Remember that weekend it rained a lot at the end of July? Well we remember it very well and not just for the rain! Members of Syston Scout Group took on roles at Leicestershire International Scout & Guide Jamboree “Charnwood 2019”. 

On Saturday 27th July, Adventurer Bear Grylls flew in by helicopter to the camp to cheer up 5,000 soggy scouts and guides setting up their camp in pouring rain – or as he calls it, “scout sunshine”. The TV star and chief scout was flown to Charnwood 2019, where youngsters from all over the world were setting up their tents for a week of fun and educational activities. 

A total of 23 countries were represented, including Ghana, New Zealand and Malaysia, as well as boys and girls from scout groups all over Leicestershire. 

Over the week Scouts and Guides took part in over 100 activities from Zorbing, bungee trampolines, bumper cars, Aeroball, last man standing, gladiator, pedal go-karts, human wakka mole, Zip line and caving as well as inflatables. Scout and Guiding activity teams provided shooting, archery, fencing, mountain bike team, laser clay pigeons and lots more. The campers got a chance to visit one of the 5 offsite trips from Warwick Castle, Bosworth, Foxton Locks, Activities round Nottingham or Water activities such as Sailing, Canoeing and more. 

On Tuesday of the Camp Syston Beavers & Cubs visited the camp and took part in many of the activities and got to experience the grand scale of the camp.  

Unfortunately, the week’s appalling weather forced organisers of an international Scout and Guide camp in Leicestershire to close it early. 

This was a great shame, but all of the 5,000 young people took some great memories away and also have met and made friends with other Scouts & Guides from all over the world. 

Sound like something you would like to be a part of?  

Syston Scout Group are always looking for new members and adult volunteers to help make Scouting in Syston great. If you can spare a few hours a week, why not get in touch and help young people develop #SkillsForLife. Contact us on 0116 326 6908 or email