Preparing for Sweden 2011

November 23, 2010

Vicky from Peachcroft in Abingdon is one of the few Guides chosen to attend the World Scout (and Guide) Jamboree in Sweden in July/August 2011.

Each participant has to raise over £2000, making about £100,000 in total for the 36 scouts (and guides) chosen for Oxfordshire. That means a lot of fund raising activities: car washing, jumble sales, raffles, concerts and the like.

The cost includes travel , insurance, the stay, all the activities, and helps fund trips for scouts from places like Papua New Guinea and Armenia who couldn’t otherwise go to this world event.

So far there have been several meet up weekends to help prepare for this once in a lifetime experience.

S M Christmas Fair
(Thanks to Vickie’s mum for the first picture. The second came from John, a regular blog contributor. It is taken at St Michael’s Christmas Fair and there is a connection between the first and second picture. But can you guess what? )

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3 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. “udot”: UDOT &hellip  |  November 24, 2010 at 1:05 am

    [...] This Abingdon » Preparing for Sweden 2011 [...]

  • 2. Cicely Bilverstone  |  November 24, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Yes I know the answer as I am the proud Grandma, and with the other Grandaughter. We are here selling the raffle tickets for St Michael’s and other charity funds. Our Sweden funding is over, thanks to all people in the area who have contributed.

  • 3. Crusoe  |  July 25, 2011 at 1:43 am

    Amazing blog to have stumbled on. Thanks for the content and I agree with most your previous contributors.


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