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The Power of International Experiences

3 November 2018

In my latest video blog I'm talking about the power of international experiences. I'm also doing experiments with urine and sharing some videos from this weekend's Unit 33 'Yorkham' Jamboree Unit training camp and also some of my favourite photos from my own recent international scouting experiences at home and abroad.

While the focus in the video is on large camps more suitable for Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Scout Network members, we should also remember that 'Global' is a key theme in our youth programme, starting with Beaver and Cub Scouts.

I have seen first hand how getting involved with Scouts from other countries and cultures helps our own young people to be better global citizens, and it's never too early to start our Beavers and Cubs thinking about global issues and other cultures.

In a world that seems ever more divided by immigration concerns, trade wars and real wars it's important that we show our young people that they are part of a worldwide Scouting family that is 50+ million members strong - and that we have more in common than divides us.

36 of our young people will have the chance to take part in the European Jamboree in Poland in 2020 (you can register interest in the youth selection on the county website at https://www.durhamscouts.org.uk/events/european-jamboree-2020/).

While places are limited for the European Jamboree, everyone - Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts can come and join the Durham2020 event (bookings are now open at https://www.durham2020.org.uk/)

As well as helping our youth members develop real "Skills for Life" during their preparation for international experiences, our global programmes and international experiences are a great way to show our young people that the 21st Century doesn't have to be this way. Why don't you join us?

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