WS2019 – Adult Leaders have been selected!

Following a tough application process, twenty adult leaders were invited to attend a weekend selection camp at Lodge Hill over the weekend 23rd – 24th September. During the course of the weekend each leaders was assessed in their Young Person Interaction Skills, Leadership, Team Work, Communication, Adaptability, Working when tired. Assessing these areas the selection team were able to choose leaders who would be the best fit for taking a group of our young people abroad representing West Sussex Scouts at the 24th World Scout Jamboree, USA, 2019

A group of Young People from across the County were also invited along to the weekend camp to aid this selection process, where they were split into two groups and each leader had to provide a 10 – 15 minute activity. This provided us with the opportunity to get feedback from a young persons point of view as to which leaders were most interacting and engaging. Three of these young people have applied to be part of the 2019 contingent, the other three have applied to be part of Roverway 2018.

We are pleased to announce the below leaders:
Unit 67
Peter Few – Unit Leader (East Grinstead)
Sophia Wilks (Adur Valley)
Michael Priest (Worthing & CYC)
Rachael Grantham (Chichester)

Unit 68
Vicki Prince – Unit Leader (Crawley)
Ann Hudgell (Worthing)
Sean Edwards (Crawley)
Cara Drake (Horsham)

Gerald (ACC International) would like to thank all those involved in the selection process, who were;
Matt Pike
Suzi Prior
Linda Barker
Rob Marsh
Steve Dawson
Ben Fletcher
Louise Baileff

A big thank you go to the SEAT team of Neil, Paul , Craig, Tony & Graham who kept the selection weekend running so that the selection team could focus on the selection side of things. 

I hope you will all wish the eight successful leaders well and support them throughout the next two years.

World Scout Jamboree 2019

World Scout Jamborees are unique events where Scouts from all corners of the globe gather together to share in an adventure.
World Scout Jamborees are places where you will live side by side with people from all nations, living in peace and harmony, creating a tented town of 50 000 Scouts.
As part of a team of 4 leaders, you will guide 36 young people as they learn to live & laugh together, thriving in a different culture, living away from home for up to 3 weeks.
West Sussex Scouts are looking for 8 leaders to take 72 young people on the trip of a lifetime to the 24th World Scout Jamboree, USA. Dates to include 22nd July to 2nd August 2019 with some time either side for pre and post Jamboree events.

Applications are open until 31st August 2017, please contact Gerald Telfer, ACC (International) for more information including an application form and role descriptions.

Leaders For The World Scout Jamboree

International Scout Jamborees and Moots are above all educational events that brings together the worlds young people to promote peace and mutual understanding and to develop leadership and life skills. Working with Scouts in the run up and at the event is one of the most rewarding experiences any leader can have.
West Sussex Scouts are about to start preparations for two exciting opportunities of a lifetime.

Roverway 2018

From 23rd July to 2nd August 2018, Roverway 2018 will take place in the Netherlands with over 3,000 participants (aged 16 and 22) from over twenty countries taking part in an incredible European adventure. The participants will be divided into UK Patrols of 6-8 ahead of the event.  They will be encouraged to meet regularly, take part in practice camps and gain camping skills in addition to a Nights Away permit for Patrol Leaders.
West Sussex Scouts are looking for at least 1 adult leader to facilitate the trip of a lifetime for a group of 6 to 8 Scouts aged 16 to 22.

24th World Scout Jamboree

The last Jamboree took place in Japan 2015, and saw 35,000 Scouts from all over the World join together. The next Jamboree will be taking place at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, USA in 2019. For the first time, it will be jointly hosted by three countries: Canada, Mexico and the USA. Dates to include 22nd July 2019 to 2nd August 2019 and sometime either side for pre and post Jamboree events.
The 24th World Scout Jamboree will feature the hallmarks of past world jamboree programs, such as the Global Development Village, the World Scout Centre, a special sustainability initiative, and the socialization elements that allow participants to make lifelong friends from around the world.
Unlike any other youth event, the World Scout Jamboree invites you to surround yourself in diverse global cultures by joining your new Scouting friends at a single destination for 12 unforgettable days. The jamboree experience extends beyond your home  – and beyond the boundaries of our countries – to create a global adventure that will last a lifetime!

West Sussex are looking for at least 7 adult leaders to deliver the trip of a lifetime for 63 Scouts from West Sussex, aged 14 to 17 to the 24th World Scout Jamboree. To give you some more idea what will be expected of you Unit Leadership Team Role Description has been produced.


If you are interested in a leadership role at the 24th World Scout Jamboree or Roverway 2018, we are holding a selection weekend on the 23rd & 24th September 2017. This opportunity is open to any ADULT involved in Scouting in West Sussex and applications can be made by completing the application form and returning to me by the 31st August.

I look forward to hearing from those of you wanting to have the opportunity and challenge of a lifetime.


Gerald Telfer

Assistant County Commissioner (International)