Cubbington Ranger Guides on global adventures

Cubbington Ranger Scout Lizzie Boucher.
Cubbington Ranger Scout Lizzie Boucher.

Japan, China, India and Iceland will provide plenty of adventure for four members of the Cubbington Ranger Guide Unit who are off on Guiding travels this summer.

Sylvie Ward is a Warwickshire representative at this year’s World Scout Jamboree in Japan, after having spent two years raising the £3,000 she needs to fund her trip. The event is currently taking place in Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi City, and is being attended by around 30,000 participants from 150 countries.

Angela Stoddard, part of the International Service Team, who started out as a Rainbow at St Mary Magdalene church in Cubbington and became a Brownie and Guide at the Lillington Free Church and a Ranger at the Cubbington Ranger Guides, is also at the Jamboree - acting as a safeguarding and security Japan planning team member - and will go on to take part in the Free Being Me Festival in Sangam, India.

Lizzie Boucher, a Cubbington Ranger Guide and an assistant leader with 1st Stockton Brownies, is part of the international service team. Lizzie has already attended the centenary Jamboree in Essex in 2007 and the 22nd World Scout Jamboree in Sweden in 2011 and spent a summer in Ghana volunteering at an orphanage with Guiding. In Japan, she is helping to deliver the programme to the 30,000 participants. Then it’s off to China for Lizzie for some travels. She said: “I feel very proud that I will be representing the UK again.”

Isabel Tarrant is currently on a ten-day trip to a Warwickshire Guiding Selection Weekend in Ulfljotsvatn, in South West Iceland, for which she had to raise £1,600. She said: “The trip will be a new experience - we will be exploring the unique culture of Iceland, meeting local people, trying new foods and discovering the language.“