Scouts raising money to fund Jamboree trip

Halstead Gazette: The Scouts are working hard to raise the money for their trip The Scouts are working hard to raise the money for their trip

Hopeful Scouts are working together to raise money so they can attend a Jamboree.

24 youngsters, from the Halstead and Colne Valley groups, and their leaders have been working hard to raise the £10,000 needed for them all to attend the 2014 Canadian Jamboree, in Newfoundland.

The 14-day adventure will include hiking, white water rafting and a host of other exciting activities for the group to enjoy.

So far, they have managed to raise nearly £5,000 by bag-packing for shoppers in Sainsbury’s, holding an “It’s a knockout” competition, holding a car wash and organising a race night at the Earls Colne Scout Hut.

But they still need to raise the rest of the total in order for them to attend so will be holding a table top sale in a bid to boost their funds on March 16 at the Scout Hut, in Station Road, between 10am and 12noon.

Stalls will include clothes, toys, books, bric-a-brac and refreshments.

There will be free parking and free entry.

For more information or to donate call Emily Evason on 07747142986.

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