Assistant scout leader from Barking to represent the UK in World Scout Jamboree in the US

PUBLISHED: 12:00 03 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:14 06 August 2018

Jude Adigwe will represent the UK in 2019's World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia. Picture: Scouts

Jude Adigwe will represent the UK in 2019's World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia. Picture: Scouts


An assistant scout leader from Barking has been chosen to go the States next summer.

Jude Adigwe, 36, will represent the UK as part of a team at the World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia.

He’ll work with scout groups from across the world to deliver activities and share scouting skills.

He said: “This is my second Jamboree and I can’t wait to go again. I’m so excited to get stuck into new experiences and meet lots of new people. “I’m hopefully going to be working in a support role, so I can make sure all the young people attending get the most of the opportunity and learn skills for life.”

World Scout Jamborees are held every four years, and scouts only get one opportunity to go. Around 45,000 scouts from across the world turn up to learn about each other’s cultures.

Chief scout, Bear Grylls, said: “Congratulations to Jude Adigwe and all the other UK volunteers who have been selected. While lots of people know that scouting helps young people learn the skills they need for life they often don’t realize that adult volunteers learn just as much as our young members.

“The jamboree is a great example of this. Over the course of the Jamboree our volunteers will be able to meet people from around the world, take part in amazing adventures and experiences, learn new skills and be challenged to think about global issues in a new light.”

The jamboree will take place between July and August 2019.

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