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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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Young People Selection


On the 6th October 200 young people attended Devon scouting's young people World Scout Jamboree selection weekend. There were 63 places up for grabs; the largest number Devon scouting has ever been given.

The young people arrived and were divided up into their camp subcamps: North America, Canada, Korea & Mexico. The sub camp staff welcomed them and put them at ease. The subcamps approach to this ranged from playing loud music and line dancing to obtaining cactuses from around the camp.

Next came the night glow stick hike in the local woods with the last group returning at 0200 very muddy but having had fun.

On Saturday a series of bases that were run each testing a different skill: physical skills, team working, scouting values and problem-solving. Although tired the young people had a great time.

The evening began with a campfire where they took part in sketches and songs they witnessed the Institute of the lucky seven leaders who have been selected to take our young people to the World Scout Jamboree, This is was the final formal duty of the previous jamboree team who went to Japan.

Sunday< they took part in series of team games on the theme of global trade where they had to make commercial and ethical decisions. It was interesting to see some of the decisions made. They also took part in workshops involving them in where Devon Scouting would like to go next. Look out world, Devon is coming!!.

After all this the young people went home tired but having had a great camp, as well as making lots of new friends in scouting. They also found out more about what scouting is about and the only limit is that which they place upon themselves.

The selectors had the unenviable task of selecting 63 from the 200. For those who were not selected it does not mean you were not good enough just there was not enough places, please keep an eye out for an exciting international opportunity in 2019. You will be offered the first opportunity to sign up.

After much deliberation the final 63 that Devon selected are:  


Alexander Cole

Hannah Gillett

Henry Perry

Exmouth & Budleigh Salterton 

Michael Alford 


Martha Andrews

Sophie Evans

Fletcher Power


Julian Ashford 

Verena Ashford  

William Bastow 

Joslyn Dorey

Amelie Foster 

Amber Gardner 

John McNaughton 

Isabelle Price 

James White

Alastair Shapland 

Plympton & Ivybridge 

Kai Ashton Bullard

Max Bell

Duncan Bibby

Theo Davis

Samuel Dove

Ella Wills

East Devon 

Emma Bateson

Amelia Brown

Nathaniel Burford

Emma Burley

Peter Johns

Rhys Johnson

Benjamin Jones

Bethan Rogers

Peter Thornton


Yarrow Beckman

Caitlin Bond

Isaac Freeman-Wright 

Isabel Humphrey

Kushia Magee

Daniel Newman

Luke Phillips

Sam Pilkington-Wood 


Ethan Bishop

Joseph Hartley

Florence Jones

Ben Keylock

Aiden Potter

William Ward

North Devon 

Rory Boorman

Emma Corfield

Molly Gooch

Hamish Johnstone

West Devon 

Bryn Bourton

Jack Reddicliffe

South Hams 

Megan Davies

Poppy Edwards

Ted Garry 

Will Keetley

Mid Devon 

Tom Coton

Ruth Frangleton

Joshua Glanville

Liam Lindsay


George Webb


Katie McGeown

Seth Williams

Well done to all ! we look foreword to hearing about the adventure 

for those who were not successful, watch out for other exciting adventures,

Andy Ellis                                      Kate Taylor 

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