C&P Engineering Ltd have donated £1000 to sponsor three Scouts from the Draig Arian Unit in Penllergaer Swansea to attend a Scout Jamboree in South Korea in August 2023.
C&P’s MD Paul Bunyan presented the Scouts with the donation to help fund the trip.
Paul has fond memories of being a member of Cubs, Scouts and being a member of a newly formed Venture Scout troop with other enthusiastic Scouts and Girl Guides at the time. As a 17 year old his Venture Scout troop attended a regional Jamboree in the Cotswolds, ‘a great experience and great memories’.
The World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) is held every four years and is attended by over 40,000 Scouts from all around the world. In 2023, it will be hosted by the Korean Scout Association at a new site in SaeManGeum, South Korea.
Aled, Branwen & Gruff applied to attend the Jamboree after being observed at a Selection Weekend and completing the application form and video, after going through the course the three of them found out they were successful!
Aled said ‘It’s incredible to be honest, as the three of us are Explorer Scouts with the Draig Arian Unit. We meet weekly at Silver Cross Scout Campsite, Penllergaer. We are a District Unit serving the community and surrounding areas’.
‘It was a difficult application process but we made it through it and we will now represent Wales on the World stage. We’ve been set a target of £4,000 each to raise and your kind donation has been an excellent boost’.
‘We have done all sorts of fundraising events including regular curry nights at Raduni, Gorseinon. We have a 100 Club where members pay in £5 per month and we do a monthly draw and give out two prizes. We are up to 64 members and its slowly growing’.
‘Our latest fundraising venture is making reindeers from fallen trees to sell at Christmas. We are keen to be sustainable and sell a products rather than having to rely on kind donations like yours’.
Explorer Scouts are aged between 14 and 17. There will be 72 youngsters from across Wales attending this event and these will form two units each with 36 Explorers.
C&P Engineering wish Aled, Branwen and Gruff all the very best on their South Korean Adventure.
2023 The World Scout Jamboree is organised by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM)