Jamboree has scouts jumping for joy
While most local young people spend these school holidays relaxing, 10 young Karratha residents have been pushing themselves to their limits at a national scout gathering.
Ten scouts and four leaders from the Karratha Scout Group have spent the past few weeks taking part in the Australian Scout Jamboree, a 10-day camp held every three years by Scouts Australia for 11 to 14 year-olds across the country, which finishes today.
The camp, held at Cataract Scout Park in Sydney this year, builds young scouts’ resilience and life skills through outdoor adventure and endurance activities such as hiking, rock climbing, obstacle courses and orienteering.
Karratha Scout Group head leader Dani Hage said it was the first time the Karratha scouts had been to the national event and making it there had been a yearlong effort.
“The jamboree is the event that you go to if you’re a scout,” she said. “We’ve had to do a lot of work camping to get them up to that level.”
Ms Hage said with 10 members, the Karratha scouts formed one of the bigger groups at the event, thanks to its committed team culture.
She thanked the donors who had helped them get there.
Karratha Scout Group members enjoy the Australian Scout Jamboree in Sydney.