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IST at the World Scout Jamboree

I do know first hand how disappointed and frustrated some of you will be feeling right now - my daughter swears that she registered online inside 5 minutes and curses the problems with the system as she has not made the list of those invited to a selection weekend.

Clearly, the system adopted has not been perfect, however the variety of views expressed by people and large number of alternative methods suggested, confirm the challenges they faced whichever method they used. This has been compounded by the very high number of applications received; whatever the system nearly 2,000 people would still have been disappointed. 

We are presently trying to determine if more places can be made available to us by the organisers in Sweden, although this is unlikely to be significant as other countries are in similar positions.

I would however encourage everybody that was hoping to participate to take up one of the very many other opportunities to help at international events (contact details are in the emails being sent and on www.scouts.org.uk) to do so. These can be just as rewarding as the WSJ in a number of different ways and I'm sure you will have a great experience.

Keep smiling and don't be put off from applying for other roles.



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