Scouts prepared for jamboree

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Trip on horizon: Rosebud Sea Scouts Austin Blight, Blain Blight, Phoebe Lambden and Bruce Male are getting ready for the next Australia Jamboree. Picture: Yanni

A DOZEN Rosebud Sea Scouts will join another 2800 scouts from across Victoria on the adventure of a lifetime in January.

They will be attending the Australian Jamboree at Tailem Bend in South Australia.

This group – the largest contingent ever sent to a jamboree by the Rosebud troop – is made up of an equal number of girls and boys, which is also a first.

The 11-day camp is designed to be full of adventure and fun – where scouts can ride in a glider or drive in a racing car. Overnight trips will be made to other camps as well as the Adelaide CBD.

Australian Jamboree is held once every three years, giving scouts one opportunity to attend. “The camps build independence, initiative and resilience in kids while they are having a truly memorable and enjoyable experience,” assistant group leader of Rosebud Sea Scouts Ian Gosling said.

To raise money to pay for the 12 scouts, two leaders and necessary equipment the group is hosting an afternoon tea to be attended by humanitarian Moira Kelly at Eastbourne Primary School, Rosebud, 2pm, Sunday 19 August. There will also be door prizes and a silent auction.

Ms Kelly, inspired by Mother Teresa, has devoted her life to bringing healing and peace to war-torn parts of the world. Her Creating Hope foundation has helped evacuate hundreds of children for medical treatment and care – such as conjoined twins Trishna and Karishna.

Tickets at $25 adult, $15 child or a table of 10 for $200 are available at trybooking.com.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 7 August 2018

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