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Scout Jamborees may be axed after 90 years because of anti-paedophile vetting rules
Scout Jamborees could be cancelled in Britain because of the new anti-paedophile vetting rules, it has been claimed.
By Lucy Cockcroft
Published: 7:00AM BST 12 Oct 2009
As the first phase of the controversial Government scheme starts, the Scout Association has warned it could mean the gatherings of packs from around the world will no longer be held here after 90 years of the tradition.
Organising criminal record information and other checks on thousands of foreign Scout leaders was ''just not possible'', a spokesman said.
A spokesperson for the Department for Children, Schools and Families said: ''We recognise the importance of children attending and participating in international events such as jamborees organised by the Scout Association, and would not wish the Vetting and Barring Scheme to act as a deterrent to these events going ahead.
''While the fine detail is yet to be finalised, we are working in collaboration with the Scout Association and others to ensure that the practical operation of the scheme does not impede the operation of these events.''