Nancy is adventure bound to celebrate scouting

PUBLISHED: 11:14 18 July 2007 | UPDATED: 12:39 04 May 2010

Nancy Allen.

Nancy Allen.

ELY Scout Nancy Allen will join 44,000 Scouts from 216 countries at the World Scout Jamboree. This is the biggest of a number of events organised to celebrate 100 years of Scouts and will run from July 27 until August 8. Nancy, an Explorer Scout, will be

ELY Scout Nancy Allen will join 44,000 Scouts from 216 countries at the World Scout Jamboree.

This is the biggest of a number of events organised to celebrate 100 years of Scouts and will run from July 27 until August 8.

Nancy, an Explorer Scout, will be one of 5,000 UK Scouts at the first World Scout Jamboree in 50 years, at Hylands Park, Chelmsford.

After receiving her equipment at the weekend, she said: "I am so excited to get all my kit. Now I finally feel like I am really going to the World Scout Jamboree and it's all becoming so real. I really like the activity gear and look forward to all the adventures I will be having."

The scouts will live in a global village for 12 days and take part in outdoor pursuits ranging from climbing and caving to community conservation projects.

Preparing a scout to go to a World Jamboree is no easy task. Four articulated lorries arrived at Gilwell Park, The Scout Association headquarters, and off-loaded £550,000 worth of kit which was distributed to every Scout and adult volunteer going to the event.

More than 1,000 leaders and volunteer staff were on hand to pick up the kit, which included 55,000 badges, 6,000 shirts and 5,000 water bottles, and return it to prepare their Jamboree Scouts.

n Ely Scouts will welcome 36 young people and six adults from Denmark at Heathrow Airport tomorrow.

Their stay includes a visit to London and participation in some local community events and a barbecue on Sunday evening.

The turn of the Scouting century will be officially recognised at 8am on August 1.

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