Scouts fundraise for jamboree

The six scouts who will attend the jamboree are, back from left, Erica Waddell, Miliana Chown-Mills and Savanna Squire. Front, holding raffle prizes, Robbie Bromhead, Finn Patterson and Brody Waters.

Warkworth Scouts will hold a Halloween Quiz Night at the Warkworth RSA on Sunday, October 29 as part of fundraising to attend the national jamboree at the end of the year.

The jamboree is held every three years at different sites around New Zealand and attended by around 4000 or more scouts, leaders and staff.

This year’s event will be held at Mystery Creek from December 30 to January 7.
Warkworth Scouts plans to send six of its troop to the event – Finn Patterson, Brody Waters, Savanna Squire, Miliana Chown-Mills, Robbie Bromhead and Erica Waddell.

Most scouts will only get one chance to attend a jamboree as a scout. It will be their opportunity to meet scouts from around NZ, as well as some from overseas, learn leadership skills, build self-confidence and self-reliance, and make new friends.

The estimated cost for Warkworth to attend will be just under $8500 plus travel costs, so the troop has been busy running a series of fundraisers including raffles, sausage sizzles, spring cleaning and quiz nights.

The Halloween Quiz Night costs $10 per person (cash only). Fancy dress is encouraged, and teams can number between six and eight. The evening will start at 6.30pm. Bookings:

Warkworth Scouts meet at the Scout Den in Shoesmith Street on Monday nights from 6pm. New members welcome.


Raffle winners
The winners of a recent raffle were Coralene Colman, who won a Keith Hay weekend stay for four at Pakiri Beach, a Mr Whippy voucher, and a $50 voucher from The Warehouse; Geoff Foxall, who won an artwork by Coral Noel Yang and a wine tasting and antipasto platter for two from Matakana Estate; and Jo Wildermoth, who won a New World gift basket and a $500 voucher from The Warehouse. Organisers thanked these businesses for their support.