Five Wetherby scouts raised over £650 last weekend as part of their World Scout Jamboree fundraising drive.
Explorer Scouts Josh, Alex and Lucy and Assistant Unit 28 Leader Tom and a team of volunteers made up of Cub and Scout Leaders from Wetherby and Collingham, raised money through a coffee morning at St James’ Church Centre in Wetherby.
The money will go towards the £3,800 each they have to raise to travel to America in 2019 as part of the 24th World Scout Jamboree.
Vicky Sanderson, Central Yorkshire Scouts and Wetherby Media Manager said: “To be selected, Alex, Josh and Lucy faced stiff competition from across their County but their resilience and determination as young people shone through and are now embracing the fundraising challenging facing them.”
“The £3,000 doesn’t just pay for us to go, but also Scouts in other countries who are less fortunate than ourselves but wish to be able to attend, so it is a worthwhile cause,” said Explorer Scout Alex who a member of Unit 37 but also an Explorer Scout of Wetherby Whalers with Josh.
Josh added: “This trip also allows us to meet over 40,000 Scouts from around the world and also offers the chance to develop a variety of skills for life.”
Tom, Assistant Unit Leader of Unit 28 and Assistant Scout Leader at Wetherby Jaguars thanked people and businesses for supporting the event.
To donate the crowd funding project visit: http://wetherbystjamesscoutgroup.co.uk/ or their Facebook WJ fundraising.
Scouts Alex Neil, Josh Tayler and Lucy Taverner with customers Andrew Lurcuck and Vickie Meaking. (1805052AM2)