Guides head­ing to Chch jam­boree

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Mata­mata Girl Guides have raised enough money for 17 of their ranks and two par­ents to head to an in­ter­na­tional jam­boree in Jan­uary.

The group started rais­ing funds in Fe­bru­ary and since then have been in­volved in a num­ber of fundrais­ing ini­tia­tives such as pa­per drives, work­ing at the op shop, the Li­ons fer­tiliser drive and sell­ing soaps.

The Girl Guid­ing jam­boree will be held in Christchurch in Jan­uary. Jam­boree’s are held all over the world but only held in New Zealand ev­ery four years so the Guides only ever get to go to one. Through fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, al­though some have been hard work, the bond­ing ex­pe­ri­ence has been great, the girls said.

‘‘It’s more fun then you ex­pect it to be be­cause you’re with your mates,’’ girl guide Olivia Ste­wart said.

Guide Made­lynn Gill said she was look­ing for­ward to the wa­ter ac­tiv­i­ties at jam­boree while Jes­sica Wal­ton was look­ing for­ward to camp­ing out.

Olivia said the girls had been able to get to know a lot of peo­ple by rais­ing funds in the com­mu­nity.

The goal had al­ways been to raise the funds needed in a way that helped the com­mu­nity.


A group of 17 Mata­mata Girl Guides are head­ing to Christchurch for an in­ter­na­tional jam­boree in early 2016.

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