Pair ranging further afield
Matamata girls Kate Aston, 16, and Alice Craig, 17, are two of four girls to be chosen to attend the International Scout and Guide Jamboree in London.
The jamboree will see more than 5000 scouts, rangers and girl guides from around the world come together to participate in a week-long camp.
Kate and Alice have already done some fundraising for the event but plan to do a lot more before they leave in August next year.
‘‘We’ve done sausage sizzles, we’re selling chocolate and stuff, babysitting; we’re doing the christmas heirloom thing where you go out and they show you how to do Christmas decorations and stuff. We’re doing a sleepover and movie night and maybe doing a disco,’’ Kate said.
So far the girls combined have raised about $1500 and need to raise $6500 each for the jam-
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‘‘I’m going to be one of those people that are just leaders and I’m going to be one of the oldest leaders ever, because that’s just who I am,’’ Alice said.
The pair attend rangers every Wednesday and Alice said although it sounds really cheesy she loves it because it’s actually really fun.
‘‘And there’s so many opportunities. We’re going to England and I have friends who have have gone to Canada and Australia and Japan and everywhere for guiding jamborees and stuff,’’ she said.
London bound: Matamata Rangers Kate Aston and Alice Craig are off to the International Scout and Guide Jamboree next year.