TWO Barnsley Scout volunteers have been chosen to represent the UK at the World Scout Jamboree in South Korea next year.

David Bristow, 62, and 25-year-old Dominic Kirk have been selected to attend the World Scout Jamboree which will be the largest Scout camp to be held since the start of the Covid pandemic.

The 25th edition takes place in August in Saemangeum.

David and Dominic are two of 950 adult volunteers that have been selected to represent the UK and help deliver next year’s World Scout Jamboree and will be part of a multi-national team of adults who are volunteering to spend their summer holiday helping young people have an adventure of a lifetime, while thinking about global issues in a new light.

Between now and the jamboree, the pair will be supporting their local unit of young people that are attending the World Scout Jamboree, as well as helping Scouts ‘draw their dream’.

This will include spending time on personal development and using their journey to Korea to inspire others in the local area.

David said: “I’m semi-retired and this is the time for me to have an adventure.

“The World Scout Jamboree is a stunning opportunity to experience a new culture and take me out of my comfort zone. I’m looking forward to making new friends and working as part of an international team.

“It is a life-changing experience for both the adult volunteers and the young people that get to attend so I’m delighted to be attending as an international volunteer.

“I am hoping to take on a practical role in the event while also taking the opportunity to develop my own skills and broaden my understanding of different cultures.”