Labasa to host 26 scouting districts at jamboree

Preparations begin at Vunimoli Primary School with the dispatch of water tanks that will serve scouters during the jamboree. Picture: LUKE RAWALAI

VUNIMOLI Primary School in Labasa will host close to 1500 students from around the country for the National Scouts Jamboree camp that will begin on Monday, August 13.

School manager Mohammed Naeem said they were honoured to host the students in the school, adding it would go down in the school’s history as one of its proud moments.

In an interview amid preparations yesterday, the jamborees organising committee secretary, Sunil Dutt, said the camp would begin on August 13 and end on August 16.

Mr Dutt said they were expecting to host 26 scouting districts during the camp, which was close to 500 schools.

“There have been no confirmations from our national headquarters but we expect scouting schools from Australia and New Zealand,” he said.

“This is the second time that the North is hosting the camp because the last time the camp was held in Bulavou District School in Seaqaqa.

“Students will be occupied with activities such as water activities, hiking, basic activities and we will be having presentations and sessions with the Royal Fiji Military Forces, Japanese International Corporation Aid and Messengers of Peace.”

Mr Dutt said even though the venue of the camp was at Vunimoli Primary School, activities would be decentralised to other sites around schools in Labasa.

He said they were proud to be hosting the jamboree camp in the North after 27 years.

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