Bluestone employee embarks on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to 2023 World Scout Jamboree

An employee of Bluestone National Park Resort in Pembrokeshire will be representing the UK contingent at the 25th World Scout Jamboree taking place in South Korea next week.

Tim Harrison, from Pembroke, is one of 950 adult volunteers who will represent the UK. The World Scout Jamboree is a World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM) event that brings together over 40,000 Scouts from around the globe every four years. This year, the event will be held at Saemangeum, North Jeolla, South Korea, under the theme "Draw Your Dream," with about 30,000 to 50,000 participants expected to attend.

Tim, who is in the Environment team at Bluestone and a local Scout volunteer, said he was very proud to be representing not only the UK but also Pembrokeshire.

Bluestone, which embraces the ethos of "free range fun," promotes outdoor activities and education through the natural environment and countryside at its 500 acre short break resort, mirroring the philosophy of the values of Scouting and making Tim's selection as a UK Contingent representative even more meaningful.

Tim said: “I would like to thank Bluestone for the support it has given me in making this dream possible. An international jamboree is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and with Bluestone's support, I am able to support the scouts in this amazing educational event.

Marten Lewis, Director of Sustainability at Bluestone, said it was great to see Tim representing Pembrokeshire and the Scout movement at such a prestigious event. "At Bluestone, we believe in providing free range short breaks in our amazing 500 acres of countryside. It’s very similar to the Scout’s value of creating fun and educating young people about our natural habitats and environment.

“It’s heartening to see Tim embodying these values at the World Scout Jamboree. We wish him the best on his trip and know that he will be an excellent ambassador for both Bluestone and the UK Contingent."

The World Scout Jamboree is not just a gathering of young minds; it is an educational event that promotes peace, mutual understanding, and leadership development. The Jamboree will feature various programs, including the Global Development Village, special sustainability initiatives, and opportunities for participants to make lifelong friends from diverse cultures worldwide.