Adults help kids get to Jam­boree

Bayside and Northern Suburbs Star - - NEWS -

ADULTS will get in on the scout ac­tion on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 7 with a trivia night and cent auc­tion at Sa­cred Heart Hall.

Af­ter drop­ping their kids off at the den the par­ents will take part in the event to raise money for the 2019 Aus­tralian Jam­boree.

The Jam­boree is held once ev­ery third year and lo­cal scouts need to raise money to get to South Aus­tralia for the big event.

Sandgate Scout leader Travis Ro­se­vear said apart from the lucky few who are un­der 12 by the end of the Jam­boree, most Scouts only ever have one op­por­tu­nity to at­tend an Aus­tralian Jam­boree.

“It is ar­guably the largest camp a Scout will at­tend, span­ning 10 days, with at­ten­dees ex­ceed­ing 13,000. This could mean the Scouts dou­ble the pop­u­la­tion of Tailem Bend (where the event is be­ing held).

“A scouts life (at camp) is packed from dawn to dusk, with ac­tiv­i­ties planned across the whole 10 days. All this fun is made pos­si­ble by the thou­sands of vol­un­teers who give up their time to sup­port our Scouts through this jour­ney.”

Sandgate Scout Briget Gal­way is al­ready look­ing for­ward to hav­ing a great time at Jam­boree.

“The ex­pe­ri­ence of be­ing in a new place do­ing scouts,” she said.

“Be­cause you can do many fun ac­tiv­i­ties and camp with your friends.”

Orig­i­nally 14 Sandgate scouts were in­ter­ested in go­ing and the num­ber has now grown to 21 from the troop.

To help Sandgate Scouts get to Jam­boree 2019 RSVP to Jodie on 0401 504 934.

The fun­dras­ing event will start at 6.30pm on Oc­to­ber 7 at Sa­cred Heart Hall, Brighton Road, Sandgate.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

Brid­get Gal­way, Aaliyah Barge, Char­lie Blag­den are al­ready get­ting ex­cited about the 2019 Aus­tralian Scout Jam­boree.

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