Following months of preparation and fund-raising, one of our young people excitedly departed the UK to join 40,000 scouts from all over the world as they gathered in South Korea for the 25th World Scout Jamboree.
Despite feeling a bit apprehensive about the huge journey ahead, and a few nerves about being away from home, he was packed and ready to set off to Norwich Airport in the early hours of the morning.
He arrived in good time and joined the other 40 local Scouts and Guides, they were quite a force and other passengers at the airport were not prepared for that much excitement so early in the morning!
SES staff had explained what he should expect at the airport and the various security procedures he would have to go through, although it was a bit surprising when his walking boots set off the metal detector!
The first stage of the journey was to fly to Amsterdam for a rather tedious wait for the next plane. We are all looking forward to finding out about the adventures he will have while in South Korea………..