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Katie Waite Fundraising to attend the World Scout Jamboree in USA

The Club was delighted to welcome Katie Waite to their meeting.

Katie is from Girlguiding Hertfordshire and runs a Girl Guide group in Radlett. She is fundraising to attend the World Scout Jamboree for 3 weeks in West Virginia USA 22 July  please take a look at the website it looks amazing! The World Scout Jamboree is an educational event that brings together the world’s Scouts to promote peace and mutual understanding and to develop leadership and life skills. They are expecting 50,000 guides and scouts from around the world! Katie was selected as one of the leaders for the trip from Hertfordshire who are taking a group of 40 children. Each place costs £4000 which has to be raised by each individual.

The Club gave Katie a cheque from the Club for £40. Katie is pictured above receiving her cheque from Club President Linda Shall and showing us some of her massive collection of badges! Katie brought delicious cakes for our Members to buy – please see the picture of our Member Janet Tansley with Katie enjoying a cake! She received £71.90 in donations directly from Members which made a grand total of £111.90. Katie was thrilled and it now means she has now almost raised all of the money for her trip!

Afterwards in an email Katie said: “Firstly thank you so much for having me last night I was so inspired by the work you do. Your generosity was amazing and the cake sale raised £71.90. I can’t wait to come back after my adventure and tell you all about it.”

We’re really looking forward to hearing all about Katie’s experience at the World Scout Jamboree when she gets back too!