For a member of the scouting movement to be able to attend the World Scout Jamboree is the ultimate experience and Newent Daffodil Lodge helped to make that happen for one lucky local girl.
Those who follow our news items will recognise the author of this article, Paul Hill, as the immediate past master of Impeesa Lodge. Impeesa is the scouting lodge for Gloucestershire, giving its support to the movement locally. A high proportion of the lodge members are very active within the scout movement. We suggest that you also read the recent news article on the installation of the new master of Impeesa and the importance placed on the lodge by Freemasonry in Gloucestershire. Paul tells us:
“This was the meeting of the Newent Daffodil Lodge (one of the newest in Gloucestershire) last Thursday (please see photograph). We had donated £200 to assist a local Scout to go to the World Scout Jamboree in South Korea, Frankie Rayner.
She and her mum, Mandy (who is a Cub Scout Leader) both came to the Lodge meeting and Frankie gave us an excellent presentation describing her experiences at the event. They stayed for dinner and appeared to have a good time.
Both were in the Staunton & Corse Scout Group – where incidentally I used to be the Venture Scout leader over 20 years ago!
Frankie will be about 15 years old, I think.”
We thank Paul Hill for the interesting article and photographs.