A DEDICATED volunteer has been chosen to represent his country at a global event.

Robert Allen, of Crowthorne, will enjoy a once in a lifetime trip to represent the UK at the 15th World Scout Moot in Iceland.

The World Scout Moot is a gathering of Scouts aged 18–25 from around the world and will be held in the dramatic landscape of Iceland from July 25 to August 2.

Robert said: “I am so looking forward to visiting Iceland and giving all the young adults in Scouting an amazing international Scouting opportunity. “Apart from learning new life skills myself, I will be able to pass these same skills on to all the other participants.”

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The UK contingent will be taking more than 500 participants to the event, where a total of 5000 participants from 80 countries across the globe will join forces.

Robert has recently attended the final training weekend in preparation for the Moot and will use his skills to ensure the event goes to plan as part on the International Service Team (IST) who volunteer their time to plan and deliver the event programme.

Chief Scout, Bear Grylls, wished participants well saying: “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 IST gives those who take part the same exciting experiences as the participants and they will get a chance to learn new skills and visit the same breath taking locations Iceland has to offer.

The theme of Moot is change, with all members of the UK contingent to embrace change on their journey to the Moot, whether this is in their own lives or their local community.