A Scout leader from Corby has been selected to represent the UK at the 23rd World Jamboree in Japan in 2015.
Lewis McIntyre was picked from the UK’s 100,000 adult Scouts to be one of the volunteer International Service Team at the event.
He is one of 800 successful candidates chosen for the trip of a lifetime after taking part in a selection process in February. Lewis had to complete a variety of team activities and creativity tests to demonstrate why he should be part of a team to help deliver the 2015 World Scout Jamboree.
About 30,000 people from nearly every country in the world will be taking part in the jamboree.
Lewis said: “After 26 years in Scouting, I finally have the opportunity to take part in a World Scout Jamboree and more excitingly it is in Japan where I’ve always wanted to visit since I was a teenager.
“Through Scouting I have met some amazing people and I’m looking forward to meeting more in Japan when we all work together in giving the young Scouts the experience of a lifetime. “
Lewis will be accompanying 36 young people, aged 14 to 18, from the county to the jamboree.
Chief Scout Bear Grylls said: “Congratulations to Lewis and all the other UK volunteers who have been selected. While lots of people know that Scouting is all about adventure, they often don’t realize that adult volunteers get to do just as much as our young members through their involvement. Over the course of the jamboree they will meet people from around the world, take part in amazing adventures and be challenged to think about global issues in a new light.”