Scout event success

WE were pleased to see the photo and article on page 23 of the August 4 issue of the Herald.

In total, 72 young people from West Sussex and their eight leaders joined the 4,000 United Kingdom Scouts at the site near Kristianstad in southern Sweden.

This event is held in a different part of the world every four years.

The West Sussex contingent included a number of young people from Worthing, Arundel, Littlehampton and Shoreham, one of whom is the current youth mayor of Worthing. One of their leaders also came from Worthing.

The jamboree was visited by the King and Queen of Sweden, as well as the UK’s Chief Scout and many other prominent people.

We found one of the West Sussex deputy county commissioners and a district commissioner from Petworth and Pulborough helping in the United Kingdom “Castle” restaurant which was open to visitors, serving traditional British food, from breakfast to cream teas.

We were part of the team promoting the World Scout Shop, which has just been moved from Annecy in France to the Churchill Business Park in Lancing.

It will be run in parallel to the existing United Kingdom Scout Shop, which has operated on the estate since 1957.

This part of West Sussex was well represented at an inspiring event.

Ian and Jennifer Chalmers

Salvington Road