CHESHIRE Scouts had a taste of living the American dream at the World Scout Jamboree.

Around 45,000 people attended the event in West Virginia including around 6,000 from the UK with 90 of them from Cheshire.

The Cheshire contingent included 11 from the Chester District, with five of them from Huntington.

Redrow contributed towards the cost of the Chester & District Scouting Contingent attending the event via its Huntington Community Fund.

The homebuilder also supported a 1st Huntington Guide and members of Mid-Cheshire Scouts from Hartford who took part in the jamboree.

Fundraiser Maud Duthie – van der Venne, who applied to Redrow for support, said: “When the camp was set up it became the second largest city in West Virginia – it took three hours to walk from one side to the other. They had a really great experience and the opportunity to learn about other cultures and countries.”

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Members of the Chester contingent who attended the World Scout Jamboree share their experience with Redrow’s Simon Woodhouse.

The World Jamboree takes place every four years. Those who attended this year were selected two years ago. It offers a chance to enjoy new adventures, culture and friendships with Scouts from around the world.

Maud’s son was among the Chester contingent and was selected to take part in a mock UN council representing Japan.

“Attending the jamboree can make young people into leaders of the future because they develop skills such as planning and giving presentations,” Maud added.

“For example, they had a system where they could earn points to pay for things and had to work out who much milk and cereal they could buy. They also had to cook for people from other countries and as part of an international day laid on an English tea party.”

Redrow’s Huntington Community Fund has gifted £10,000 to good causes close to its Regents Grange and Earls Park developments.

Along with contributing towards the cost of attending the World Jamboree, the homebuilder has also helped 40th Chester Scouts source new camping equipment.

Elaine Mounsey, area sales manager for Redrow Homes (NW), said: “Groups like the Scouts are a great way for young people to have fun, form friendships and learn new skills. There’s a real sense of community amongst Scouts and we were happy to be able to help Scouts from Cheshire in their American adventure to the World Jamboree.”