On 8 July 1932, a Polish Scout Wladek Wagner started sailing around the world. Eventually, Wladek made it to Australia. In Australia, he met two Australian Scouts, Dave Walsch and Bernard Plowright who, like Wladek, were intending on travelling to Scotland for the 1939 World Scout Jamboree. So, they all decided to sail to Scotland together! An adventure of sailing and friendship!
The Scout and Guides of Poland are recreating the journey, this time visiting Japan for the 2015 World Scout Jamboree!
JOIN THE JOURNEY – each port-to-port section of the journey is available to book separately, so Scouts Australia members can jump aboard for a long or shot period, close to Australia or on the other side of the world. The ship will be sailing through Australia in January and February 2016. Over 18 members can sign up directly on the website, and under-18 members should contact Andrew Cooper, Assistant International Commissioner.
SUPPORT THE SHIP IN AUSTRALIA – the sailing ship will visit Sydney, Brisbane, Townsville, and Darwin. We need volunteers to help welcome Scouts from Poland and around the world to these ports – showing them around, helping them shop for supplies etc. If you live near one of these cities, and are willing to assist in early 2016 when the ship arrives, please get in contact.