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Scout eyes Japanese jamboree
First Warnbro Sound Scout Group member Brooke Crosby-Mullin attended the 23rd Australian Jamboree at Maryborough, Queensland, last month.

Brooke Crosby-Mullin has barely had time to get over the excitement of her first scout jamboree, but the Warnbro teenager already has her sights set on the next congregation of scouts in two years’ time, in Japan.

The 14-year-old was one of more than 11,000 scouts from around the country to attend the 23rd Australian Jamboree in Maryborough, Queensland, last month.

Part of the Thorny Devils troop, including scouts from Warnbro, Secret Harbour, Wembley Downs, Willetton and Scarborough, Brooke said every day was full of activities.

“We did different activities and went off site and went into the town of Maryborough,” she said.

“We went to the beach for a whole day doing raft building, canoeing and team games.

“There was also an army course and it was all muddy and there was a big circus tent and we did trampolining.”

While the days were jampacked with outdoor activities, there was no rest for Brooke and her troop at night with an A-list line-up of entertainers.

“Every night there was a concert and there were singers and dancers,” Brooke said.

“There was Jessica Mauboy, Reece Mastin, Cosentino, Timomatic and Josh Thomas for a comedy act.”

Brooke was one of five scouts from First Warnbro Sound Scout Group to attend the 13-day event and said it had been her dream to go to a jamboree.

“I just love going out and doing camping and doing different stuff,” she said.

“I did a lot I wouldn’t usually do and it was a lot of fun.”

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