Local scout Will Stanway was a special guest at the Denison Lodge No. 1248 meeting in December 2018, when he gave a presentation to members, friends and families
Along with six others from Scarborough, Will has been selected to join 29 Yorkshire scouts in attending the World Scout Jamboree in July 2019. This will be held at Summit Bechtel Reserve, West Virginia, USA, with over 45,000 participants from around the world. The Jamboree is an educational event that brings together the world’s scouts to promote peace and mutual understanding and to develop leadership and life skills.
Will explained to the lodge in the Province of Yorkshire, North & East Ridings that participants were required to raise £3,620 sponsorship towards travel costs, events, equipment and training camps. A portion of the money would also assist an International Solidarity Fund helping Scouts from less economically developed countries to attend and participate on an equal footing.
Will outlined how he had researched the historical similarities and connections with Freemasons and how both organisations share the same values and approach to life in helping others.
A total of £900 has since been donated for Will’s life-changing experience – Leopold Lodge No. 1760 donated £300, Denison Lodge £100 and the Freemasons Charity Yorkshire North and East Riding (FCYNER) donated £500.