News

Jam-packed fun at scout jamboree

Sam Wallace, 11 and Kiara Watson, 13 and the West Centenary Scouts Troup B05 took part in the 23rd Australian Jamboree 2013. Photo: Inga Williams / The Satellite
Sam Wallace, 11 and Kiara Watson, 13 and the West Centenary Scouts Troup B05 took part in the 23rd Australian Jamboree 2013. Photo: Inga Williams / The Satellite Inga Williams

THEY'RE taught to be prepared for anything.

But not a lot could have prepared the boys and girls from West Centenary Scout Group for the spectacle of this year's Australian Jamboree.

The tri-annual event was held in Maryborough earlier this month and saw a gathering of 11,500 scouts and leaders from across Australia and 14 countries overseas.

During the 10-day event, scouts took part in numerous activities, enjoyed a variety of performances and forged friendships that could last a lifetime.

Still buzzing from the excitement of the Jamboree, scouts from Troop B05 of the West Centenary Group shared some of their favourite experiences.

Scout Kiara Watson, 13, said Challenge It - where scouts completed a series of challenges whilst they ran, walked and crawled through a field of mud - was her favourite activity

Fellow troop members Connor Tinning and Louis Minett said they enjoyed the Explore It activity.

"You got to go around Maryborough on a big 'Where's Wally' hunt, where you were given a map and found clues and completed challenges as you went," Louis said.

But a clear favourite among many of the other scouts was Smash It - an activity where crockery was set up as targets and old cars were destroyed by scouts wielding hammers.

In addition to a long list of activities, they also enjoyed performances by Jessica Mauboy, Justice Crew and magician Cosentino.

Sue Hutley, whose daughter Olivia was among the troop, said the jamboree had been a great life experience for the young scouts.

"The children still talk enthusiastically about all the fun they had during the event," she said.

"But after a week of camping, I think they were all pleased to return to simple luxuries of home; like sleeping in their own bed."

Scout Sam Wallace said the jamboree had been a fun way to start another year of scouts.

The 11-year-old said his troop would spend the year taking part in community service projects, outdoor activities, developing scouting skills and other enjoyable experiences.

For more information about the West Centenary Scouts, visit westcentenary.scoutsqld.com.au.

 

 

Famous Australian scouts

 

 

Bert Newton - Entertainer

 

Peter Garrett - Federal Minister for School, Education, Early Childhood and Youth

 

Dick Smith - Businessman/Aviator/Explorer

 

Sir Jack Brabham - Racing driver

Topics:  scouts


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Red Bag Appeal gives joy and hope this Christmas

HELPING THE NEEDY: Pat Passfield, Coles store manager Dean Tucker, Coles employee Danielle Pacione and Wesley Mission Queensland fundraising manager Mitch Witherington at Coles Jindalee, who are participating in the 2016 Red Bag Appeal to help needy families this Christmas.

Appeal to create a happy festive season for struggling families.

Cabbie allegedly stabbed in neck with bottle

Man charged over alleged attack

Council opens up on 'secret' private development companies

Ipswich City Council Administration Building, South Street, Ipswich. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

New website launched by Ipswich City Council

Local Partners

MOVIE REVIEW: Bad Santa 2

Billy Bob Thornton and Brett Kelly in a scene from Bad Santa 2.

NAUGHTY Santa sequel falls flat.

Coldplay bathes Brisbane fans in sea of colour

Chris Martin, lead singer of British rock band Coldplay, performs at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Coldplay are in Australia for a five-show tour. (AAP Image/Dan Peled)

Frontman Chris Martin drapes himself in Australian flag

Sia, Keith Urban top Aussie Grammy nominations

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban at the 50th Annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards

Beyonce dominates with nine nods for 2017 Grammy Awards

New gallery connects humanity and nature

One of Craig Parry's amazing images to be shown at the gallery.

Well known photographer to display one metre images

Hailey Baldwin: I don't understand Taylor Swift's squad

Hailey Baldwin has taken a quick stab at Taylor Swift and co.

Taylor Lautner 'spotted smooching co-star'

Taylor Lautner has been romantically linked to Billie Lourd

Council opens up on 'secret' private development companies

Ipswich City Council Administration Building, South Street, Ipswich. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

New website launched by Ipswich City Council

INSIDE STORY: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

VOTE IN OUR POLL: Sand mine opponents face serious dilemma

Public meeting for the proposed sand mine at Maroochydore last week.

Coast MP calls on Minister to stop KRA proposal with stroke of a pen

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Couple's desperate $550K price drop to sell Gladstone home

Brian Headley and Kirstene Staib are selling their Kin Kora mansion for $750,000.

TELL tale sign of Gladstone's property market.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!