My name is James Farnes I am 16 yrs old and an Explorer Scout at 9th Horley Scout Group and one of the two explorers chosen to represent Horley District (which has now amalgamated with Reigate District) at the Jamboree in Sweden.  We are leaving on the 25th July spending a couple of days in Copenhagen then travelling to the Jamboree afterwards we will spending a few days in Finland living with a family returning home on 12th August 2011.  Surrey is sending nearly 100 scouts to the Jamboree.  In preparation my contingent have spent a number of weekends together camping to get to know each other and we also travelled to Brownsea Island to buy badges we can swop at the Jamboree.  To raise money for this event I did a sponsored abseil down the science block at Oakwood School Horley last June and raised nearly £300.00.  I am doing a sponsored swim on 8th May I am swimming 200 lengths of the pool 5000 metres and if anyone would like to sponsor me you can contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

I am looking forward to attending the Jamboree meeting people from different cultures, making new friends and learning new skills.