jess said: “I am excited beyond belief. So much of the Jamboree is taking me totally out of my comfort zone and really challenging me, but it is all so amazing and I am having so much fun. I am so pleased to be here.”

During the week the scouts, who were aged between 14 and 18, were given the opportunity to visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial park and learn about the events of 1945, about global issues such as the environment and human rights and try out water activities such as wind surfing, snorkelling and raft building.