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The Purpose of Scouting Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society. The Values of Scouting: As Scouts we are guided by these values: Integrity - We act with integrity; we are honest, trustworthy and loyal. Respect - We have self-respect and respect for others. Care - We support others and take care of the world in which we live. Belief - We explore our faiths, beliefs and attitudes. Co-operation - We make a positive difference; we co-operate with others and make friends. The Scout Method: Scouting takes place when young people, in partnership with adults, work together based on the values of Scouting and: • enjoy what they are doing and have fun • take part in activities indoors and outdoors • learn by doing • share in spiritual reflection • take responsibility and make choices • undertake new and challenging activities • make and live by their Promise. The Scouting Community: • Scouting is the UK's biggest mixed youth organisation. We change lives by offering 6 to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities. • Scouting helps children and young adults reach their full potential. Scouts develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world. And what do Scouts actually do? • Scouts take part in activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and zorbing. As a Scout you can learn survival skills, first aid, computer programming, or even how to fly a plane. There’s something for every young person. It’s a great way to have fun, make friends, get outdoors, express your creativity and experience the wider world. And talking about the wider world…….. International activities and international understanding are an integral part of Scouting: Our relationships with Scouts and other organisations throughout the world lead to better understanding of people and issues. The UK Scout Association is part of a worldwide movement - there are Scout Associations in 216 countries and territories, and we are all members of the World Organisation of Scout Movements (WOSM). Essex Scouts, besides organising the Essex International Jamboree (every four years), also encourages international trips and camps for Scouts, including the attendance of young people at the World Jamborees (every 4 years). A total of 117 young people aged 14-18 from Essex, which have all been through a rigorous selection process, will be attending the 24th World International Jamboree in North America, 2019. The UK Contingent fee for Unit members (young people and adults) will be £3,495. There is an additional local charge of £300 from Essex County Scouts for preparatory events. Fundraising to reduce the cost for participants is necessary. There will be grant support available to assist attendees in circumstances of specific personal or financial hardship to attend the Jamboree. The fee includes the following: • Flights between the UK and North America and transfers whilst in North America. • The Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, West Virginia, USA from the 22nd July to the 2nd August 2019. There will be a full programme while on site. Tents, cookware and cooking supplies (except for personal mess kits), dining shelters, tools to set up and tables for food preparation will be provided by the Jamboree Organisers for Units, the use of which are included in the fee. • A Big City Experience that will give Units the chance to visit a North American City where they will help design their own programme, learn new skills and find out more about the City’s culture. • The UK Contingent Post Event will be a chance for all UK Units to meet together and share an experience unique to the UK Contingent. The event will be a celebration of North American culture. • HoHo: We are delighted to be able to offer a HoHo experience for all Units. Participants will stay in the United States of America or Canada and gain knowledge and understanding of everyday life in North America. The fee includes transportation costs, accommodation and food. • Kit: Branded UK Jamboree uniform and some additional kit will be provided for the trip and can be kept as mementos of the 24th World Scout Jamboree. We will work with young people to help us select and design the kit that will be provided as part of the fee. As one can imagine for those young people who attend a World Scout Jamboree it is often a life changing experience.