THREE Barry scouts are set to venture Stateside to take part in the Movement’s World Jamboree this month.

Liv Farrell and Amy Blake, both 15, and Hayley Mattey, 16, of 2nd/4th Barry scouts, are part of a unit of 36 young people and four adults who will be representing Cardiff and the Vale at the Jamboree.

Four thousand scouts from across the UK will descend on the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, to join 45000 scouts from across the world in a memorable two-week adventure in July.

They will take part in activities ranging from white water rafting on the New River Gorge to climbing in North America’s largest artificial climbing facility.

The trio and unit leader Dreigiau’r Mynydd, Joe Holmes, 24, of Cardiff, will try new foods and test their language skills in what is the culmination of two years of preparation events.

In October 2017, the confident young women filled out an application before showing off their team skills at a cold November selection camp in the Brecon Beacons.

Not long after they found out they had a place.

Since then they have taken part in a variety of preparation events from climbing, to practicing travelling through airports and even a trip to Swansea to simulate one of their visits to New York or Washington.

Liv said: “I saw it on Facebook and thought it looked pretty cool.”

Amy added: “I’m excited about going away with them because they are like my second family.”

The three teenagers have raised more than £3500 to take part, by organising and taking part in sponsored events – such as a 50-mile Taff Trail bike ride, cake bake’s, carol singing, a car wash, and the New Year’s Day swim – and gained support from businesses.

Mr Holmes said: “For me it has been amazing to see these guys go from a quite group of individuals, to one confident movement.

“I am sure instead of me looking after them, they will be looking after me on our three-week adventure.”

The group thanked Waitrose, C&H Plumbing, Rim Motors, Spartan Motor Factors, Legal & General, ADM Construct, O'Connors Carpentry & Joinery and Lindon Smith and others for their help.

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