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NSW hosts Australian Jamboree, 3-14 January 2016

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NSW will welcome more than 10,000 Scouts and volunteer leaders from across the world when Appin, southwest of Sydney, hosts the 24th Australian Jamboree from 3-14 January 2016. 

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events and Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said the NSW Government is proud to support the event through in-kind and financial support. 

“Scouts have been a part of our community for more than a century and is a fantastic way for young Australians to learn leadership, independence and values,” Mr Ayres said. 

“With over half those attending the Jamboree coming from interstate and overseas, it will be a fantastic opportunity to showcase our beautiful city over summer.” 

The Scouts will enjoy a 10-day program of activities both on site and around Sydney including laser skirmish, high ropes challenges and traditional Scout craft. 

Member for Wollondilly Jai Rowell said the event will provide a significant boost to the community during the school holiday break. 

“Events such as the Australian Jamboree play an extremely important role in our local economy, attracting thousands of people to the region,” Mr Rowell said. 

“I encourage all those travelling for the Jamboree to take some time to explore Appin and our surrounding towns and villages.”

The 2016 Australian Jamboree will be hosted by Scouts Australia at the Cataract Scout Park in Appin, NSW.