Hartlepool’s Georgina to represent UK at World Scout Moot in Iceland

Georgina Barlow from Hartlepool, who will represent the UK at a World Scouting event in Iceland.
Georgina Barlow from Hartlepool, who will represent the UK at a World Scouting event in Iceland.
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A Hartlepool girl is all set to represent the UK at a world scouting event.

Georgina Barlow will be at the 15th World Scout Moot in Iceland next month for a once in a lifetime experience.

The World Scout Moot is a gathering of young people aged 18 to 25 and this year it takes place in the dramatic landscape of Iceland from July 25 to August 2.

Georgina will be one of 500 participants from the UK attending, with a total of 5,000 participants from 80 countries joining together to embark on nine days of adventure, fun and discovery.

Participants will stay at the National Scout Centre on the stunning banks of Lake Ulfljotsvatn.

They will make new friends from across the world and visit Geysir and the stunning waterfalls of Gullfoss.

Georgina said: “I can’t wait to get on a plane to Iceland and meet Scouts from all over the world.

“I am working towards my Queen’s Scouts Award, so I am looking forward to learning new skills and experiencing new cultures.

“Attending the World Scout Moot in Iceland will be a real adventure and I can’t wait.”

Chief Scout Bear Grylls wished participants well, saying: “I’d just like to say a massive good luck to our brilliant UK contingent.

“I am sure it’s going to be a trip to remember.

“I have filmed many times in Iceland and it is an incredible place to adventure and develop new skills that you can use throughout the rest of your life.

“It’s also a place that tests what you are made of.”

The theme of the moot is change. All members will embrace change on their journey, whether this is in their own lives or their local community.