Ailsa Russell , an Explorer scout from the 6th Explorers attended the World Scout Jamboree in South Korea as a part of Unit 7 contingent from Scotland. She was one of 5 Scouts from Inverclyde to take part.
While in Seoul they visited the palace where they hired traditional dress. They visited Seoul tower and the street markets, visited a theme park, an illusion museum and an outdoor swimming pool.
They took a day trip to the Demilitarised zone and also visited the Korean War museum.
“Seoul is an incredible city and we all enjoyed every second of it.”
“At the actual jamboree site sadly most activities ended up being cancelled due to the circumstances but we did manage to go climbing and we had lots of fun visiting the culture tents and trading badges with others.”
“I had an absolutely fantastic time and have made many friends from across the globe. Despite the organisers having some complications this year on the actual campsite, due to the extreme heat wave that South Korea faced I still had the time of my life. I have made memories that will remain with me forever.”
“The World Scout Jamboree is an experience that I would highly encourage scouts to take part in if they can, it was one of the most fantastic things I’ve done in my life so far and was utterly unforgettable. “
“It was so amazing, I’ll definitely consider signing up as International Service team at the next one in Poland. IST are adult volunteers from Scouts and girl-guiding who work & support behind the scenes at events such as jamborees.”