Celebrity in jamboree fundraiser
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.