Junee Scouts win people’s choice award following Rhythm n Rail Festival 2018 street parade

After a few weeks of anticipation, the winners of the 2018 Rhythm n Rail Festival’s street parade people’s choice award have finally been announced: the Junee Scouts.

Rhythm n Rail secretary and parade coordinator Linda Calis presented the lucky winners with their trophy during a recent scout meeting.

“Their float, marching, and singing were a highlight of the parade,” Ms Calis said. 

In true scout style, the children built a floating campsite for this year’s parade, complete with gumtree leaves, camping chairs, and a faux campfire. 

Scout leader Jackie Starr said the children got right into it and had plenty of fun on the day. 

“We made a campsite with our flags and we had a tent on there with a couple of kids sitting around the campfire, and I played the ukulele,” Ms Starr said.

“All the kids hiked behind the float with their backpacks like they were going on a scout hike – it was great.” 

The scouts proudly accepted their trophy, which they will get to hold on to until next year’s festival.

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