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The New Zealand Scouts Jamboree  is underway in Waikato with over 4000 scouts setting up camp.

The spacious surrounds of the Mystery Creek Events Centre have been transformed into a vast "tent city" for the duration of the nine-day event which has attracted scouting enthusiasts from as far away as the United States and United Kingdom.

Most of the scouts are aged between 11 and 14, but a group of 14 and a half, and 15 and a half-year-olds were also invited because the last Jamboree was disrupted by the pandemic.


The range of activities on offer includes water slides, an adventure course with a large mud bath, quad biking and water sports.

For the first time this year, scouts are also able to try their hand at driving a digger. This activity is strictly supervised to high safety standards to ensure the wellbeing of both scouts and their one-on-one instructors. (Wow teaching how to safely use tools instead of outright banning their use!)



P.S. 1/7/2024:  Around 30 scouts at a jamboree in Hamilton have come down with Covid-19..."With today being the last day of the event, participants were reminded of the importance of isolating, travelling home via the most direct route and remaining masked for the duration of their journey home."


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