South Korea bound?
Next year (2023) sees the World Scout Jamboree heading to South Korea – and two Cupar teenagers are working hard … fund raising in the hope that they can make the trip to take part.
The 25th World Scout Jamboree is helping to celebrate ‘a century of Scouting in South Korea‘. The theme is “Draw Your Dream” and it will be held in Saemanguem, South Korea. After the Jamboree is complete, a permanent Scout Center will be created on the site as a legacy.
Beth Harvie and Zoë Nimmo are students at Bell Baxter High School and members of Cupar’s Scouts – and have been selected to represent the UK in South Korea. They have to raise £3,765.00 each over the coming 18 months … and CuparNow is happy to help them on their exciting journey.
The monies raised are to cover kit, travel costs, insurance and food. A proportion will also assist those overseas in less fortunate circumstances and help them to attend.
Zoë and her family have a long association with the Jamboree. She explains: “My Grandpa went to the Jamboree in 1957 – in Sutton Coldfield – and one of my brothers went to the last Jamboree in America.” She adds: “I have been in Scouting since I was a Beaver, aged 6 – so for nearly 9 years. I was aware of the World Scout Jamboree when I was in Cubs and a Scout came talk to us about her trip. I knew how fun it all sounded and I really was keen to travel to Asia and meet international Scouts.” A keen netball and hockey player, she is also a clarinetist, “loves history and watching films – old classics and new ones!” Looking ahead to the Jamboree, she is most excited by the International Day where every unit – the Scouts from different countries – displays aspects of their country and food.
Beth says: “I am 14 years old and I live in Cupar. As part of my fundraising, I am selling homemade baked goods and handcrafted gifts. I am also planning to take on a Munro challenge as part of a Go Fund Me campaign.”
Zoë has been raising the pennies and pounds – saving her birthday and Christmas money – and by offering a badge sewing service to her Scout Group in Cupar as well as to her Scout Group that she attended through Beavers, Cubs and Scouts in Freuchie. She says: “I’m also planning to wash neighbours’ cars, having a summer garden party with Prosecco, nibbles and strawberry tarts and am selling baking and homemade plum jam.” And she has sights on 2023 with plans for a Burns Supper in January.
If they can raise the funds, both will be heading to South Korea in July 2023 to take part in a while range of activities – outdoor, conservation and environmental, learning about different faiths and cultures, making friends. Zoë says: “We’ll also get a city stay for aclimatisation prior to the Jamboree.”
CuparNow has sponsored a stall at the Christmas Fifer Farmers’ Market in December where the girls will be continuing their fund raising.
Plans are still in the making – baking seems high on the list! The stall is one of eleven community stalls being sponsored by CuparNow through 2022 as part of our support for the town and district. You can read more via this link.
You can help support Beth & Zoe on their fund-raising missions by …
Photo of the girls is from Cupar Explorers. Used with kind permission.
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