Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Tomorrow, 40,000 scouts attending the World Scout Jamboree in Chelmsford's Hylands Park will say goodbye after twelve days living in 'tent town'. The scouts and guides from 155 countries all reckon they have had a wonderful time at Chelmsford and the friendships will carry on over the years ahead. Robert Baden-Powell could never have envisaged on August lst 1907 just what his first little group of boys from would start when they arrived on Brownsea Island in Dorset. We now know there are 28 million Scouts within the global network and we can certainly be proud of our great UK contingent. As one veteran Scout Leader murmured: "If only the world's Peace Educators could be here today, what a lesson they would learn!"