Hi Suffolk Scouters,

It gives me great pleasure to introduce the four leaders who have been selected for the 25th World Scout Jamboree Korea 2023. With almost 30 expressions of interest, 17 applications and 13 leaders attending the selection day last Sunday we now have our four.

The selection day was based on three situational tasks, an interview and two short written assignments. The quality of all the attendees was truly amazing and shows what a good shape Suffolk Scouting is in.

After over three hours of discussion and deliberation by the selectors, we reached our conclusions.


Well done to Karen Payne who will be the unit leader and Marcus Burch who will be her deputy. Annie Jones and Lucy Seary will be unit assistants.  

25th World Scout Jamboree - Suffolk Unit Leader Team

Karen Payne

(Endeavour Explorers – Bury St Edmonds)

Unit Leader

Marcus Burch

(1st Leiston Scout Group – Deben)

Deputy Unit Leader

Annie Jones

(Alpha Explorers – Orwell)

Assistant Unit Leader

Lucy Seary

(1st Bungay Cub Scouts -Waveney Valley)

Assistant Unit Leader


Over the coming months you will hear more about the young person selection process. We are keen to ensure that our process is fully inclusive and that everyone of eligible age feels they can apply irrespective of the cost and disabilities they may have. So please encourage young people, parents and carers to apply.

Best wishes to everyone on the journey to South Korea and back!


Mark Pearson

County Commissioner – Suffolk