Jamboree with a Bear

9 young males standing, smiling at the camera

Story by Haaiqah and Haaniah Hussain

On 27th July, 39th Sheffield Scouts headed down to Kibblestone Scouting Camp for the first International MSF (Muslim Scout Fellowship) Jamboree.

7 females standing smiling at the camera9 young males standing, smiling at the camera

It was a three day event and our first ever Jamboree. More than 40 Muslim scout groups from all over the country attended and over 1400 Muslim scouts from around the world came together.

Haamid and Ehsan said:

“Praying with all the campers on the field was a new experience, and really good, we really liked that.”

It was an action packed weekend including tree climbing, archery, high ropes, and Jacob’s ladder. Haroon, Ayaan and Idrees all agreed the range of activities was absolutely amazing.

The highlight of the weekend was when Bear Grylls surprised us as the special guest and arrived by helicopter as part of his “Bear in the Air” summer programme. He talked to all of us about the importance and benefits of scouting.

Our leader, Yasmin Saeed said:

“Our children were fantastic. They showed enthusiasm throughout, coping comfortably with tenting during some difficult weather. It was an amazing experience for all the adults as well as the children, and we learnt so much from more experienced scout groups around us.”