Ellie set to represent UK Scouts in Iceland

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Ellie Hopkins from Ilkeston is set to represent the UK at the 15th World Scout Moot in Iceland. The moot will see a total of 5,000 participants from 80 countries around the world join together to embark on nine days of adventure, fun and discovery in July. See left for more.

Participants will stay at the National Scout Centre on the banks of Lake Ulfljotsvatn. They will make new friends from across the world and visit Geysir and the stunning waterfalls of Gullfoss.

Ellie said: “I can’t wait to get on a plane to Iceland and meet Scouts from all over the world. 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. He said: “I’d just like to say a massive good luck to our brilliant UK Contingent. They are heading off to the 15th World Scout Moot in Iceland and 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 of the UK contingent will embrace change on their journey to The Moot, whether this is in their own lives or their local community.