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L-R: Peter Grant MP, Niamh Anderson, Neve McWatt & Mollie Anderson

Local MP, Peter Grant has met with three scouts from 89th North Glen to back and show his support for their fundraising in the run up to the 2020 European Jamboree. The Jamboree will be held in Gdánsk and will see scout groups from across Europe come together to learn, have fun, and meet people from different cultures.

The official Jamboree website says that over the course of the camp, there will be seven education goals that they’d hope the young people would meet:

1. Encourage Scouts and Guides to discover their potential to change the world.

2. Raise Scouts’ and Guides’ awareness of challenges for Europe and for the world, as well as responsibility for their local communities.

3. Gain knowledge on how to act as an active citizen of Europe and of the world.

4. Build openness towards others to live in peace.

5. Learn how to embrace challenges, develop self-reliance, build self-confidence and spark off the need for continuous self-improvement.

6. Raise awareness, develop skills and shape attitudes to achieve the goals of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through creating a learning environment for the future young leaders of local communities.

7. Give an opportunity to experience the amazing Jamboree adventure!

Commenting after meeting three of the Scouts, Peter Grant MP said:

“These young people are incredible with such ambition and eagerness to experience different situations in life. To have the opportunity to go abroad without your parents at such a young age, and to potentially meet friends from across Europe, is one that all young people should jump at.

“I am aware that the overall cost for the North Glen Scout Group is £1,100 per scout and I know that they have been hard at working very hard to fundraise for this.

“I am very pleased to support them in this and would urge everyone to show their support and donate to their fundraiser.”

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