Celebrity in jam­boree fundraiser

South Waikato News - - NEWS - By ADEN MILES

A show by co­me­dian Te Radar on Satur­day will help a group South Waikato scouts at­tend their an­nual jam­boree.

The show at Pu­taruru Plaza this week­end is one of sev­eral fundrais­ing ef­forts by Paraonui Sea Scouts.

Around 4000 scouts from New Zealand and over­seas will con­verge on Mys­tery Creek in Hamil­ton later this year for Ad­ven­ture Jam.

The jam­boree for scouts will run from De­cem­ber 29 to Jan­uary 6 with a range of ac­tiv­i­ties of­fered each day.

Paraonui Sea Scouts group leader Bar­bara Searl said her group was look­ing for­ward to the jam­boree.

‘‘They (scouts) go there all hyped up and come home ex­hausted,’’ she said.

The group is made up of 10 adults and 26 chil­dren.

The jam­boree is held ev­ery three years and will cost an es­ti­mated $1500 per per­son.

On site ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude mo­tor­bikes, ab­seil­ing, pa­trol­based ac­tiv­i­ties, pi­o­neer­ing and crafts.

While off site scouts can par­tic­i­pate in cav­ing, ab­seil­ing, rock climb­ing, swim­ming, sail­ing and row­ing at Jones Land– Bar­bara ing, ex­plor­ing Hamil­ton Gar­dens and vis­it­ing Lake

Sea’rl Ro­toroa, Otoro­hanga Kiwi House and Hamil­ton Zoo.

Mrs Searl said the jam­boree was an im­por­tant part of scout­ing.

‘‘Just to let the kids know that there is more to life than sit­ting on their bot­toms play­ing video games,’’ she said.

‘‘It is to show them that their imag­i­na­tion works and that they can suc­ceed in life. ‘‘It is also about team work. ‘‘They are learn­ing to give and to give back. ‘‘It is also about teach­ing them skills and life skills, help­ing them move onto that next phase of their life,’’ she said.

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