Scouts jam­boree set for Mys­tery Creek

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Mys­tery Creek Events Cen­tre will again prove its ver­sa­til­ity as a venue by host­ing the Scouts New Zealand 22nd Scout Jam­boree over De­cem­ber 2019 and Jan­uary 2020.

“We are de­lighted to host the Scout Jam­boree at Mys­tery Creek at the end of next year,” said Peter Na­tion, CEO of New Zealand Na­tional Fiel­d­ays So­ci­ety whose home base is Mys­tery Creek Events Cen­tre.

“Host­ing an event like the jam­boree shows the ver­sa­til­ity of our site and the ex­tent of our event platform and we look for­ward to work­ing with the Scouts New Zealand team to de­velop this event,” said Na­tion.

The Scout Jam­boree will be run by Scouts New Zealand vol­un­teers with sup­port from the Waipa¯ Dis­trict, Waikato Dis­trict and Hamil­ton City coun­cils, along­side New Zealand Na­tional Fiel­d­ays So­ci­ety who are work­ing with the jam­boree team to de­velop and stage ac­tiv­i­ties.

“The Mys­tery Creek Events Cen­tre en­sures our vol­un­teer ef­fort is fo­cused on de­vel­op­ing and de­liv­er­ing ad­ven­tur­ous ac­tiv­i­ties, events and com­mu­nity ser­vice rather than site prepa­ra­tion,” said jam­boree direc­tor Guy Beat­son.

Scouts New Zealand and the vol­un­teer jam­boree team look for­ward to work­ing with the Waipa¯ Dis­trict Coun­cil and other part­ners to cre­ate a Scout­ing tent city and “once in a life­time” ex­pe­ri­ence of mys­tery and ad­ven­ture. They are ex­pect­ing more than 3000 young peo­ple and be­tween 1200 and 1500 adult vol­un­teers to be at Mys­tery Creek for the 10 days, mak­ing it a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity to mar­ket the Waipa¯ Dis­trict and get the lo­cal com­mu­nity in­volved.

Young peo­ple are also in­volved in the de­ci­sions, with a Jam­boree Pa­trol of 11 Scouts help­ing with ac­tiv­ity ideas for the or­gan­is­ers to con­sider. Keep­ing youth at the cen­tre is one of Scouts New Zealand’s key pri­or­i­ties in their Bet­ter Pre­pared strate­gic plan, so the jam­boree will be youth-led with adults sup­port­ing.

“Our jam­boree draws our members to­gether for an un­par­al­leled 10 days of ad­ven­ture, chal­lenges and devel­op­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties. I’m ex­cited about hold­ing our next jam­boree in the Waikato and can’t wait to see ev­ery­one there,” said Scouts New Zealand na­tional com­mis­sioner Clarke Tr­us­cott.

New Zealand Na­tional Fiel­d­ays So­ci­ety CEO Peter Na­tion is look­ing for­ward to work­ing with Scouts NZ to de­velop the event.

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