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Adult Selection for WSJ in North America
6th May 2017

Well what a weekend we all had at Caddihoe! Over 100 scouts and Explorers had fun whilst assisting in selecting the leaders to take our young people...

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Leader Selection


Well what a weekend we all had at Caddihoe! Over 100 scouts and Explorers had fun whilst assisting in selecting the leaders to take our young people to the next World Scout Jamboree in North America. The weekend included everything from playing with Fire Toys to taking part in Ballista building. Even the rain didn't stop the fun!

The camp opened on the Friday night with a Scout band from Bradninch, this was followed by a great UV party hosted by Jack.


On the Saturday the leaders under selection started with their bases and the organising team threw typical jamboree incidents into the day which kept them on their toes, it was amazing how suddenly we had lots of home sick youngster who all wanted to go home at the same time. The camp fire chief not turning up and the leaders having to sort.

Young people had fun playing games and building ballista's to test young people's pioneering skills, this also involved leaders teaching young people some useful knots.

Scout Radio sent along two DJ's for the Saturday night, they held a Sound Clash event. The loser was going to be heading for the gunge machine but somehow they managed to stay dry!


We held a closing party on the Sunday night which involved game show style games, it even involved milking our very own "Daisy the Cow".

Daisy will be appearing at events across the county over the next 12 months so keep your eyes open for her when you least expect it!

Marc Coton, the County Commissioner took part in our very own "Family Fortunes", unfortunately Marc didn't know the answer to a couple of questions so the Gunge machine was tested, we now know that it works so we're ready for Run to the Fun 4.

The leaders for the WSJ Units have now been selected

Congratulations to Nigel Groves, Fiona Gage, George Andrews, Cara Honeywill, Abby Williams and Nathan Craig.


Nigel Groves
Nigel joined Scouting in 2005 and is currently a Scout Leader and Assistant Explorer Scout Leader scouting at 1st Beer. Nigel successfully organised the County Cooking Competition and was the Splash Manager at the Run to the Fun events.


Fiona Gage
Fiona joined Scouting in 1996 and is currently an Explorer Scout Leader with Axe Air Explorer Scout and a Scout Leader at 1st Beer. This year Fiona is taking 17 Explorers to the Danish International Jamboree.


George Andrews
George joined Scouting in 1996 and is currently the Assistant Scout Leader at 2nd Exeter. George has spent three summers working as an Outdoor Instructor at Camp America and understands the rules of Baseball as he is a coach.


Cara Honeywill
Cara joined Scouting in 2005 and is currently an Assistant Cub Scout Leader with the 1st Edgehill & Torridge. Cara was lucky enough to go to the 2011 World Scout Jamboree in Sweden as a participant and is now looking forward to going as a leader.


Abby Williams
Abby joined Scouting in 2015 and is currently an Assistant Cub Leader, Assistant Beaver Leader at the 10th Devonport. Abby was lucky enough to go to the World Scout Jamboree in Japan as IST. Abby has recently gained her Queen Scout Award, Queen Guide along with her Gold DofE.


Nathan Craig
Nathan joined Scouting in 2011 and is currently the County Youth Commissioner for Devon Scouts.

Nathan was lucky enough to attend the World Scout Jamboree in Japan as IST and this experience allowed him to develop his team building skills.

What happen's next?

Now the hard work begins!  Well done to all of the leaders that have been selected

Look out for the Young People Selection details which will be released over the next couple of weeks.  Young People selection will be held on the 6th - 8th October 2017 at Caddihoe Scout Campsite, nr Broadclyst.  

Andy Ellis
Assistant County Commissioner, Special Projects

Kate Taylor
Assistant County Commissioner, International 

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