June 10, 2011 | Westmorland Gazette:
Sweden trip will be Scout of this world for North Lancashire boys
FOUR Explorer Scouts from North Lancashire will be flying the flag for the area as part of a 4,000-strong UK contingent at the 22nd World Scout Jamboree in Kristianstad, Sweden.
The jamboree, which takes place every four years, is a gathering of 38,000 scouts from 150 countries.
Matthew Alpin, 15, from Warton; Harriet Butterfield, 16, from Yealand, James Harries, 15, from Silverdale, and Scott Prichard, 17, from Lancaster, have been selected to join the 40- strong West Lancashire Unit.
They will have three weeks of back-to-basics scouting activity, fun and global friendship in Denmark, Sweden and Poland during July and August. They have taken part in fundraising activities over the past 12 months to help them, and scouts from poorer countries, attend what will be a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
To date they have raised nearly £5,000 towards the cost of the trip. Their final fundraising event is a cross Morecambe Bay walk on Sunday.
The walk starts in Arnside at 2.30pm and will be lead by the Queen’s Guide Cedric Robinson.
There are still places available and people are welcome to join the four scouts, along with 350 other walkers, as they navigate the eight miles across Morecambe Bay.