Scouting is more than just a recreational activity; it’s a way of life that instils invaluable skills, values, and memories in young individuals. Every once in a while, there comes a Scout who goes above and beyond, embracing the true spirit of adventure and dedication.

Meet Louis, a remarkable Scout from 1st Woodmancote in Tewkesbury, selected to attend this year’s World Scout Jamboree in South Korea. Each Scout needs to fundraise £4000 to be able to attend the trip, and Louis’ passion for scouting and determination led him to embark on an extraordinary journey of cycling the distance from home to this year’s World Scout Jamboree camp in South Korea.

Louis completed a total of 5,600 miles from home to South Korea, just in time, as in a month, he will be heading off to the Jamboree!

Speaking to ITV West County, Louis said “Being on the bike in the garage just became part of my routine. I did it without thinking about it. But when it was very cold or very hot outside it was more difficult”

The World Scout Jamboree is a momentous event that brings together Scouts from across the globe, providing them with an opportunity to connect, learn, and foster international understanding. It is a celebration of diversity, friendship, and the shared values of the scouting movement. This year, the Jamboree is taking place in South Korea, promising an enriching experience for all attendees.

“The jamboree is so close now…it’s quite daunting but exciting at the same time. It’s going to be amazing,” Louis said to ITV West Country.

County Lead for Gloucestershire, Carole O’Donnell, said “Amazing. What an inspiration to others.”

Read the original story on ITV West Country.