Doncaster brothers chosen to go on a “once in a lifetime” scouting trip.

17 March 2022

Two brothers from Doncaster are raising £7800 to fund their Scout Jamboree trip to South Korea.

Christopher and Matthew Hough, 15 and 13, have been selected as two of the 36 South Yorkshire scout representatives travelling to SaeManGeum, South Korea.

They will be going to the 25th World Scout Jamboree, which takes place every four years.

Over 160 countries will be represented there, with over 40,000 scouts involved in the camp.

Their mum, Amii Hough, 42 said: “Of the thousands of applications, both my boys got chosen. I couldn’t be more proud of them.

“They’re so enthusiastic about it, it’s contagious.”

Christopher and Matthew, from Town Moor, Doncaster, applied for the Jamboree last year and found out they’d been selected on the 23 December. 

Matthew car washing.

Since then, they’ve already managed to fundraise £1200. 

The boys have taken on lots of activities, such as car washing, tuck shops, bake sales, and sponsored litter picks. 

Amii said: ‘We’ve had to approach it in different ways, they can’t possibly wash enough cars to get £7800.”

Christopher and Matthew have been going to scouts since they were 5 years old.

Christopher is at UEXD explorers in Cantley, and Matthew is at the 9th Doncaster scout group on York Road. 

Doncaster 9th scouts said: “This will be an amazing, once in a lifetime opportunity that Matthew truly deserves, and he will be an asset in representing us.” 

Christopher and Matthew doing a sponsored litter pick.

The World Scout Jamboree is a massive coordinated camp. While they are there, scouts will get together, form new friendships, and take on new activities. 

The Jamboree will take place in August 2023 and will last for three weeks, with the final week being spent in a host camp.

Amii said: “We are really thankful for people’s support. It’s lovely to see people rally behind them.”

One of the boys’ teachers from Hayfield Secondary school in Auckley, has even handmade bags for the boys to sell.

A spokesperson from the Auckley Parish Council said: “What a fantastic achievement by Christopher and Matthew to represent South Yorkshire at the Jamboree. They are a great credit to the school and the wider community.”

To help with their fundraising, you can visit their Facebook page here.

Written by Tia Xiourouppas

Hi there! Im Tia and I am a first-year journalism student! I'm not completely sure what type of journalism I'd prefer to go into; my two greatest interests being politics and fashion means my career options don't always go hand in hand. Instead, I'm waiting to try out all modes of journalism and see what suits me best!

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Hi there! Im Tia and I am a first-year journalism student! I'm not completely sure what type of journalism I'd prefer to go into; my two greatest interests being politics and fashion means my career options don't always go hand in hand. Instead, I'm waiting to try out all modes of journalism and see what suits me best!
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