Tim Harrison from Pembroke is one of 950 adult volunteers that have been selected to represent the UK and help deliver next year’s World Scout Jamboree, as part of the International Service Team (IST).

The Jamboree will see 50,000 young people come together for a skills, cultural and adventure festival in the sensational and scenic South Korea. In the summer of 2023, Tim will be part of a multinational team of adults volunteering to spend their summer holiday helping young people have an adventure of a lifetime, whilst thinking about global issues in a new light.

The 6,000 strong IST is there to make the Jamboree happen, undertaking a variety of roles to give young people from around the world a once in a lifetime experience. This could be planning and delivering activities for thousands of participants every day, or providing key services such as medical, catering, and infrastructure. The IST is made up of unsung heroes who will make a difference for tens of thousands of international Scouts next summer.

Through being a part of the IST, Tim will have the opportunity to not only pass on their skills to young people but also develop personally. They will gain a greater insight into global issues, whilst making lasting friendships with adult volunteers from around the globe.

Between now and July 2023, Tim (36) will be supporting the local unit of young people that are attending the World Scout Jamboree, as well as helping Scouts ‘draw their dream’. This will include spending time on personal development and using their journey to Korea to inspire others in the local area.

Tim said: “I am really looking forward to attending the World Scout Jamboree in South Korea as part of the international volunteer team as it seems like an incredible experience to be a part of. At the age of 20 I suffered a stroke and I have only recently regained my speech. This has given me a new appreciation for communication and I am looking forward to bringing this enthusiasm to the Jamboree. I hope to learn some Korean while I’m there.”

UK Chief Scout Bear Grylls said: “Young people could not take part in these life changing events without the support of adult volunteers like Tim. I say #Goodforyou to all those volunteers who want to be part of this adventure.”