A GIRL guide from Cubbington is preparing for a far eastern adventure.
Sylvie Ward has been selected to represent Girlguiding at the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan next year, where she will take part in a host of community action and cultural projects and meet more than 30,000 young people from all over the world.
The 14-year-old member of Cubbington Rangers group will be one of around 4,000 Guides and Scouts from across the UK taking part in the huge 12-day global youth event in the summer of 2015.
As part of a team of 40 young people, Sylvie will have the opportunity to immerse herself in Japanese culture, explore the latest developments in science and technology and help to raise awareness of global issues such as the environment and human rights.
There will also be a peace programme commemorating the atomic bombing of cities in Japan during the Second World War, which will include a visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.
To raises funds for her trip Sylvie will participate in bag packing with her Ranger group, run Tombola stalls at local fairs/fetes, car boot and a host of other activities
Sylvie said: “Being a member of Girlguiding has given me lots of exciting opportunities. I would never have got to go to Japan without guiding and am so excited about taking part in this adventure of a lifetime.
“I’m really looking forward to meeting other young people from across the globe, finding out about their lives and working together to make a positive difference.”
Every year Girlguiding, the UK’s leading charity for girls and young women, sends young women across the world on international adventures and to take part in vital community action projects in developing countries.
For information about how to get involved visit www.girlguiding.org.uk.