Hard-working scouts have goal in sight

You name it, and during the past year the Green Island Scouts have done it trying to raise money to go to the most exciting event on the scouting calender.

On December 27, 22 scouts and five leaders from the group will travel to Manfield Park in Feilding, where they will meet another 3000 scouts from around New Zealand and the Pacific for the New Zealand Scout Jamboree.

Green Island Scout Group committee member Dave Morris said the group had raised about $28,000 of the $32,000 needed to send the group to the Jamboree.

Going to a Jamboree was a highlight for any scout and those who got to go had the time of their lives.

''They get to do things that we can't offer them down here and it's just a week of activities, meeting new people, learning new skills and just generally having fun.''

The Green Island and surrounding communities had been very generous with their time and money, and without their support the scouts would never had got the opportunity they have now, Mr Morris said.

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