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Jamboree is life-changing
Hannah Mann of Kimberley Pharmacy Services Broome, with her staff, presents a $5000 cheque to the 1st Broome Scouts Australian Jamboree participants.

After a busy year of hard work and fundraising, 10 members of the First Broome Scouts travelled to Queensland last week to attend the Australian 2013 Jamboree.

The group and scout leader Doug Gould joined thousands of participants at the event, held in Maryland from January 2 to 12, after successfully raising enough funds to make the trip.

Broome community representatives helped fill the fundraising coffers with a donation.

The group received a small Broome Shire grant as well as a generous $5000 boost from Hannah Mann of the newly relocated Kimberley Pharmacy Services in Broome.

Mr Gould said the opportunity to attend an Australian Jamboree only occurred once in three years.

He said previous attendees of the event recognised it as “life-changing”.

The Jamboree offers a variety of leadership, teamwork and networking opportunities for youths.

Mr Gould said he expected the trip to broaden the horizons of the Broome Scouts, and would help them to become role models and contribute to the community.

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