Scouts and scouting

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He survived sexual abuse in the Boy Scouts of America. Now he wants justice
Ron Hunter was repeatedly assaulted and sex-trafficked as a child. At 63, he’s telling his story – to protect others and heal himself

Ed Pilkington with photographs by Anna Watts

30, Aug, 2023 @10:00 AM

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‘The scouts were getting sicker and sicker’: inside the chaos of the world jamboree
A Swedish scout leader diarises a challenging 10 days in South Korea, from heavy rains to heatstroke – with K-pop at the end

As told to Jem Bartholomew

11, Aug, 2023 @3:18 PM

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Scout jamboree in South Korea closes with regrets and K-pop concert
Ceremony at Seoul’s World Cup stadium wraps up event beset by heatwave, unsanitary conditions and threat of typhoon

Raphael Rashid in Seoul

11, Aug, 2023 @11:49 AM

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Scout jamboree does not deserve this ill-judged attack | Letter
Letter: The children learn how to work in teams and to be self-reliant, show initiative and support others, writes Janet Kay

10, Aug, 2023 @4:34 PM

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‘Worst nightmare’: South Korea mulls disastrous Scout jamboree
Youngsters faced a heatwave, flooded tents, sewage spills and an expensive evacuation – but concerns were raised before the event even began

Raphael Rashid in Seoul

09, Aug, 2023 @3:10 PM

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Wednesday briefing: What went wrong at South Korea’s World Scout Jamboree?
In today’s newsletter: As thousands of scouts are evacuated from their quadrennial global get-together, the host nation’s handling of the event is in the spotlight

Esther Addley

09, Aug, 2023 @6:00 AM

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The climate cost of scouts’ ill-judged South Korea jamboree | Letter
Letter: Would scouts’ time not be better spent in supporting projects in local areas, or where there is real need, asks Lesley Newell

07, Aug, 2023 @3:21 PM

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South Korea to evacuate scout jamboree as typhoon looms
Site has been plagued by issues including heatwave that left hundreds ill last week

Raphael Rashid in Seoul

07, Aug, 2023 @1:54 PM

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UK Scouts says £1m cost of relocating jamboree will affect its work for years
Head of Scout Association says event in South Korea had been poorly organised even before threat of Typhoon Khanun

Kevin Rawlinson and agency

07, Aug, 2023 @9:37 AM

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Mother of UK scout tells of ‘unbearable’ conditions at South Korea jamboree
Woman says 16-year-old son was exhausted from camping in temperatures of up to 35C and is now at hotel in Seoul

Donna Ferguson

05, Aug, 2023 @3:29 PM

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US and UK scouts pull out of world jamboree campsite due to extreme heat
Thousands of scouts to be removed from site after hundreds of heat-related illnesses at event in South Korea

Raphael Rashid in Buan

05, Aug, 2023 @1:44 PM

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‘A bit horrific’: Scouts at jamboree in South Korea on campsite conditions
UK Scouts are being moved to Seoul hotels after heatwave caused chaos and medical issues

Raphael Rashid in Buan

04, Aug, 2023 @4:22 PM

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