REPORTING · 21st July 2011
From the week of July 9th to the 16th, Scouts Canada held their annual Pacific Jamboree (PJ) at Camp Bing on the Sunshine Coast. It was the largest PJ to date at over 3000 participants from as far away as Ontario. This year’s theme was the Lord of the Rings.
“The Scouts had an absolute blast at PJ” said Scouter Paul Fleming who took 18 Scouts from Terrace and 2 from Kitimat to the Jamboree.
The kids had an opportunity to participate in all kinds of activities from Canoeing, Kayaking, Geocaching, hiking, an obstacle course, a wall climb and a series of themed activities based on the Lord of the Rings. One of the patrols even had an opportunity to go to Whistler and ride the tram. Other patrols went to Gibson’s as well as Sechelt.
Despite the rain, which fell off and on from Wednesday through to the end of the camp on Saturday. All the youth had an excellent time. The next PJ will be in four years in Camp Bernard near Victoria.
The next Canadian Jamboree (CJ) will be held at Camp Woods, Sylvan Lake, Alberta in 2013, and we have already started fund raising for this Jamboree
“We did a lot of fund raising to get to this Jamboree, we sold chocolate bars, Poinsettia’s, Flowers, Wontons, car wash tickets, did bottle drives, cleaned peoples yards and stacked firewood. We also had a lot of support from local businesses and other organizations. A big thank you to Northern Savings Credit Union, Foresters, Kinsmen, Elks, Rio Tinto Alcan and the 1st Terrace Rover Scouts.” said Fleming.