World Scout Jamboree 2019

Charlotte and Logan were invited to tour the House of Parliament by Robert Halfon, Member of Parliament (MP) for Harlow.  Along with three other scouts, they received the visit request because of their successful selection to represent Harlow and Essex in the UK contingent at the World Scout Jamboree 2019 in West Virginia, USA. The World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) is a gathering of Scouts and Guides from all over the planet for an exciting programme of global development, peace, cultural understanding, adventure, friendship and fun.

The scouts were met by Mr Halfon’s apprentice and were taken on a tour to learn about the business and traditions of the House of Commons and House of Lords, the day to day workings of the UK Parliament as well as the history of the almost 1000 years old Palace of Westminster. They also walked through the hall where Sir Thomas More, Lord Chancellor of England and speaker of the House of Commons at the time, was condemned to death on 1st July 1535.

As well as visiting Parliament, Logan and Charlotte have been involved with fundraising events such as quiz nights, raffles, car parking, sausage sizzles and clothing collections. They will both be abseiling from the Church Langley Water Tower in May. If you would like to support the team’s fundraising efforts, make an online donation to: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/harlowWSJ2019

 


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