EIGHT scouts from the Mornington Peninsula are part of an Australian contingent of 910 going to the 25th World Jamboree in South Korea, 1 to 12 August.
The scouts have saved their own money to make the journey and are excited about representing the region on an international stage.
Assistant scout leader Nigel Dewar from 1st Red Hill Scout Group said the scouts going to the jamboree had shown commitment and dedication to the scouting movement and were keen to meet other members from around the world.
Their preparations for the jamboree had been “quite intense”.
“The weather forecast predicts temperatures in the mid-40s and non-stop rain. It’s going to be quite an adventure, to say the least,” Dewar said.
“To ensure our comfort during the jamboree, our tents were sent ahead of us. It’s great to know that a cosy shelter will be waiting for us amid the challenging weather conditions”.
In addition to the logistical preparations, each scout and venture member had to raise more than $6000.
The “significant fundraising effort” saw the team organise markets and barbecues and do weekend jobs.
First published in the Mornington News – 25th July 2023