Once again me and my fellow Blue Bears helped to run the Reading base for the Devises to Westminster Canoe Race. We were equally successful as last year and raised £120 each. Unlike last year though the race continued past Reading and I would like to say congratulations for all those who took part, it looks like extremely hard work.
I also put my media training skills to use with my fellow Blue Bear Sophie by talking to the DW media manager.
On the 8th and 9th of April my Mum and I walked the first part of the Thames Path (Source to Lechlade) as part of my Personal Development award as part of Jamboree. It is really interesting to see the River Thames as this mall clear trickling stream and know it leads out into such a wide river.
We will continue to carry on the walk to London and more posts will follow!!
On March 27th after writing to BBC Radio Berkshire I was interviewed by Phil Kennedy on the Drive show. This was an amazing experience for me as when I am older I want to become a radio presenter and this re-affirmed my dream. It also led to multiple local newspaper articles which re-published a piece which I wrote initially for my School newsletter.
On the 24th February, my Unit had a meeting at Earlywood Camp site in which we made our unit video. This was a 30 second clip which will be shown on the UK contingent Facebook page 62 days before the Jamboree. We took many takes on one of our members camera’s and he has pieced it together to create a really amazing video.
On Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th November I hosted Jamboree In A Bag for the Beavers and Cubs at 1st Wokingham Scouts. We played Jamboree themed games and made our own Piñata’s, we also made Teepee’s. Both sections came out of the evenings with a greater knowledge of the Jamboree and I hope they will, when they are the correct age, apply to attend one themselves!
On 9th November I held a quiz night to go towards my fundraising with over 60 people in attendance. This event was also coincidently exactly one year after I found out that I had been selected to attend the Jamboree. I was also selling Christmas decorations of which some where handmade by me and family.
This event raised over £300 for me which completed my grand total of fundraising that is £3950. It was amazing that I managed to complete this in exactly one year and I would like to thank everyone who contributed to my fundraising .