Our Scouts are just back from 12 memorable days of fun, rain, sun and activities at the 2016 Australian Jamboree, and event which is held every 3 years. This year it was at Cataract Park in Appin, New South Wales, with our Troop, Troop 111, being led by Gary Brand and Matt Minski, as well as Rahel Leivenzon from 15th Brighton and Craig Latrobe from 1st Wendouree.
Over the two weeks our Scouts had the opportunity to take part in a number of exciting activities, ranging from a mud filled Challenge Valley and on-site Circus extravaganza, to off-site adventures including a day of exploring the wonderful sights of Sydney and another out on the water with snorkels, canoes and water slides. We also had some fortunate Scouts who had the opportunity to fly in a light plane over the Jamboree site itself, with each and every Scout busy from the moment they arrived at Cataract Park to the time they boarded the bus en route back to Melbourne.
We want to deeply thank all our generous leaders for all the time and effort they have put in to ensure our Scouts had an experience they will remember for their lives. A special thank you to Gary Brand who has devoted hundreds of hours in preparation for Troop 111 to have the best AJ ever!
I spoke to Gary over the weekend and he exclaimed it was, in his 35+ years experience, the best Jamboree he has ever attended!
Gary Brand, 10th Caulfield
Matthew Minski, 10th Caulfield
Rahel Leivenzon, 15th Brighton
Craig Latrobe, 1st Wendouree
Terry Better, 15th Brighton
Linh Mai, 1st Wendouree
Do you want to see more photos? Then head to the AJ 2016 Facebook page.