Thomas flies the flag at World Scout Jamboree

Member for Robertson Gordon Reid presents the flag to Thomas McArdle

Scouts from the Central Coast and across Australia are preparing to travel to the 25th World Scout Jamboree in Seoul, South Korea, from July 28-August 12.

Tens of thousands of young people and leaders from 170 countries will share culture, experience and friendship and among them will be Central Coast scout Thomas McArdle.

The World Scout Jamboree takes place every four years and is run by the World Organisation of the Scout Movement.

Federal Member for Robertson Gordon Reid met with Thomas McArdle to present an Australian flag to him before he heads off to South Korea.

“It is quite the privilege to be able to represent your country at international events like the World Scout Jamboree,” Reid said.

“I know that every Australian scout heading to the jamboree will represent Australia proudly and be outstanding in sharing our culture with other scouts from across the world.”

Thomas and his fellow Australian scouts will each take an Australian flag to present to scouts from other countries.

The flags will be exchanged for other nations’ flags as a sign of goodwill.

“I look forward to hearing the many stories following the jamboree in South Korea and wish all the Australian scouts a safe and successful visit,” Reid said.

Member for Robertson Gordon Reid