SCOUTS and Girl Guides from Huddersfield are planning to jet across the world.
Two volunteers are off to the world’s biggest scouting event.
Daniel Haigh, from Golcar, and Roger Snow, from Holmfirth, have been selected from Scouting’s 100,000 adult volunteers to represent the UK at the 22nd World Scout Jamboree in Sweden in 2011.
And a handful of Girl Guides are gearing up for a trip of a lifetime to the land of the rising sun.
The lucky teenagers are hoping to visit Tokyo, Kyoto and Hiroshima in Japan this summer.
The 10 girls are part of Girlguiding West Yorkshire South and are going to take part in community activities as part of their Eastern adventure.
First, they have to raise about £1,800 each to cover the cost of the trip.
To raise the cash the group have organised curry nights, bag packs and auctions.
Those involved are Alice Tones, 14, from Almondbury, Lucy Bonner, 16, from Holmfirth, Rachel Booth, 17, from Linthwaite, Hannah Kempton, 15, from Outlane, Megan Smith, 16, from Kirkburton, Sarah Pugh, 17, from Shelley, Charlotte Birbeck, 14, from Birkenshaw, Fran Varley, 14, from Mirfield, and Esther Price, 14 from Mirfield.
The Scouting volunteers are also eagerly awaiting their trip.
Daniel, 23, applied after attending an international scout festival in Switzerland last summer.
Roger, 62, a technical services manager, has been involved with scouting since the age of seven and applied to keep his scouting interests alive.
They are two out of 500 chosen for the trip of a lifetime after impressing in a series of teamwork and creative tests at a special event in Nottinghamshire.
Daniel and Roger will share their skills and experience with 30,000 people from nearly every country in the world as well as pick up new life skills.
Daniel, who works in a warehouse, said: “I helped at the last Jamboree which took place here in the UK back in 2007 and once again I’m hoping to help with security in Sweden.”
Roger said: “Scouting means so much to me and I’m looking forward to being able to help give the kids a life-changing experience.”
The 22nd World Scout Jamboree Sweden 2011 will take place from July 27, 2011 to August 7, 2011.
The Jamboree will be held on the fields of Rinkaby, near Kristianstad, south Sweden.
The Scout Association was founded on Brownsea Island, Dorset, on August 1, 1907 by Lord Baden Powell.
Scouting has 28 million members both male and female and operates in nearly every country in the world.