Scouts NSW shire contingent heading to the US for World Scout Jamboree 2019

Overseas adventure: Callum McKay, 16, from the 1st Lilli Pilli Venturer Unit, Matthew van der Helder, 13, from the 1st Lilli Pilli Scout Troop, James Eivers, 15, from the 1st Oyster Bay Venturer Unit, and Luca Sanchez, 14, from the 1st Oyster Bay Scout Troop. Aaron Tomlins, 22, is also a leader at the 1st Oyster Bay Scout Troop.
Overseas adventure: Callum McKay, 16, from the 1st Lilli Pilli Venturer Unit, Matthew van der Helder, 13, from the 1st Lilli Pilli Scout Troop, James Eivers, 15, from the 1st Oyster Bay Venturer Unit, and Luca Sanchez, 14, from the 1st Oyster Bay Scout Troop. Aaron Tomlins, 22, is also a leader at the 1st Oyster Bay Scout Troop.

Scouts Australia NSW is sending hundreds of its young members to the US this month, and there along for the adventure, a group of Sutherland Shire teenagers are ready to go on the trip of a lifetime.

These group of boys are among 692 scouts who will travel to West Virginia on July 17 for the World Scout Jamboree, where they will meet up with 47,000 others from 170 countries around the world.

It's the biggest ever Aussie contingent, as they cross the Pacific Ocean for the youth-led event that runs until August 2.

Scouts will surround themselves in diverse international cultures by joining new friends from around the globe.

They will be presented with a range of age-appropriate challenges that they will need to work together to solve, developing real leadership and teamwork skills in the process.

This year marks the 24th World Scout Jamboree. This year's theme is 'Unlock a New World', and invites participants to unlock new adventures, new cultures, and new friendships.

The theme was originally designed by youth representatives from the three host countries, the US, Canada and Mexico.

Holding fast to the age-old traditions of conservation and outdoorsmanship, the jamboree will embrace the growing trend of leadership development and global citizenship that the movement has cultivated.

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