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Romford father and daughter duo all set to represent the UK at World Scout Jamboree

PUBLISHED: 15:00 03 August 2018

Romford scouts Andy and Lucy Mann. Photo: Scouts UK

Romford scouts Andy and Lucy Mann. Photo: Scouts UK

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A Romford 21-year-old and her father can't wait to represent Havering at the World Scout Jamboree in the USA next year.

Held only every four years, a World Scout Jamboree is an opportunity young people in scouting only get once.

And for Lucy Mann and her 47-year-old father Andy the event will be even more special, as they will be able to experience it together.

The event brings together 45,000 Scouts from across the world to experience international cultures and celebrate the Scouting principle: to create a better world.

UK Scouting has selected an amazing team to help make this life changing event possible.

The team has been brought together from across the country and will pick important skills for life.

The group, pulled together from all parts of the UK, will help deliver all aspects of the event from delivering world leading activities, to awe inspiring staged events through to mass catering.

Lucy said: “I want to be able to show Young People from all over the world different skills that I have picked up on my Scouting Journey that help in day to day life and maybe even learn something from them too.”

Andy added: “I was lucky enough to go to the World Scout Jamboree when it was held in Australia in 1987 as a participant.

“Since I went I’ve always said I’ve wanted to go back and it’s nice to be able to go with my daughter who is also an IST and my niece who is a participant.

“I’m most looking forward to meeting all the new people who are going and also experiencing all the new cultures from the people from all over the world.

“I’m hoping I can learn skills to take into later in life because you can always learn.”

Chief Scout Bear Grylls said: “Congratulations to Lucy and all the other UK volunteers who have been selected to support Scouts at the World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia.

“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.”

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