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Tegan Lewis: WSJ 2019 Selection Update

The selection process for the 24th World Scout Jamboree in North America in 2019 has been taking place in Hampshire over the last few months.

This process concluded with the selection weekend 2 weeks ago where over 300 Scouts and Explorers were tasked with undertaking a number of challenges and activities designed to determine their suitability to attend this huge event which only takes place every four years. The prospective participants found out only yesterday whether their applications were successful.

It is with great pleasure that I can tell you that Tegan Lewis has been selected as one of the 96 Scouts and Explorers from across Hampshire who will be attending this event. Tegan has held a long standing ambition to attend a World Jamboree and her selection is a massive personal achievement and a credit to her and to 1st Liss Scout Group.

She now has the hard task of raising funds for her trip and as her Scout Troop, we will be supporting her as much as possible.

For those under the age of eligibility for attendance in 2019 (most of the troop), there will be an opportunity to follow Tegan through this process and for you to apply in four years time for the 25th WSJ in 2023. As one of the pinnacle events in World Scouting the WSJ is the opportunity of a lifetime to experience new challenges, meet new people and to visit a new country.

Congratulations Tegan and best of luck for the next two years leading up to and embarking on this amazing experience.