Every four years a worldwide event called the Scouts World Jamboree takes place and for the first time in 36 years it is being hosted in North America.
In July of 2019, up to 50,000 Scouts from 120 countries will gather in West Virginia, USA to attend the 14-day long camp.
The first four days attendees will spend in Washington, D.C., touring the city with other people from their country. Then the rest of the camp is held in West Virginia at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve.
Throughout the week there will be events and activities for the youth to participate in. All of them have an educational purpose to them, such as the Global Development Village that will allow Scouts to learn about global issues.
Weyburn’s 5th Weyburn Scouts, leader Allen Klassen, Kendry Klassen, Dominik Soles and Mathew Soles, want to represent Saskatchewan at the Jamboree. The only problem is, that it costs $5,000 per person to go.
In order to raise the funds, the three youth and their leader, are hosting a Medieval Banquet at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall on Saturday, Sept. 22. All are invited, with the purchase a ticket.
Kendry Klassen, 14, said the Jamboree is a “once in a lifetime experience. You never know when it’s going to come to North America again.” She goes on to say that her main reason for wanting to go is to meet and socialize with the other youth from around the world.
With entertainment by Shire of Sigelhundas, the banquet will be filled with dueling, dancing, bread making, and costumes. For more information visit the Weyburn Scouts Medieval Feast on Facebook.