Junee’s scouts are one step closer to making it to their very first jamboree after the Junee Correctional Centre made a generous donation to the club.
The inmates at Junee participated in a series of Big Bash competitions to raise the funds for the Junee Scouts, which only formed about 18 months ago.
Leader in Charge of Junee Scouts Jackie Starr said the donation would go a long way in sending a child to their first jamboree.
“We’ve got about 18 kids in the scouts now, and quite a few of them are ready to go on their very first jamboree,” Ms Starr said.
“It can be quite expensive to send a child on a jamboree – about $1800 per child.”
Ms Starr said the jail’s generosity would help create a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the scouts.
“It means kids who have never had these chances before will be able to go and experience their very first jamboree.”