Fiji scouts off to Australia jamboree
December 30, 2015 4:41 am
Twelve scouts and five teachers from around the country are waiting to jet off to Australia for the 24th Australian Scout Jamboree.
The Fiji Scouts Association has been part of this event since 1934.
Fiji Scouts Executive Commissioner Joji Qaranivalu says the tour is a lifetime experience for the students and teachers – the first time any of them gets to travel abroad.
“They will be there for thirteen days, from the 3rd to the 13th, doing water activities, hiking, land activities, life-basic survival skills, which is always involved with the scouts.”
“They’ll be sight-seeing in Sydney, to the moutains, Sydney Opera House, Circular Quay,Kings Cross, Sydney Town Hall, all the main areas of Sydney, within the package within the 14 days. It will be very busy.”
The only girl in the contingent, Luisa Nacoke.
Education Minister Mahendra Reddy says the ministry is looking forward to supporting the Fiji Scouts Association come 2016.
The 24th Australian Scout Jamboree will be held at Cataract Park in Campbell Town, Sydney, Australia.