4,000 Scouts at Three Counties Showground - Shirejam 2019

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15th July 2019

The very first Shirejam event has been hailed a success. Over 4000 Scouts converged on Malvern’s Three Counties Showground for the inaugural event. From Redditch to Ross, Hereford to Worcester and Leominster to Evesham, young people aged six to eighteen and over 1,000 adult volunteers attended the event celebrating the #SkillsForLife vision of Scouting.

The event featured six zones; Adventure, Splash, Learn, Bounce, Create and Survive. In addition, our Shirejam main stage featured live acts, a disco and a talent competition. During the weekend young people undertook activities ranging from scuba diving, animals, zorbing and creative craft to climbing, aeroplanes, radio broadcasting and archery.

As Scouts, we believe in bringing people together. We celebrate diversity and stand against intolerance. The weekend delivered an amazing event with a diverse representation of our two counties,  many new friendships were formed between young people and also between adult volunteers too. We had many dignitaries visit during Shirejam including the Lord- Lieutenants of Worcestershire and Herefordshire, we thank you for your support of Scouting.

The support from local businesses was also amazing, we thank everyone who helped with Shirejam 2019. A special mention to our sponsors, PRG UK, Malvern Scaffolding, Three Counties Showground and The Rowlands Trust, National Lottery Community Fund and White Logistics.

Assistant District Commissioner Peter Dodman said “Scouting in Herefordshire and Worcestershire continues to grow, supported by our 2,000 volunteers. Demand is also growing and we would love to open up additional Scout groups to meet this demand. Shirejam 2019 has shown the enjoyment and skills that adult volunteers can gain from Scouting and we look forward to welcoming new volunteers enabling us to continue this growth. Volunteering in Scouting is flexible and can fit around work and family commitments”.

For more information on volunteering in local Scouting please visit www.scoutshw.org.uk

Note: news article supplied by Shirejam organisers, photo credit Scout Content Active Support Unit