March 4, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

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Local scouts enjoy challenges at Agoonoree (Australia)

Bundaberg District Scouts and Guides have had an active month, with local youth enjoying the outdoors and adventures that come from being involved in these organisations.

Nine local scouts, guides and leaders gave up a week of school holidays to attend a special camp in Brisbane called Agoonoree.

The focus was not so much on participants just enjoying themselves, but on ensuring that themselves and a guest with a disability formed bonds and shared experiences that are like nothing else.

Agoonoree is a scouting term for a camp for young people with special needs.

The Queensland Agoonoree is a camp that gives special needs children from outside of Scouting and Guiding the chance to experience the fun and excitement of these two long running movements.

Emma Stack from Bundaberg Girl Guides has now completed two Agoonorees and said it was a little different to a normal scout or guide camp.

“It is more focusing on helping them (the guests) do stuff,” she said.

Read more – Bundaberg Now: https://bit.ly/3Nkj60V