A CROSSGATES teenager is looking forward to enjoying the World Scout Jamboree in 2023 and Cowdenbeath Rotary Club is helping him achieve his goal.

Blair Cran, a 14 year-old pupil at Beath High School, is a member of the Phoenix Explorer Scout Group in Cowdenbeath.

In his letter to the Rotarians requesting backing for his quest to represent the Rosyth Scout District at the jamboree next year in South Korea, he commented: “This is one of the best opportunities in the scouting community and I can’t wait to go.

“This trip I will remember for the rest of my life."

World Scout Jamborees are held every four years and being selected to attend is a huge achievement.

The trip will last three weeks, including a few days in the South Korean capital city, Seoul, allowing the teenager to experience a different culture.

The rest of the trip will be spent on the jamboree site and there Blair will be able to meet and socialise with Scouts from across the globe and undertake a massive range of activities.

He added: "Just the opportunity to fly halfway around the world is amazing by itself but the fact I get to spend my time with other scouts from Scotland, and those around the world, and participate in the largest scouting event on Earth with lots of amazing activities, is even better.

“As you can imagine, I will be involved in lots of fundraising activities to help towards the cost of travelling to the jamboree, including raffles, silent auctions and group fundraising with the east region of Scotland. “

The rotary club made a donation of £300 to Blair’s cause which was handed over to him by club president Jim Stark on Thursday night.

The youngster said he was very grateful for the support and has agreed to come back to the club next year and tell members about his experiences.