On the 22nd July, 57 Maltese scouts arrived at the World Scout Jamboree hosted in West Virginia, America. They arrived back home on Wednesday, 8th August.
At the jamboree closing ceremony, 45,000 scouts from nearly 200 countries reflected on what has been the experience a trip of a lifetime in wild and wonderful West Virginia, whilst enjoying a spectacular fireworks extravaganza.
Heading the Maltese contingent, Timmy Cutugno described the experience as being “exciting and exhausting for all involved, and many did not want it to come to an end”.
Sean Bonnici said that “I’ve learnt a lot about different cultures, religions and perspectives from other countries. I was enjoying it so much that it seemed as if it was only a few days long.”
World Scouting Ambassador Bear Grylls explained that “World Scout Jamborees are incredible festivals of peace, friendship and adventure. Young people will make friends for life, experience different food, language and culture while learning new skills. It will be the journey of a lifetime.”
After the ceremony the Scouts boarded a coach bound for their next adventure visiting Washington DC and New York City, before returning to Malta.
The next World Scout Jamboree is set to take place in 2023, in South Korea.