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Barkingside Scout volunteer on top of the world at international event in Iceland

PUBLISHED: 15:39 01 August 2017

Some of the 5,000 people at the World Scout Moot. Picture: Scouts

Some of the 5,000 people at the World Scout Moot. Picture: Scouts

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A scout volunteer from Barkingside journeyed to lake Ulfljotsvatn in Iceland to help deliever an event for 5,000 young people.

Entertainment at the event Picture: Scouts Entertainment at the event Picture: Scouts

A once in a life time opportunity, Steuart Allen, 44, of Fullwell Avenue represented the UK at the 15th World Scout Moot.

The event is a gathering for 18 to 25-year-olds from almost every continent on earth.

The participants tried glacier walking, sailing, bird watching and learnt about different cultures and customs.

“I spent my time looking after site security – It was a brilliant job and a lovely place to support Scouting,” said Steuart.

Steuart Allen helped out at the15th World Scout Moot. Picture: Scouts Steuart Allen helped out at the15th World Scout Moot. Picture: Scouts

“It never got dark so while the hours were long and it’s was a tough job staying awake, I thoroughly enjoyed supporting the younger leaders meeting new people and gaining new skills.”

Julia Bradbury, Scout ambassador gave her thanks to the 500 young people who took part from the UK.

“The precious time they spent enjoying adventures and learning about different world cultures will make a lasting impression,” she said.

“I’m particularly pleased that they spent time hiking across the spectacular Icelandic landscape – As a huge advocate of walking, there’s no better way to get to know a country and yourself.”

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