Checking out the land at the Maryborough Showgrounds are Charlee Howard-Osborne, Sean Williamson and Vern Casey.
Checking out the land at the Maryborough Showgrounds are Charlee Howard-Osborne, Sean Williamson and Vern Casey. Nat Bromhead

Scouting for ideas for jamboree

IT MIGHT still be three years away but the organisers of the 23rd Australian Jamboree are using every bit of the time they have to ensure the 2013 event is the best yet.

On Saturday Scouting representatives from around the country checked out the land at the Maryborough Showgrounds where the event will be held in January.

More than 12,000 scouts are expected to descend on the Heritage City for the event which gives locals the perfect chance to showcase what the region has to offer interstate scouting families.

Fraser Coast mayor Mick Kruger took Scouts Australia Chief Commissioner Reg Williams and Scouts Queensland Chief Commissioner Maurice Law for a tour around the grounds.

He also sent members of the Scouts Association home with tourist information to pass around to family and friends.

The purpose of the visit was for the Jamboree committee to discuss planning and inspect the grounds to see what needed to be done in the lead-up to the event.

The visitors all said they were impressed with the venue and looked forward to coming back for the spectacular in 2013.

During the day officials met with two youth members, including Maryborough’s Charlee Howard-Osborne and Bundaberg’s Sean Williamson, who both attended the last Jamboree in Sydney.

The local children spoke about the highlights of their trip in an effort to give organisers a better understanding of what worked and what didn’t.

For more information about scouts visit www.scoutsqld.com.au



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