Help Scouts make jamboree

Noosa Sea Scouts contingent for New Zealand jamboree. Supplied.

Thirteen Noosa Sea Scouts have been selected to attend an International Jamboree in New Zealand at the end of 2023.

The girls and boys, aged 12 to 15, will attend with three Noosa Scout leaders, all from the Noosa Shire. Scout Jamborees are considered one of the world’s leading youth events and brings young people from countries all over the world together to experience a trip of a lifetime.

Scouting parent helper Ian Kaye told Noosa Today: “This is an amazing opportunity for these young Noosa Sea Scouts to attend a worldwide event that had been put on hold for the duration of Covid. The 23rd Aotearoa New Zealand Jamboree is going to be held at the Mystery Creek Events Centre near Hamilton on the North Island in New Zealand, and will include 10,000 Scouts from around the world. They will be experiencing outdoor activities such as canoeing and white water rafting, hiking, abseiling and tree climbing and archery, in addition to many team building activities.”

Noosa Sea Scouts will be endeavouring to raise funds to help pay for their three Scout leaders who will also be attending as volunteers, in addition to trying to cover their own costs. Fundraising activities will include a car boot sale on the Noosaville Scout premises, a trivia night to be held at Tewantin RSL, and several raffles. They will also be doing the usual activities like working at the Bunning’s sausage sizzle and other events locally.

Mr Kaye added: “We kindly ask that if you see any Scouts trying to raise funds, that you give generously. If you would like to donate prizes for our raffles then we would love to hear from you. We hope to see you at our events. Contact